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Utah Arts & Museums Grant Opportunities Available – 28 May 2013

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Arts & Museums announces several funding opportunities through the end of the calendar year:

Grant  / Due Date

Arts Project  / May 31, 2013 and November 1, 2013

Capital Facility Requests  / June 1, 2013

Local Arts Agency  / June 14, 2013

OnStage in Utah  / June 19, 2013

Nonprofit Organization – Sustainability  / June 28, 2013

Nonprofit Organization – Capacity-Building  / August 2, 2013

Applications for all funding opportunities are due by 5 p.m. on the respective day. The purpose of these grants is to ensure that the cultural, civic, educational and economic benefits of the arts are accessible to every community in the state. Organizations must have nonprofit 501(c)(3) status for all grant categories, except for: Arts Project Grants, which also include for-profit organizations that have collaborative community outreach; and OnStage in Utah grants, which are open to presenters who are a unit of government, a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) designation, or work under a 501(c)(3) organizational umbrella or government agent.

Arts Project Grants enable organizations and groups whose primary mission may or may not be arts-based to develop and provide arts-based projects to the general public. Applicants may apply for up to $2,000 for arts projects such as festivals, exhibitions, concerts and other innovative public presentations that advance the arts in a community or geographic region.

Capital Facility Requests are for arts organizations and museums to request state financial assistance for capital facilities projects. Organizations apply for prioritization of capital facilities project funding through Utah Arts & Museums. Applications will be forwarded to the appropriate board, either the Office of Museum Services Advisory Board or the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors. Each board will then provide the Governor’s Office and State Legislature a list of prioritized capital facilities projects for consideration when the governor and legislature are constructing state budgets.

Local Arts Agency Grants provide general support to local arts agencies. Matching funds or partnerships are required. Funding is available to officially designated local arts agencies that are either nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or are part of a city/county government.

OnStage in Utah Grants support public performances and educational outreach of in-state or out-of-state performing artists. Presenters bring touring artists to their communities for live performance. In addition, they arrange for educational outreach activities during an artist’s visit, such as student performances, lecture demonstrations, master classes or workshops. A public performance as well as an educational outreach activity is required to receive funding. OnStage in Utah will pay up to 50% of an artist’s fee from $200 to $2,000. Utah presenters can apply for multiple performing artists, with a maximum award of $2,000 per presenter per year. The presenter and the proposed performance must be located in Utah; performing artists can be from Utah or from outside of the state.

Nonprofit Arts Organization Sustainability Grants provide funding to nonprofit arts organizations for general operating expenses. To be eligible, organizations must have received three years of consecutive funding from Utah Arts & Museums. Matching funds are required.

Nonprofit Arts Organization Capacity-Building Grants provide funding to nonprofit arts organizations for general operating expenses. The purpose of this funding is to build the capacity of new and emerging nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is arts-related. Capacity-Building Grants provide support for organizations that are either in their first three years of seeking funding from Utah Arts & Museums or that have no paid staff members. Grants of up to $2,500 are available and matching funds are required.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer a variety of funding opportunities for the many organizations across the state that provide valuable access to the arts in their communities,” said Lynnette Hiskey, Director of Utah Arts & Museums.

Review and approval of these grants is determined by the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors and administered by the staff of Utah Arts & Museums. Utah Arts & Museums requires grantees to file final reports and send thank-you letters to their Utah legislative representatives. Applicants are encouraged to go to to download specific grant guidelines and requirements. Applications for all grants are available online by clicking here. For questions about grants from Utah Arts & Museums, contact Katie Woslager at kwoslager@utah.gov801.236.7550, or visit

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About Utah Arts & Museums

Utah Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts with a goal to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. The division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on the programs and services can be found at or by calling 801.236.7555.