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Grants to Utah Arts Nonprofits and IHEs with Arts Public Programming for General Support

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Geographic Focus

USA: Utah

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Nonprofit Arts Organization Sustainability Grants

Utah Division of Arts & Museums


Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #166333

Grant Description

Grants of up to and over $30,000 to Utah nonprofit arts organizations and IHEs that have events open to the general public, to assist with their operating expenses. Eligible organizations have received at least 3 years (not necessarily consecutive) of previous funding. Programming for which grant funding is sought must be open to the general public and easily accessible.

The public (meaning those outside the institution) must comprise a significant percentage of those involved in or served by the activities.

Sustainability I Grants provide funding to nonprofit arts organizations with budgets of over $750,000 in general operating revenue.

Sustainability II Grants provide funding to nonprofit organizations with budgets under $750,000 in general operating revenue.

Review criteria:

- Artistic excellence in programs: Artistic excellence demonstrates the organization’s potential to create art that meets the highest standards of excellence, engage the public with diverse art forms; enable participants to acquire knowledge or skills in the arts; and/or strengthen communities through the arts. What constitutes artistic excellence may vary in relation to the organization’s mission, audience and community.

- Community involvement and access: Community involvement demonstrates the organization’s efforts to understand and serve its community, its efforts to be inclusive of individuals from all demographic backgrounds, physical and cognitive abilities, as well as the community’s support of the organization.

- Sound management: Sound management demonstrates the organization’s ability to carry out its proposed activities, including the level of administrative support, the resources involved, the quality of planning, and plans for evaluation and improvement.

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Eligibility:

  • Institutions of Higher Education; IHE(s)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit arts organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS that have the following:

• At least one paid employee (paid for a minimum of 20 hours per week).
• Received at least three years of funding from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums (funding does not need to be consecutive).
• Complied with all final reporting requirements for FY15 Utah Arts & Museums grants.

• Legislative pass-through:

- Organizations that receive ongoing legislative pass-through funding for operating support are not eligible for Utah Arts & Museums grant funding.
- Organizations that receive one-time legislative pass-through funding for operating expenses are eligible to apply for Utah Arts & Museums funding during any years that they do not receive legislative pass-through funding.
- Organizations that receive one-time pass-through funding for a specific project may still be eligible for Utah Arts & Museums funding. The Division Director may take into account the frequency of such appropriation requests and the nature and purpose of the requested appropriation.
- Organizations that receive pass-through funding for capital projects are eligible for Utah Arts & Museums funding.

Educational Institution Eligibility:

• Programming for which grant funding is sought must be open to the general public and easily accessible. The public (meaning those outside the institution) must comprise a significant percentage of those involved in or served by the activities.
• Academic awards and/or work, including: fellowships, scholarships, or tuition fees for student work; as well as in-school curriculum projects and/or projects that are part of a required course or curriculum may not be funded by UA&M grants.
• Programming must be supplementary to regular curriculum. Grant funds cannot be used to support projects involving classes or workshops for which college credit is given.
• Grant funds may not be used to replace funds normally allocated for specific arts projects.
• Overhead expenses must follow the federal funding guidelines set by the Federal Office of Management and Budget.
• Institutions are limited to no more than one grant to the same academic department in any given fiscal year.

Pre-Application Information:

Organizations may only receive one Utah Arts & Museums grant per fiscal year.

Grants require a 1:1 cash match.

Organizations must list their organization name and event information on Now Playing Utah: http://www.nowplayingutah.com

Apply here:http://uamgrants.utah.gov/.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Sustainability I Grants: unspecified
Sustainability II Grants: up to $30,000

Term of Contract:

Funds must be spent between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 (FY17). Grantees are required to file a final report for this grant online by August 1, 2017.

Contact Information:

Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager
801.236.7550
lalder@utah.gov

Racquel Cornali, Community Arts Coordinator
801.236.7541
rcornali@utah.gov

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.


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