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Folk Arts Cultural Preservation Grant

Grants to Utah Nonprofits and Artists for
Folk Arts Projects and Community Workshops

GrantWatch ID#: 175020
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Utah Division of Arts and Museums

11/09/16 5:00 PM MST

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Grants of up to $1,500 to Utah nonprofits and individual folk artists for specific projects to preserve, document, and presentation a traditional art form. Funding is also available for classes, workshops, and other small group activities that provide intergenerational education for members of a diverse cultural community.

The Folk Arts Project Support track assists individual artists, organizations, and cultural communities in the preservation, documentation, and presentation of their traditional art forms through the completion of a specific project. Up to $500 in funding is available and can be used for expenses such as videography, photography, conservation or exhibition materials, or cultural events.

The Folk Arts Community Workshop track supports workshops, classes, and other small group learning activities that provide intergenerational learning experiences for members of a shared cultural community. Up to $1,500 in funding is available. Applicants submit a project plan that clearly articulates how they will provide traditional training for other members of their shared culture group. Funds can be used to pay master teachers or tradition bearers, subsidize workshop or rehearsal space, and other materials needed for the transmission of traditional artistic skills in a group setting. Group teaching scenarios may consist of short-term intensive workshops or may be regularly scheduled classes that take place over a six-month period.

Funds may be used for the following:
- In-state travel expenses (mileage) for participating artists.
- Supplies, tools, and other materials (excluding purchased musical instruments, outfits, or costumes) needed for completion of a project.
- Rental of AV equipment needed for completion of a project.
- Fees for teaching artists and/or presenters.
- Conservation materials to preserve important traditional material culture of a specific community or region (must be on public display).
- Documentation to increase public awareness of folk art traditions and assist in their preservation.
- Costs directly related to the production of public folk arts events (festivals, concerts, gatherings) which help to preserve cultural heritage within a community.

All proposed projects should support the following goals:
1. Empower tradition bearers to pass on art forms to their cultural communities.
2. Emphasize community building and education.
3. Promote public awareness and appreciation of traditions.
4. Contribute to the diversity and vitality of Utah’s arts landscape.

Folk Arts Project Support: Up to $500
Folk Arts Community Workshop: Up to $1,500

Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UDAM) funds must be spent between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 (FY17).

- Master folk artists or tradition bearers who are recognized within their community.
- Emerging traditional artists and apprentices.
- Artists who reside in Utah.

- Utah-based programs focused on preserving, presenting, or documenting traditional art forms of a specific cultural community.

Applicants must select which track they are applying for. Individuals and organizations may receive funding for only one grant opportunity in a fiscal year. No cash match is required, but substantive description of community support and any in-kind contributions must be submitted with the application.

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

To apply, go to

Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager

617 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Adrienne Decker, Folk Arts Specialist

Chase Home, Liberty Park
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

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