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Folk Arts Cultural Preservation Grant

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

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Utah Division of Arts and Museums (UA&M)

Deadline Date:

09/14/18 5:00 PM MST


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Grants of up to $1,500 to Utah nonprofit organizations and individual artists for projects involving the preservation, presentation, and documentation of traditional art forms. Project types may include classes, workshops, and other group learning activities. Funding may be used to cover costs associated with photography, videography, exhibition or conservation materials, and cultural events.

In the application, you should describe a project plan that clearly articulates how you will educate or impart traditional folk skills to other members of your shared culture group. Group teaching scenarios may consist of short-term intensive workshops or may be regularly scheduled classes that take place over a six- month period. Cultural events and exhibits may be either recurring or one-time.

Before applying, consider whether your project accomplishes the following:
-Empowers traditional artists to share skills and knowledge with their cultural communities.
-Emphasizes community building and education.
-Promotes public awareness and appreciation of cultural traditions and art forms.
-Contributes to the diversity and vitality of Utah’s arts landscape.

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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175020

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,500

Term of Contract:

UA&M funds must be spent between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 (FY19).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Master folk artists or tradition bearers who are recognized within their community.
-Emerging traditional artists and/or apprentices.

Organizations & Societies
-Utah-based programs focused on preserving, presenting, or documenting the culture of a specific ethnic, tribal, occupational, religious, or regional group.

Not Funded:
-Historical re-enactment projects.
-General operating support.
-Out-of-state travel
-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.
-Purchase of commercially manufactured costumes, outfits, or instruments.
-Projects completed prior to July 1, 2018.

Pre-Application Information:

All nonprofit organizations that receive funding must have a DUNS number. Individuals are not required to have a DUNS number.

Individuals and organizations may receive funding for only one grant opportunity through UA&M in a fiscal year. No cash match is required but UA&M will need to see examples of community support and any in- kind contributions (services or products you are not paying for) should be described in the application.

All applications must be completed and submitted online by Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. MST.

Grant Timeline:
-Grant Opens: Friday, June 1, 2018
-Grant Closes: Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. MST
-Panel Review: October 2018
-Funding Notification: November 2018
-Payment Disbursed: After contract has been processed

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Adrienne Decker, Folk Arts Specialist

Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager

Racquel Cornali, Grants Coordinator

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah