Utah Division of Arts and Museums (UA&M)
05/10/21 5:00 PM MST
Grants of up to $3,000 to Utah master artists to train emerging artists in the traditional arts. This program supports qualifying emerging artists who wish to study with a traditional master artist of a Native, ethnic, rural, or occupational community. The master artist must demonstrate a commitment to passing on cultural knowledge with 1-2 selected apprentices of the same cultural community. Apprentice(s) and teacher should complete their application together.
Many but not all art forms shared within a community, family, or small group may qualify for a Folk Arts grant. Considering art “folk” or “traditional” requires that skills, knowledge, and creative criteria are passed between members of a shared community, typically by recognized tradition bearers to younger generations. Traditional art forms are diverse, varying greatly in medium and method. Performing arts such as singing, dancing, and drumming may qualify, as can crafts like weaving, rawhide braiding, silversmithing, and woodcarving. If your arts practice is traditional and passed on to other members of your community through intensive experiential learning, it may be eligible. Resulting workshops, exhibitions, performances, or other funded presentations should demonstrably strengthen the cultural heritage of your community or geographic region and increase public awareness of folk and traditional arts in Utah.
Funds may be used for:
GrantWatch ID#: 175021
Up to $3,000
Utah Division of Arts & Museums funds must be spent between June - December 2021
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Adrienne Decker, Folk Arts Manager
Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager
Racquel Cornali, Grants Coordinator
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