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Arts Learning Grant

Grants to Utah Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools,
and IHEs for Interactive Arts Education Projects

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Utah Division of Arts and Museums (UA&M)

Deadline Date:

03/22/19 5:00 PM MST


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Grants ranging from $2,000 to $7,000 to Utah nonprofits, agencies, schools, and IHEs for hands-on arts education activities serving people of all ages. Funding is intended to support projects involving teaching artists working with organizations, schools, or specific community populations. The mission of the arts education program is to foster lifelong learning in the arts through improving access to the creative process as well as deepening artistic knowledge and skills.

Arts learning projects may be thematic and focus on a particular core area such as math, science, language arts, or social studies through dance, theatre, music, storytelling, film/video, visual arts, and creative writing.

Eligible Activities:
- Community-based projects led by a professional artist
- Projects that focus on national and state standards-based arts learning objectives (for K-12 populations)
- Site-based professional development for a group of classroom teachers taught by professional artists
- Teaching artist fee(s)
- Artist travel costs directly related to the project
- Partial costs of installation of work (e.g. mural, glass wall, art walkways, etc.) for final presentation of this arts learning project (see budget restriction for max. request amount)
- Creation of a new work made by learners working directly with a teaching artist
- Interdisciplinary projects that integrate the arts with social justice, STEM, language arts, or cross-cultural awareness
- Limited instructional supplies, materials, and consumables may be included in the budget if they are necessary for the implementation of the project for costumes, scenery, etc.

Examples of Projects:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179100

Estimated Size of Grant:

$2,000 - $7,000

Term of Contract:

Grant funds must be used between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
- Public, private, charter, and alternative schools; colleges and universities (must be accredited institutions). New charter and private schools may not apply for more than $2,000 until they have been functioning as an academic institution for three years. Funds may never be requested for any part-time or full-time staff positions.
- 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or government agencies
- Social service agencies, shelters, hospitals, correctional facilities, juvenile facilities
- Community centers, local arts agencies and municipalities

UA&M will fund no more than two residencies using the same professional artist or artistic company. The goal is to provide both diversity of artistry and manage allocation of public funds equitably.

For a list of projects/expenses not funded, see:

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Timeline:
- Grant Opens: Friday, February 1, 2019
- Grant Closes: Friday, March 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM (MST)
- Panel Review: Spring 2019
- Funding Notification: After July 1, 2019

All applications must be submitted online through the grant application portal. If you do not currently have access to the portal, it can take up to two days to receive a portal account. If there has been a change in staff at your organization, please contact UA&M to set up the correct account for access to the portal.

Grants require a 1:1 match.

Applicants must use an approved artist. Approved artists need to be included on the Utah Division of Arts & Museums Teaching Artist Roster located on,, or on the teaching artist roster of another state arts agency. Artists who are not on the UA&M Teaching Artist Roster must be approved for artistic/educational excellence prior to submission of this application.

If you are using an artist who is not on the roster, you must submit proof of educational and artistic merit, and explain how he or she is qualified to work with the specific community, population, or group for which you are applying.

All organizations applying for grants must have a DUNS number.

Contact Information:

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

Register and Apply Online:

Jean Tokuda Irwin, Arts Education Manager

Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager

Racquel Cornali, Grants Coordinator

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah