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Arts Learning Grant

Grants to Salt Lake City, Utah Nonprofits
and Artists to Engage Youth in the Arts

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Salt Lake City Arts Council (SLCAC)

Deadline Date:

04/23/18 5:00 PM


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Grants of $2,500, $5,000, and $7,500 to Salt Lake City, Utah nonprofit organizations and artists for educational arts activities that impact youth in the local community. All projects must have a community outreach component and reach youth of all background, means, and abilities.

The funding for this category is intended to recognize the value of providing access and exposure to a wide variety of quality arts experiences and art forms for Salt Lake City’s youth. It is the intent of this category to provide grants that would support free programs or scholarships or sliding fee scales to enable access for all youth.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179103

Estimated Size of Grant:

If awarded, an Arts Learning grant will be $2,500; $5,000; or $7,500.

Term of Contract:

Grantees must perform services within a twelve-month period beginning no earlier than September 1, 2018 and ending no later than August 31, 2019.

A newly completed application must be submitted each year and a grant award in one year does not guarantee an award for the following year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible for an Arts Learning grant, the applicant must:

-Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, individual artist or group of artists. All projects whether facilitated by an organization, individual artist, or group of artists, must have a community component, outreach effort, or provide a service to the community. The Arts Council does not offer artists’ fellowships.

-Have programming that serves youth ages 5-18. Youth who benefit from activities funded through this grant category must be Salt Lake City residents.

-Request support for arts projects and programs occurring in Salt Lake City.

City Arts Grants cannot be awarded to:
-Projects already underway or completed prior to the grant year;
-Programs or travel outside of Salt Lake City;
-For-profit business, such as a corporation or LLC;
-Deficit reduction.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must have matching funds for the requested amount of at least 1:1. This match can be through cash, earned income, private or public support, or through a combination of these resources.

In-kind contributions are welcome, but will not meet the matching requirement. However, the Arts Learning category recognizes donated facilities as part of the matching requirement. If the facility is recorded as in-kind, it must be listed on the budget in BOTH projected income and projected expenses.

The deadline to apply is Monday, April 23, 2018, 5:00 PM. The application will be available Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

-Application deadline: April 23, 2018, 5:00 PM
-Committee review meeting: Summer 2018
-Board review and approval: August 2018
-Funding notification: August/September 2018
-First payment disbursed: Fall 2018
-Final payment: Upon completion and review of final report

For information on completing an online application, please read the guidelines and view the following instructional video:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Kelsey Ellis
(801) 596-5000

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah: Salt Lake City