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City Arts Grants Program - Arts Learning Grant

Grants to Salt Lake City, Utah Nonprofits, Artists, and
Groups of Artists for Programs That Engage Youth in the Arts

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Salt Lake City Arts Council (SLCAC)

Deadline Date:

04/23/19 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to Salt Lake City, Utah nonprofit organizations, individual artists, and artist groups 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. Grants can support only those programs and projects that serve the residents of Salt Lake City and take place within Salt Lake City limits.

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.

Programs and services must be open to the public and not restricted to members only. The Committee prioritizes applications that demonstrate need. Also of high importance is the presentation of a balanced and detailed budget, description of the impact to the community, and strategy for broadening audience reach.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179103

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Services must be performed within a twelve-month period beginning no earlier than September 1, 2019 and ending no later than August 31, 2020. For ongoing or continuing programming, funds can only support activities that occur during the grant 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:

- Deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 5:00 PM. Applications will be available on Monday, February 18.
- Committee review meeting: Summer 2019
- Board review and approval: August 2019
- Funding notification: August/September 2019
- First Payment: Fall 2019
- Final Payment: Upon completion and review of final report

All City Arts Grant applications must be submitted online. Paper copies or email PDF documents will not be accepted.

Applicants may only submit one application per grant year. The exception is applicants who wish to submit an Arts Learning application for an arts education project in addition to a General Support or Project Support application.

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.

Review of the guidelines and application tips (video):

Application information (video):

Instructional video for assistance navigating the online system:

Contact Information:

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

To access the online system:

Kelsey Ellis
(801) 596-5000

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah: Salt Lake City