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Arts Project Grants

Grants to Utah Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for
Arts Opportunities Serving the General Public

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Utah Division of Arts and Museums (UDAM)

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11/03/17 5:00 PM MST


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Grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to Utah nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and IHEs to develop and implement unique arts-oriented projects benefitting the general public. Applications are accepted from groups and organizations whose primary purpose may or may not be arts-related.

Although the Arts Project category is intentionally nimble and inclusive of a broad variety of ideas, funding preference is given to the following types of projects (not listed in order):

-Projects that are innovating and not part of regular programming
-Projects that create impact within the broad community or support underserved groups/populations
-Festivals, public events, and other projects that raise awareness of the public value of the arts

Examples of arts projects include: festivals, exhibitions, concerts, creative place-making endeavors tied to community revitalization, or other innovative public presentations that advance the arts in a community or geographic region.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180638

Estimated Size of Grant:

$500 - $2,000

Term of Contract:

Project activities must occur between January 1 to June 30, 2018.

Organizations are not guaranteed funding from one year to the next.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who can apply:
-501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
-Fiscally sponsored projects with a community focus
-Municipalities or government agencies
-Correctional/juvenile facilities, social service agencies, and libraries or community centers

Utah restricts its funding to organizations based in and primarily serving the residents of Utah.

Educational Institution Eligibility:

Universities, colleges, and educational institutions are subject to the following restrictions:
-Programming for which grant funding is sought must be open to the general public and easily accessible. The public (meaning those outside the institution) must compose a significant percentage of those involved in or served by the activities.
-Academic awards and/or work, including fellowships, scholarships, or tuition fees for student work, are not allowed.
-Events and services funded by the grant must be supplementary to regular curriculum. Grant funds cannot be used to support projects involving classes or workshops for which college credit is given.
-Grant funds may not be used to replace funds normally allocated for specific arts projects.
-Overhead expenses must follow the federal funding guidelines set by the Federal Office of Management and Budget.
-Institutions are limited to no more than one grant to the same academic department in any given fiscal year.

Legislative Pass-Through/Direct Line-Item Funding:

The following criteria apply to organizations receiving pass-through or direct line-item funding (also known as legislative appropriations) when said appropriation is managed by the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts.

-Organizations that receive ongoing legislative pass-through funding for operating support are not eligible for UA&M grant funding.
-POPS, iSEE, and State Museum Funding are not considered pass-through funding that is a duplication of funding by UA&M grants.
-Organizations that receive one-time legislative pass-through funding for operating expenses may not receive UA&M funding in the same year they receive legislative pass- through.
-Grant requests from organizations that receive one-time pass-through funding for a specific project may be subject to review for eligibility by the Executive Committee of the Utah Arts Council or Office of Museum Services Board. Funds allocated by line-item pass- through from the legislature and UA&M competitive grants shall not be for similar activities.
-Organizations that receive a pass-through allocation from a department other than Heritage and Arts may be subject to review by the Executive Committee of the Utah Arts Council or Office of Museum Services Board if the activities seem similar to a grant application in the same year as the allocation.
-Organizations that receive pass-through funding for capital projects are eligible for UA&M funding.

Not Funded:
-Activities that have already taken place
-Programming completed prior to January1, 2018 or after June 30,2018
-Purchase of equipment
-Direct funding to acquire, construct, extend or maintain a facility
-Activities or materials which violate State or Federal laws
-Out-of-state travel
-Fundraising events/expenses or galas, including prizes, awards, or benefits
-Hospitality(food, refreshments, etc.)
-Deficit reduction
-Scholarships for academic programs
-Activities restricted to an organization’s membership
-Employee or applicant’s personal gain
-Individual artist commissions
-Paid political advertising or lobbying expenses
-For-profit ventures, L3C, or Individuals

Pre-Application Information:

Grants require a 1:1 cash match. Cash mates are any hard cash match that come from earned or raised income. Within the budget, your cash match can be used to cover some of the items that the Division is unable to fund in the above list.

All applicants that identify as organizations are required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number.

Arts Project B grant applications are due November 3, 2017, 5:00 PM MST.

The actual application must be made online through the portal. If you do not have access to the portal, it can take up to two days to get a portal account, so plan ahead.

Grant Timeline:
-Grant Opens: September 11, 2017
-Grant Closes: November 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM MST
-Panel Review: November 2017
-Funding Notification: December 2017
-Payment Disbursed: After January 1, 2018

Grantees are encouraged to participate in Arts Day on the Hill, scheduled for February 5, 2018.

Application Forms and Resources:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager

Racquel Cornali, Grants Coordinator

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USA: Utah

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