Arts Council - City Arts Grants

The City Arts Grants program is designed to provide financial support for arts programs and projects in Salt Lake City that merit public funding. There are five City Arts Grants Categories, each with its own eligibility standards, guidelines, and review criteria.

Because City Arts Grants are supported with public tax dollars, the board places a priority on those programs that best reflect the Arts Council's mission and serve the residents of Salt Lake City. City Arts Grants can support only those programs and projects which take place within Salt Lake City limits.

The City Arts Grants program is competitive and includes a rigorous application review process. 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. The award of City Arts Grant funds is made at the sole discretion of the Salt Lake City Arts Council and the decision of the board is final

2013-2014 awarded City Arts Grants

2012-2013 awarded City Arts Grants


All City Arts Grant categories, descriptions, and documents (application, guidelines, and evaluations) are listed below.


Applying for a City Arts Grant

Review the grant category descriptions below and select the appropriate category.

Download the guidelines document. PLEASE BE SURE TO THOROUGHLY REVIEW THE GRANT GUIDELINES PRIOR TO STARTING YOUR APPLICATION TO ENSURE ELIGIBILITY.

Contact the Arts Council for further clarification if you are planning to submit multiple grant applications.

  • Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements for a General Support grant may also apply for an Arts Learning grant.
  • Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements for a Project Support grant may also apply for an Arts Learning grant. Please ensure that the project for which you request support is different for each of the two applications.
  • Grantees who receive funding in the General Support are NOT eligible to apply for a Project Support grant.
  • Grantees who receive funding in the General Support, Project Support, or Arts Learning categories are NOT eligible to apply for a Mini Grant.

Applicants are allowed to apply in the Arts Learning category as well as General Support or Project Support because Salt Lake City places a priority on arts education programs.

The Salt Lake City Arts Council will only accept one application per project. For example, if an organization requests support for a project in the Project Support category and is not recommended for funding, the organization cannot submit the same application in the Mini Grant category.

Please contact Kelsey Ellis with any grant question. (801) 596-5000 kelsey.ellis@slcgov.com


 

Artist-in-the-Classroom

Artist-in-the-Classroom grants provide funding for elementary schools in Salt Lake City School District to support the placement of professional artists in the classroom during school hours. The Artist-in-the-Classroom program is designed, at the recommendation of district teachers and administrators, to augment existing arts activities in the schools and should not be used for after-school programming.

Grant Amount: $2,000

2014-2015 DEADLINE: MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014, 5:00 P.M.

 
2014-2015 Grant Year
 
2014-2015 Guidelines

Application deadline has passed

 

 
2013-2014 Grant Year
 
2013-2014 Guidelines

Application deadline has passed

2013-2014 Evaluation

Due by September 30, 2014

 


 

Arts Learning

The Arts Learning grant category was established to support arts learning activities that reach youth of all means, backgrounds, and abilities in Salt Lake City. 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.

The Arts Learning grant category supports new and existing programs with opportunities for all Salt Lake City youth and a commitment to reaching underserved populations. 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.

Grant Amount: $2,500; $5,000; or $7,500

2014-2015 DEADLINE: MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014, 5:00 P.M.

 
2014-2015 Grant Year
 
2014-2015 Guidelines

Application deadline has passed

 

 
2013-2014 Grant Year
 
2013-2014 Guidelines

Application deadline has passed

2013-2014 Evaluation

Due by September 30, 2014

 


 

General Support

General Support grants assist arts organizations with general operating expenses and the continuation or expansion of arts programming for the citizens of Salt Lake.

Organizations funded in General Support must demonstrate high quality arts programming, operate with professional management and artistic staff, have a track record of stable operations and demonstrate a positive impact on the community.

General Support grant application review includes an assessment of the advancement of artistic excellence, the season, the budget, the quality of programming, community support, and number of people served.

Grant Amount: $500 - $10,000

2014-2015 DEADLINE: MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014, 5:00 P.M.

 
2014-2015 Grant Year
 
2014-2015 Guidelines

Application deadline has passed

 
 
2013-2014 Grant Year
 
2013-2014 Guidelines Application deadline has passed

2013-2014 Evaluation

Due by September 30, 2014

 


 

Project Support

Project Support grants are awarded to individuals, groups and nonprofit organizations for specific arts projects and programs which are determined to be of value to the community. Exhibits, concerts, performances, festivals, workshops and readings are examples of projects eligible for funding through Project Support grants. Projects may also include consultant assistance related to improving the quality or management of arts programs, such as planning, marketing, facility design, fundraising and board development. Project Support grants have an at least one-to-one cash matching requirement.

Grant Amount: $500 - $10,000

2014-2015 DEADLINE: MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014, 5:00 P.M.

 
2014-2015 Grant Year
 
2014-2015 Guidelines

Application deadline has passed

 
 
2013-2014 Grant Year
 
2013-2014 Guidelines Application deadline has passed

2013-2014 Evaluation

Due by September 30, 2014

 


 

Mini Grants

Mini Grants provide an opportunity for limited funding requests from nonprofit organizations for projects that may arise during the year. In general, grant awards will be $500 or less.

The Mini Grant category is not an alternative for submitting late applications or missing deadlines in other categories. Organizations may apply only once a year.

Grant Amount: $500

2014-2015 DEADLINES: TBA

 
2014-2015 Grant Year
 
Guidelines available in June 2014

2014-2015 Application

Deadlines:

Monday, July 28, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Monday, January 26, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015

 
 
2013-2014 Grant Year
 
2013-2014 Guidelines

Application deadlines have passed

2013-2014 Evaluation

Due by September 30, 2014