City Arts Grants – Now Online

Deadlines and application availability announced for the 2016-2017 City Arts Grants Program

The Salt Lake City Arts Council is pleased to announce that the City Arts Grants program has moved to an online format. Now all applications, correspondence, and follow up documents will be completed through the Arts Council’s online system. The new system is designed to simplify the grant application process and embrace a paperless format.

The guidelines for each grant category walk applicants through the new system. An instructional video has also been produced to show applicants how to navigate the online application. Additional information on the new online grant system can be found on the Arts Council’s website at

The City Arts Grants program provides financial support to nonprofits, arts organizations, and artists conducting arts programming in Salt Lake City that merit public funding. Made possible through an annual appropriation from the Salt Lake City Council and Mayor, funding supports a variety of arts activities including festivals, concerts, exhibitions, arts education programs, performances, and workshops.

The 2016-2017 grant opportunities include the following:


Artists-in-the-Classroom grants provide funding for elementary schools in the Salt Lake City School District to support the placement of professional artists in the classroom.

Application will be available Monday, January 11, 2016.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, March 28, 2016, 5:00 p.m.


Arts Learning grants 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.

Application will be available Monday, February 1, 2016.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, April 25, 2016, 5:00 p.m.


General Support grants assist arts organizations with general operating expenses. Organizations must demonstrate high quality arts programming, be located in Salt Lake City, and operate with paid administrative staff.

Application will be available Monday, March 28, 2016.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, June 13, 2016, 5:00 p.m.


Project Support grants are awarded to individual artists and nonprofit organizations for specific arts projects occurring in Salt Lake City. Exhibits, concerts, performances, festivals, workshops, and readings are examples of projects eligible for funding through this category.

Application will be available Monday, March 28, 2016.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, June 20, 2016, 5:00 p.m.


Mini Grants provide an opportunity for limited funding requests from nonprofit organizations for projects that may arise after the grant deadlines.

Deadlines, guidelines, and the application will be posted online on May 2, 2016.