Dear Grantees and Community Members,
I hope you are all doing well and staying safe and healthy. We have a few announcements on the City Arts Grant program that we would like to share with you. As we continue to navigate this new environment we will be sure to send out information as soon as it becomes available to us.
2020-2021 CITY ARTS GRANTS
The Arts Council has decided to postpone the deadlines for the upcoming 2020-2021 City Arts Grants Program. We understand that many artists and organizations are currently facing many unknowns for the next year and we would like to respect that many groups may need more time to determine what projects and programs will look like next year.
We are not changing the grant year, which is September 1, 2020-August 31, 2021. This means that if you are a current grant recipient and are awarded funding for next year, then you should not see a gap in funds being paid out (as long as all applicable grant reports and forms are submitted). What this hopefully does is allow for more time for grant applicants to have an understanding of the effects of COVID-19 on their projects and programs.
At this time, we do not anticipate any changes in funding to the 2020-2021 City Arts Grants Program, and only minimal changes to the process or application questions. We simply want to make sure applicants have ample time to plan for next year.
We are going to close the application processes which are currently open and reopen them once we announce the new deadlines—which will be by May 1. If you have a draft application started or have submitted a complete application, we will leave them in their current format and allow you to restart them, modify them, or keep them as is once we reopen the process.
Please contact Kelsey Ellis at Kelsey.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Our staff is working remotely so email is best. However, if you do not have the ability to send an email, you can leave a message at 801-535-6514.
2019-2020 MINI GRANTS
The Arts Council is closing the April deadline for the 2019-2020 Mini Grant. This funding was made with the intention to support projects and events which occur over the summer of 2020. We understand that in response to COVID-19 precautionary measures, it would be difficult to request funding for summer events which are an unknown possibility right now. Instead, we will work with the Salt Lake City Arts Council Board and City Administration to determine the most effective time and purpose to make these funds available to artists.
2019-2020 CURRENT GRANTEES
If you are a current grant recipient and have made changes to projects, programs, and events due to COVID-19, we will work with you on reporting those changes. It is the Arts Council’s goal to disburse all awarded funds to every grantee. We are currently working on the process for how we will ask you to report that information. This may include extending deadlines, modifying reporting requirements, or working with individual grantees on options for spending awarded funds. Please hang in there as we work through our processes and we will be in touch with you soon!
Please stay safe, healthy, and happy!
City Arts Grants Program
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 four City Arts Grants categories, each with eligibility standards, guidelines, and review criteria. The Salt Lake City Arts Council Board places a priority on those programs that best reflect the Arts Council’s mission and values.
City Arts Grants can support only those programs and projects which take place within Salt Lake City limits. Review Salt Lake City boundaries here: https://www.slc.gov/council/find-your-council-member/
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 Grants is made at the sole discretion of the Salt Lake City Arts Council and the decision of the board is final.
Applicants may only submit one application annually. The exception is to applicants who wish to submit an Arts Learning application in addition to a General Support or Project Support application.
Applying for a City Arts Grant
STEP 1: REVIEW ELIGIBILITY, GUIDELINES, AND DEADLINES
Each City Arts Grant category has its own eligibility standards, guidelines, review criteria, and deadline. Review the grant descriptions and select the appropriate category. PLEASE BE SURE TO THOROUGHLY REVIEW THE GRANT GUIDELINES PRIOR TO STARTING YOUR APPLICATION TO ENSURE ELIGIBILITY.
View a review of the guidelines and application and tips on completing an application in this online video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_KNQaQlDAc&t=7s
STEP 2: CREATE AN ACCOUNT
To create an account, go to the City Arts Grant online application system here: ONLINE GRANT PROCESS
Follow the steps to complete an account. Be sure to select one login email address and password for your organization. This email and password will be used for all of your organization’s application submissions.
STEP 3: COMPLETE THE ONLINE GRANT APPLICATION
ALL CITY ARTS GRANT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE.
Guidelines for all grant categories, the date when applications will be available online, as well as the deadlines for submission will be posted in January of each year.
For additional information on completing an online application, please view the following instructional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f-Z_FDTxDs
Previous years awardees:
Contact Kelsey Ellis with any grant question. (801) 596-5000 email@example.com