We aim to distribute approximately $200,000 to an undetermined number of arts-based nonprofit organizations before Fall 2022. Grants will be made in the following amounts; $2,500- $10,000 and will be distributed based on adherence to the Evaluation Criteria. We anticipate a high number of competitive submissions to this program. Applicants are encouraged to adhere to the Evaluation Criteria whenever possible to maximize their score.
Arts Learning Enhancement is combined with the General Support Grant application this year. We will score that section of the application independently of the General Support and awardees can expect a request $1,000 to $5,000 for Arts Learning Enhancement programs. The funds from the General Support and Arts Learning Enhancement will be combined for a total award of up to $15,000.
GRANT PROGRAM PURPOSE
General Support grants assist arts and cultural mission driven organizations with general operating expenses and the continuation or expansion of their arts and cultural focused programming in Salt Lake City.
Organizations funded in General Support must demonstrate artistic/programming excellence and value, foster cultural equity, and cultivate a positive social impact on the community.
The review of a General Support grant application includes an assessment of the advancement of artistic excellence, the budget, the quality of programming, community support, and number of people served. Full evaluation measures are listed in detail below.
ABOUT OUR 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 three recurring 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, values, and strategic priorities as expressed in our Strategic Plan found here.
City Arts Grants can support only those programs and projects which take place within Salt Lake City limits. For General Support applicants, it is understood that organizations may conduct programming outside Salt Lake City boundaries. However, all awarded funding must be applied only to those activities which occur within Salt Lake City.
The City Arts Grants program is competitive and includes a rigorous application review process. A complete 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 to this grant category. There are no exceptions to this guideline, however, additional grant opportunities may become available and eligibility criteria and limitations will be made clear within those grant guidelines.
Please read the Program Guidelines thoroughly as substantial changes to this program have been made.