We aim to distribute approximately $33,750 to an undetermined number of individual artists before June 30, 2022. Grants will range from $500 – $2,500 and be distributed based on adherence to the Funding Priorities, as well as the Evaluation Criteria. We anticipate a high number of competitive submissions to this program. Applicants are encouraged to adhere to the Funding Priorities and Evaluation Criteria whenever possible to maximize their score.
GRANT PROGRAM PURPOSE
The Artist Career Empowerment Grant Program is designed to stimulate economic opportunity and benefit to both the individual artist recipient and creative entrepreneurs, as well as the arts and cultural sectors, the creative community, and the economic ecosystems of Salt Lake City.
As the Salt Lake City Arts Council, we acknowledge that our current economic conditions have disproportionately impacted our creative sector. Further, we acknowledge that Black, Indigenous, and/or other Persons of Color (BIPOC) have persisted through even greater challenges stemming from the COVID-19 Global Pandemic as well as the violence of prolonged systemic racism and inequities which exist in our industry and society at large.
This grant program will aid in Salt Lake City’s phased economic recovery efforts and provide necessary financial resources to incentivize individual artists in our creative sector. The Artist Career Empowerment Grant Program will directly contribute to a more expeditious and equitable recovery of Salt Lake City’s thriving creative economy.
ABOUT OUR FUNDING
The Salt Lake City Arts Council’s Tier 2 Artist Career Empowerment Grant program is generously supported each year in the Salt Lake City Mayor’s proposed budget, which is subsequently approved by a vote of the Salt Lake City Council. The Salt Lake City Arts Council’s Grants program is designed to provide financial support for arts programs and projects in Salt Lake City.
Please read the Program Guidelines thoroughly as substantial changes have been made.