Utah Arts & Museums awards over $1.7 Million dollars in grants every year to support and assist arts organizations, cultural organizations, and museums across the state of Utah. Grant opportunities are available for schools and educators, nonprofit organizations, local arts agencies/municipalities, and artists. Grant funding is provided by the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts. Grants are competitive and panel-reviewed. Bring us your great ideas!
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Visit uamgrants.utah.gov to access your online application.
All applications must be submitted through this portal. It can take up to two days to get access to the portal, so please plan ahead!
New to our online grants system?
You can request access to the grants portal (note that guidelines are not located in the portal) by contacting Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Racquel Cornali, Grants Coordinator, at email@example.com or 801.236.7541 for login information.
Charitable Solicitation Permit
Unless otherwise exempt, all organizations that solicit funds for a charitable purpose are required by Utah law to register as a charitable organization with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection. Before you can submit an application (if you are not a government agency or educational institution), you must provide a copy of your current Charitable Solicitation Permit. If you have questions about whether this applies to your organization or not, you can read the law, or contact the Department of Consumer Protection. It can take up to 20 days to process an application for a Charitable Solicitations Permit. Please plan accordingly because the applicant must have a permit PRIOR to submitting an application.
For Panelists Only
If you are a panelist participating in a grant review, please click HERE to access applications. If you have any difficulty, please do not hesitate to contact Laurel.
Grant Writing tips
These tips were compiled from years of experience in nonprofit fund raising and grant writing. Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager for Utah Arts & Museums and Jodi Graham, Director of Utah Humanities created this list for a series of free grant writing workshop that they have taught in all corners of Utah. If you are interested in more information, please contact us!
Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number
All applicants that identify as organizations are required to have a DUNS number, a unique nine-digit identification number provided by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and required for all applicants for federal grants and cooperative agreements. If you are applying as an individual artist, you do not need to get a DUNS number. DUNS numbers are required for our regional and federal reports and help us track Utah’s creative vitality. Obtaining a DUNS number is absolutely free for all entities securing the number to apply for grants. In any correspondence with D&B, be sure to identify yourself as a grant applicant. For a downloadable .pdf on applying for a DUNS number, click HERE.
Information about the Utah Division of Arts & Museums grants appeal process can be found here.