January 18, 2011
For immediate release
Grant Opportunities Available in Arts Education
Online Applications Available
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is accepting applications for Arts Education grants. These grants support artistic excellence, arts education and integration, and professional development. Schools, school districts, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. The due date for online applications is 5 p.m. March 1, 2011.
“Arts education is critical to building our communities,” said Margaret Hunt, Utah Division of Arts & Museums Director. “We are proud to be able to offer this financial assistance to help schools and organizations work with professional artists, gain innovative tools that can be used to reach learners, and ensure quality arts education in our schools and our communities.”
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums offers three Arts Education grant categories:
1. Teacher-Initiated Projects - providing financial assistance for schools to support teachers in gaining skills and knowledge in an artistic discipline of their choice
2. Arts Education Grants for Schools and School Districts
3. Arts Education Grants for Nonprofit Organizations
The Arts Education Grants for Schools and School Districts and the Arts Education Grants for Nonprofit Organizations offer either an
a. Artist-in-Residence Program - providing schools and organizations with funding assistance in order to bring an artist into a school for a total of 40 hours throughout the school year; or
b. Arts Education Projects - providing funds for a comprehensive arts education project utilizing the services of artists or artistic companies
Matching funds are required for the Artist-in-Residence Program and Arts Education Projects. Partnerships are strongly encouraged. Applicants are encouraged to go to www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov and click on “funding” to download specific grant guidelines and requirements. Arts Education grants are funded, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, please contact Wendi Hassan at email@example.com or call 801.860.6396.
About the Utah Division of Arts & Museums
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Community and Culture with a goal to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. The Division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on programs and services can be found at www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov or by calling 801.236.7555.
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