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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Capital facilities requests open for 2012 legislative session (Deadline: June 1)

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April 25, 2011

Capital facilities requests open for 2012 legislative session
Online submissions due June 1, 2011

Arts organizations and museums seeking state assistance for capital facilities projects are invited to submit their requests by June 1, 2011 for the 2012 legislative session. The online applications are available now at www.dccgrants.org. Each project will be reviewed by either the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors or the Office of Museum Services Advisory Board and prioritized according to the goals of the applicant, the public benefit of the proposed project and the strategic value of the project’s partnerships. The prioritized list will then be considered by the governor’s office and the state legislature for the 2013 fiscal year state budget.

In 2009 the Utah State Legislature enacted H.B. 236 in 2009 which provided this new mechanism for communities and community-based cultural organizations to request financial assistance from the state for capital projects and charged the Utah Arts Council and Office of Museum Services boards with the responsibility of reviewing arts organization and museum projects.

Prioritization of an application is not a guarantee of funding; that decision is ultimately up to the legislature. However, it does provide the governor’s office and legislative fiscal analysts another level of review by subject matter experts.

For more information about capital facilities requests, contact Wendi Hassan at whassan@utah.gov, 801.860.6396 or visit www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov.

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 about programs and services can be found at www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov or by calling 801.236.7555.

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