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Grant opportunities available for local arts agencies (Deadline: May 26)

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April 27, 2011

Grant opportunities available for local arts agencies
Online applications are due May 26, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY — Applications for Local Arts Agency Grants are available online at dccgrants.org. These grants provide general support funding to ensure that the cultural, civic, educational and economic benefits of the arts are accessible to every community in the state. The submission deadline is May 26, 2011 at 5 p.m.

Local arts agencies advance the arts in their communities and have been officially recognized by their city or county. The title “agency” may refer to a council, board, committee or other organization which engages in activities such as:
promoting diverse art forms;
responding to cultural diversity;
financially supporting other cultural institutions;
conducting cultural assessments;
presenting programs not otherwise offered;
encouraging economic development;
providing arts facilities;
caring for a community art collection;
advocating for the arts; and
supporting innovation in technology and services to artists and arts organizations.
“Local arts councils and boards play a vital role in the state, and are uniquely positioned to impact the cultural vibrancy of their communities,” said Margaret Hunt, Director of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

Matching funds or partnerships are required for Local Arts Agency grants. Complete guidelines are available at artsandmuseums.utah.gov Review and approval of this grant is determined by the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors and administered by the staff of the Division of Arts & Museums.

For questions about grants from the Division of Arts & Museums, contact Katie Woslager at kwoslager@utah.gov, 801.236.7550 or visit 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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