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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sustainability Grants @ Div of Art and Museums (Deadline: June 30)

For immediate release
May 17, 2011

Grant opportunities available for Utah arts organizations
Online applications are due by June 30

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is now accepting online applications for Nonprofit Arts Organization Sustainability Grants. These grants provide funding to nonprofit arts organizations for general operating expenses. The purpose of this funding is to ensure that the cultural, civic, educational and economic benefits of the arts are accessible to every community in the state. The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m., June 30, 2011.

“These nonprofit organizations offer a variety of services to strengthen the arts in their communities and throughout Utah,” said Margaret Hunt, Utah Division of Arts & Museums Director. “We are proud to be able to offer this financial assistance to help arts organizations continue providing cultural and educational opportunities.”

To be eligible for sustainability grants, organizations must have received three years of consecutive funding from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. Matching funds are required. Applicants are encouraged to go to www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov, click on “Funding” ? “Grants” ? and then the checkbox associated with Nonprofit Arts Organization Sustainability grants to download specific grant guidelines and requirements. 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 or assistance with the application process, please contact Katie Woslager at kwoslager@utah.gov or call 801.236.7550.

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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