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For immediate release Alyssa Hickman Grove, 801.533.5760
23 January 2012 Arts Education Coordinator, Utah Arts & Museums
Geoffrey Fattah, 801.386.4755
Communications Director, Utah Dept. of Community and Culture
Utah Arts & Museums Announces Arts Education Grants
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Arts & Museums is now accepting online applications for arts education grants for the 2012-13 school year. The due date for submitting applications is 5 p.m. on March 1, 2012.
There are two arts education grants. The first is for teacher-initiated projects, which provide funding for teachers to gain skills in an artistic discipline of their choice. The second is for grants to schools and school districts, which offer either an artist-in-residence, which provides schools with funds to bring an artist into a school for 40 hours of instruction, or arts education projects, which provide funds for a comprehensive project using the services of artists or artistic companies.
“Arts education grants are a valuable aid for teachers and schools who seek to provide high-quality arts learning to their students,” said Margaret Hunt, Director of Utah Arts & Museums. “We encourage schools from throughout the state to apply for this vital funding opportunity.”
The grant guidelines can be accessed by visiting artsandmuseums.utah.gov and clicking on “Funding," then "Grants." The grant applications can be found online at utahdcc.force.com/portal. For assistance with the application process, please contact Jean Tokuda Irwin at email@example.com or 801.533.5760, Alyssa Hickman Grove at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801.533.5760, or Katie Woslager at email@example.com or 801.236.7550.
For more information, visit Utah Arts & Museums at artsandmuseums.utah.gov.
About Utah Arts & Museums
Utah 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 the programs and services can be found at www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov or by calling 801.236.7555.