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Grant opportunities available for museums (Deadline: March 30)Grant opportunities available for museums

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For immediate release                Alyssa Hickman Grove, 801.533.5760
16 February 2012                       Constituent Relations & Media, Utah Arts & Museums

Geoffrey Fattah, 801.386.4755
Communications Director, Utah Dept. of Community and Culture

Grant opportunities available for museums

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Arts & Museums is accepting applications from museums for development and project grants. The purpose of these grants is to help museums develop projects to improve their professional skills in accepted museum practices; better preserve, exhibit and interpret their collections; and improve their service to their communities. Certified Utah Museums are eligible to apply. The due date for the online applications is 5 p.m. on March 30, 2012.

“Utah museums are a vital force in the state’s cultural life, informing and entertaining millions of patrons each year,” said Margaret Hunt, Utah Arts & Museums Director. “We’re pleased to offer this funding to help museums reach their goals.” Previously funded projects have supported collection management, storage and cataloging, marketing and public relations, and temporary staff to carry out the project.  

Development grants are for museums open fewer than 1,000 hours per year, with a maximum award of $1,000. Project Support grants have a maximum award of $6,000 and require some level of matching funds. Specific grant guidelines and requirements are available at artsandmuseums.utah.gov under “Funding” and then “Grants.” Applications will be reviewed by the Utah Arts & Museums Office of Museum Services Advisory Board.

For more information, please contact Katie Woslager at kwoslager@utah.gov or  801.236.7550, or visit Utah Arts & Museums at artsandmuseums.utah.gov.

About Certified Utah Museums
There are 150 Certified Utah Museums. These organizations have filed their credentials with Utah Arts & Museums. There is no cost to participate, and uncertified museums interested in pursing museum grants are encouraged to complete the simple registration process.

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.

Alyssa Hickman Grove
Constituent Relations & Media
Utah Arts & Museums
617 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801.533.5760

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