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City Arts Grants Program - Mini Grant

Grants to Salt Lake City, Utah Nonprofits, Artists
and Groups of Artists for Small Community Arts Projects

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Salt Lake City Arts Council (SLCAC)

Deadline Date:

04/21/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of $500 to Salt Lake City, Utah nonprofit organizations, artists and groups of artists for arts projects that are of value to the local community. Funding is intended to support opportunities that may arise during the year; however, applicants should note that this category of funding is not intended as an alternative for missing deadlines in other categories.

The Salt Lake City Arts Council values paying artists professional wages. Organizations that pay artists for their services will be given priority.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179106

Estimated Size of Grant:

In general, grant awards will be $500.

Term of Contract:

Project dates:
- September 2019 - August 2020 for July 23 application deadline
- December 2019 - August 2020 for October 22 application deadline
- March 2020 - August 2020 for January 21 application deadline
- June 2020 - August 2020 for April 21 application deadline

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible for a Mini Grant, the applicant must:

- Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or individual artist or group of artists; All projects whether facilitated by an organization, individual artist, or group of artists, must have a community component, outreach effort, or provide a service to the community. The Arts Council does not offer artists’ fellowships.

- Request support for arts projects and programs occurring in Salt Lake City (review Salt Lake City boundaries here: https://www.slc.gov/council/find-your-council-member/)

- Have matching funds for the requested amount of at least 1:1. This match can be through cash, earned income, private or public support, or through a combination of these resources.

- Perform services within a twelve-month period beginning no earlier than September 1, 2019, and ending no later than August 31, 2020

City Arts Grants cannot be awarded to:
- Projects already underway or completed prior to the grant year
- Programs or travel outside of Salt Lake City
- For-profit business, such as a corporation or LLC
- Deficit reduction

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines to submit an application:
- Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 5:00 PM: For projects occurring September 2019 - August 2020
- Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 5:00 PM: For projects occurring December 2019 - August 2020
- Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 5:00 PM: For projects occurring March 2020 - August 2020
- Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 5:00 PM: For projects occurring June 2020 - August 2020

Timeline:
- Committee review meeting: August 2019, November 2019, February 2020, and May 2020 (within three weeks after each deadline)
- Board review and approval: August 2019, November 2019, February 2020, and May 2020 (at the full board meeting following each deadline, which is the second Wednesday of each month)
- Funding notification: August 2019, November 2019, February 2020, and May 2020 (within one week after board meetings)
- First payment disbursed: Upon completion of Grant Agreement form
- Final payment: Upon completion and review of final report

Correspondence will be conducted primarily through email and the online grants management software. You will not receive a hard copy notification letter of your grant status. This information will be sent via email. Please be sure your account lists current contact information.

The Mini Grant category is not an alternative for submitting late applications or missing deadlines in other categories. Organizations may apply only once a year. Incomplete applications or those submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.

Applicants may only submit one application per grant year per grant category. The exception is applicants who wish to submit an Arts Learning application for an arts education project in addition to a General Support or Project Support application.

Budgets must present matching funds for the requested amount of at least 1:1.
- This match can be cash, earned income, private or public support, or a combination of these resources.
- Match cannot be met with funds from Salt Lake City Corporation (ACE grant support, etc.).
- In-kind contributions are welcome, but will not meet the matching requirement.

Guidelines and application video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_KNQaQlDAc&t=7s
Online system instruction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f-Z_FDTxDs

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/common/logon.aspx?eqs=aBcdzT88cioNYgvbu5f9vwROG1bmUEZIfgYq9LKpMS01

Grant Administrator, Kelsey Ellis
kelsey.ellis@slcgov.com
(801) 596-5000

Salt Lake City Arts Council
Finch Lane
(1340 East 100 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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