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Grants to Utah Artists in Eligible Locations to Promote Professional Development

Tier 1 - Artist Career Empowerment Grant Program

GrantWatch ID# 201742
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Salt Lake City Arts Council
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Geographic Focus
USA: Utah: Salt Lake City

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/31/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to Utah individual artists in eligible locations for programs and projects that promote economic and professional development. Applicants must attend a program orientation session prior to applying. Funding is intended to stimulate development opportunities that benefit the individual artist recipient and creative entrepreneurs, as well as the arts and cultural sectors, the creative community, and the economic ecosystems of Salt Lake City.

This grant program will aid in Salt Lake City’s phased economic recovery efforts and provide necessary financial resources to incentivize individual artists in the creative sector. The Artist Career Empowerment Grant Program will directly contribute to a more expeditious and equitable recovery of Salt Lake City’s thriving creative economy.

Potential project ideas can be, but are not limited to, the projects listed below:

  1. Projects which present a minimum of one public performance of the following artforms: Dance, visual art, music, theater, performance, new media (film/video/digital/web based/ archives etc), social practice art; or transdisciplinary artistic media. Examples include: opera, busking, DJing,web based work, illusions, and any other crafts which are creative in nature;
  2. Projects which present a minimum of one public engagement opportunity grounded in creative industry such as; workshops, festivals, symposiums, showcases, digitally based, markets, fairs, panels, service projects, experiential, and educational courses;
  3. Projects which develop and place one or more physical object(s), grounded in an artistic discipline, within a designated space accessible to the public. The object may be temporary or permanent, but must adhere to all relevant city code and permits. Examples include: sculpture, mural, installation;
  4. Project that focuses on a restricted audience that has a significant impact on that population including but not limited to; hospitals, prisons, schools, rehabilitation centers, and other such locations;
  5. At the $2,000 level, projects which include trainings/classes for self improvement or artistic inquiries. Tangible outcomes for such projects might include, but are not limited to, a presentation of artworks or a performance, a certificate/letter of completion, creation of artworks/recording/etc, or other artistic inquiry with a tangible outcome.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applications for Salt Lake City Arts Council’s Artist Career Empowerment Grant Program must be submitted and administered by an individual artist who meets all of the following Eligibility Criteria at the time of submission:
1. Is a current resident of the State of Utah;
2. Is legally able to receive taxable income in the U.S. (e.g. citizen, green card holder, and/or permanent resident who can provide a W9 and SSN or ITIN)
3. Is 18 years of age or older;
4. Is an individual person who considers themself an artist or artisan. Artist groups/collectives are ineligible to apply as such;
5. Is a practicing artist able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to their work, career, and a public audience.
6. Demonstrate a high level of artistic excellence/artistic merit;
7. Is able to develop and implement a project within the boundaries of Salt Lake City which is open to the public between Jun 1, 2023 and Dec 31, 2023.

For information about funding limitations, see the following link:

Pre-Proposal Conference
Virtual Grant Program Orientation:
- Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 at 5:30pm
- Thursday, Mar 2, 2023 at 7:30am
- Monday, Mar 6, 2023 at 12:00pm
- Friday, Mar 10, 2023 at 10:00am
- Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 4:30pm
- Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023 5:30pm

Your attendance is required at at least one of the orientation meetings. Advanced registration is required, please click here to register:

Pre-Application Information
- Guidelines Released: Monday, Feb 27, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
- Application Opens: Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
- Application Closes: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
- Salt Lake City Arts Council Committee Review Process: Apr 3, 2023 through Apr 28, 2023
- Salt Lake City Arts Council Board Meeting*: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.
- Written Grant Notification: Friday, May 19, 2023 before 5:00 p.m.

From March 1, 2023 to March 28, 2023, three (3) days before the deadline, applicants are encouraged to schedule one (1) thirty (30) minute appointment. The purpose of this meeting is to ask questions which are not answered in the Program Guidelines or Frequently Asked Questions.

Number of Grants
Funded grants are not likely to exceed forty (40).

Estimated Size of Grant
• Level A funding: anticipated 5 artists funded at $10,000 each
• Level B funding: anticipated 10 artists funded at $5,000 each
• Level C funding: approximately 25 artists funded at $2,000 each

Term of Contract
Final Public Project Release*: Jul 1, 2023 through Dec 31, 2023 Specific date(s) to be determined by the Artist.

Contact Information
Apply online:

If your question is not answered please contact Salt Lake Arts Council Community Investment & Development Manager, Susan Campbell at

Salt Lake City Arts Council
54 Finch Ln
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: (801) 596-5000

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