Saturday, December 01, 2007

Utah Arts Council: Emerging Artist Grant Program

Deadline: January 4, 2008 12:00 midnight (POSTMARK)
In Person: Delivered to the UAC office no later than 5:00 p.m.

Artist Project Grants [Emerging Artists]
The Utah Arts Council

Please note that this application will be limited to Visual Artists only. These disciplines will rotate every year.


A challenge grant awarded to the Utah Arts Council (UAC) from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1991 founded the Individual Artist Endowment and the Ethnic Arts Endowment. Interest generated by these endowments is designated for project grants awarded to both
established and emerging artists of Utah, as determined by peer review. Tax-deductible contributions to the endowment continue to support Utah's artists in perpetuity. Because rates yield a different amount of interest each year, the grant amounts may vary slightly from
year to year.


The Utah Arts Council wishes to support the creative work of individual artists. This grant is meant to encourage artists to pursue new goals marked by inventive and innovative work. By facilitating the professional and creative goals of individual artists, the UAC cultivates a community in which the artistic voice contributes to both the quality of life and a creative economy.

GUIDELINES: Emerging Artist Grant (up to $500)

Intended for an artist in his/her formative years who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts and has mastered basic techniques in his/her art form. Those who have received a previous grant from the Utah Arts Council are not eligible to apply as an emerging artist.

This smaller grant is meant mostly to aid the emerging artist by providing widespread recognition, credentials to support a professional career, and an opportunity to showcase his/her work.


You are eligible to apply for a Project Grant if:

You are a professional artist who is not currently enrolled in a
certificate or degree-seeking program.

You have lived in Utah for at least one year prior to the application
deadline. (Evidence of U.S. and state residency may be required).

You are 20 years of age or older.


Proposals eligible for funding under other UAC programs.
Activities not directly related to the enhancement of an artist's career.
Activities involving any organization employing the applicant.
Any costs incurred prior to the official start date of the grant period.


Collaborative proposals between two or more artists contributing equally are also eligible for support. Applications must indicate the creative contribution of each collaborator. The application must be made in the name of one artist only, with the names of other participants listed in the project description. Support materials (resumes, statements) must be submitted for each collaborator also labeled with the names of all artists involved. Collaborative applications should be delivered or mailed jointly. If collaborative applications are awarded a grant, the applicant artist assumes responsibility for distributing the total award and submitting the
final report.

An artist, who is normally recognized as part of a group, may apply individually, provided all artistic documentation is easily identifiable as solely his/her own.

Questions, please email or call Katie Woslager at (801) 236-7549.

Emerging Artist Grant Forms

PDF 2008 EmergingGrant.pdf

DOC 2008 EmergingGrant.doc

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