Saturday, December 01, 2007

Utah Artists Council: Established Artist Grants

Deadline: January 4, 2008 (POSTMARK)

Utah Arts Council
Established Artist Grant

Only Visual Artists are eligible to apply for 2008.

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 Established Artist Grant (up to $2000)

Intended for an artist who has practiced art professionally for at least five years and has received remuneration as an artist. An established artist has presented works to the public through exhibitions, performances or publications. These artists are often represented by an art dealer, publisher, agent or similar representative.

This larger grant is meant mostly to aid the established artist financially, as well as provide formal recognition, additional credentials, 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

Established Artist Grant Forms (PDF or DOC forms available)

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