Arts organizations and museums now have a formal process to request state financial assistance for capital facilities projects. You should apply for prioritization of your capital facilities project funding through Utah Arts & Museums. Applications of your request will be forward to the appropriate board, either the Office of Museum Services Advisory Board or the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors. Each board will then provide the Governor's Office and State Legislature a list of prioritized capital facilities projects for consideration when constructing state budgets.
Capital project funding requests are separate from grants reviewed/approved by the Office of Museum Services Advisory Board or the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors and administered by Utah Arts & Museums. The deadline for these requests is June 1 for the upcoming Utah Legislative Session (i.e., June 1, 2012 for the 2013 Legislative Session).
In 2009, the state legislature enacted H.B. 236 which changed the statutory duties of the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors and the Office of Museum Services Advisory Board. These statutory changes provides a mechanism for communities and community-based cultural organizations to request state financial assistance for capital projects. These boards will review applications for capital project funding requests and rank them based on the goals of the applicant, public benefit of the proposed project, and the strategic value of the project’s partnerships.
Prioritization of an application is not a guarantee of funding. That decision is ultimately up to the legislature. It does, however, provide the Governor’s Office and legislative fiscal analysts’ another level of review by subject matter experts and allows applicants to secure validation of their efforts.
You will enter Capital Facilities Project request for prioritization through Utah Arts & Museums' online grant system. If you have previously applied for any funding with us, use your existing username/password and select "Grant Opportunities" on the right side of the Grant Applications bar. First time users follow the steps listed below. If you have questions or need assistance with the online grants process, please contact Katie Woslager via email or call 801.236‐7550.