30% of UA&M Grants Go to Rural Counties

Government funding of arts and culture plays a large role in bridging significant funding gaps between rural and urban areas. While the most recent “Giving USA 2018 Report” suggests that some foundations are increasing their focus on rural development, the U.S. Department of Agriculture report found that only 5.5 percent of large foundation grant dollars go to rural areas. In contrast, …

NEA Funds Come to Utah

In February, the National Endowment for the Arts released its first funding announcement of FY 2019, which included funding to nine Utah organizations for arts projects. Earlier this month, the NEA released its second funding announcement, which included grants to 15 Utah organizations. The February round of funding totaled $250,000 to Utah groups; the more recent round of funding included …