SLC Arts Council allocated $290,300 in grants

Salt Lake City Arts Council

The Salt Lake City Arts Council is excited to announce $290,300 has been allocated to local area nonprofit organizations and individual artists dedicated to enriching Salt Lake City through arts and culture programming and projects within our city. To date, 72 grants totaling $290,300 have been awarded through our City Arts Grants Program, with an estimated $92,200 remaining in the program to be allocated in the near future.

The funds awarded thus far will directly support the general operations of 29 Salt Lake City based nonprofit organizations of varied scale and discipline, providing vital support in their recovery and stabilization efforts following the COVID-19 Pandemic which greatly challenged our arts and culture industries. Additionally, 34 awards were allocated to groups, individuals, and nonprofits to execute projects and  programs which occur within Salt Lake City, funding concerts, multidisciplinary performances, festivals, workshops, and readings which enhance our already vibrant arts and cultural efforts in our city. Finally, nine artists-in-residence were awarded in our Artists-in-the-Classroom program, which provides funds to place artists directly in elementary schools throughout Salt Lake City for the school year to educate and inspire a next generation of artists. 

“Salt Lake City’s Arts and Culture industries were among the first to see the impacts of COVID-19 and will be among the last to fully recover,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall. “These grant awards represent one way in which Salt Lake City remains committed to investing in our arts and culture sectors. These investments are vital for our continued growth as a city, the health and stability of our neighborhoods, and the overall quality of life for every resident and visitor of Salt Lake City. I want to thank our City Council for supporting our City Arts Grants Program in my FY22 Budget Proposal and congratulate the organizations and artists selected in this batch of funding distributions.” 

Full details of each grant program, as well as future funding opportunities, are available on the Salt Lake City Arts Council grants webpage.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.