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  • Utah Arts & Museums Awards Museum Grants
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    Published - 06/16/14 - 02:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) - Utah Arts & Museums has granted approximately $365,000 to museums in 18 counties around the state, after receiving more than $545,000 in grant requests. Applications were accepted for development, project support and office grants. The $125,000 one-time bump in funding awarded from the State of Utah for fiscal year 2015 allowed Utah Arts & Museums to support several more museums than last year, and at higher funding levels. The purpose of these grants is to help museums develop projects to improve their professional skills in accepted museum practices; better preserve, exhibit and interpret their collections; and improve service to their communities. All funded museums are Certified Utah Museums.

    “Utah museums are a vital force in the state’s cultural life, informing and entertaining millions of patrons each year,” said Utah Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey. “We’re pleased to offer this funding to help museums reach their broader goals.” Previously funded projects have supported collection management, storage and cataloging, progress toward state performance goals, and temporary staff to carry out funded projects.

    Development grants are for museums open fewer than 1,000 hours per year, with a maximum award of $1,000. Project support grants have a maximum award of $15,000 and require a level of matching funds. Office grants support statewide museum services. Grant guidelines are available at artsandmuseums.utah.gov under “Opportunities” and then “Grants.” Applications are reviewed by a panel of peers in the field and approved by the Utah Arts & Museums’ Office of Museum Services Advisory Board.

    The next deadline for museum grants will be March 2015. For more information, please contact Laurie Baefsky at lbaefsky@utah.gov or 801.236.7550, or visit artsandmuseums.utah.gov.

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