The Tier 2 Artist Career Empowerment Grant Program is designed to stimulate economic opportunity and benefit to both the individual artist recipient and creative entrepreneurs, as well as the arts and cultural sectors, the creative community, and the economic ecosystems of Salt Lake City.
Grant Amounts: $250- $500
All interested applicants to the Tier 2 Artist Career Empowerment Grant are required to attend one Virtual Grant Program Orientation sessions.
We aim to distribute approximately $6,250 to an undetermined number of individual artists before June 30, 2023. Micro-grants will range from $250 – $500 and be distributed based on adherence to the Funding Priorities, as well as the Evaluation Criteria. We anticipate a high number of competitive submissions to this program. Applicants are encouraged to adhere to the Funding Priorities and Evaluation Criteria whenever possible to maximize their score.
GRANT PROGRAM PURPOSE
The Artist Career Empowerment Grant Program is designed to stimulate artists’ careers, and by extension benefit the arts and cultural sectors, the creative community, and economic ecosystems of Salt Lake City. As the Salt Lake City Arts Council, we acknowledge that our current economic conditions have disproportionately impacted our creative sector. Further, we acknowledge that Black, Indigenous, and/or other racialized persons have persisted through even greater challenges stemming from the COVID-19 Global Pandemic as well as the violence of prolonged systemic racism and inequities which exist in our industry and society at large. Thus, we are committed to addressing these systemic inequities by providing this grant opportunity.
This grant program will aid in Salt Lake City’s phased economic recovery efforts and provide necessary financial resources to incentivize individual artists in our creative sector. The Artist Career Empowerment Grant Program will directly contribute to a more expeditious and equitable recovery of Salt Lake City’s thriving creative economy.