Arts Education Grant

Utah PTA believes that cultivation of the arts is important to Utah's children and that participation by an individual child can make a notable difference in a child's abilities, talents, and self-esteem. With these thoughts in mind, Utah PTA has developed a grant to encourage local schools to develop, promote, and provide quality art programs. This grant is provided to schools on an annual basis to assist in this effort.

Information for the Arts Education Grant


2017-2018 Utah Arts Grant Recipients

Lakeview Elementary, Region 1; afterschool arts event.

Hawthorne Elementary, Region 4; all children arts opportunity.

Wasatch Elementary, Region 4; all age collaborated art mural.

Morningside Elementary, Region 5; K-3 & 6 grades ceramic course.

Westland Elementary, Region 6; music and materials for new production.

Mountain Shadows Elementary, Region 6; art resources for students.

West Elementary, Region 7; two performances, new theatre program.

Manilla Elementary, Region 9; 1st art teacher supplies & instructional books.

Midvale Middle, Region 17; 100 students in The Little Prince production





Utah PTA announces that funds have been received to give grants up to $500 for art programs in Utah schools sponsored by individual PTA units. These funds will match funds that local school PTAs provide for enhancing art programs for elementary and secondary students.  

A grant may be requested for the improvement of an existing art program or for the creation of a new art program.  It may also be used for supplies, musical scores, theater rights, costuming, theatrical props, etc. It may not be used for field trips and admission tickets, etc.

Following 3 years funding (successive years not required) schools will no longer be eligible for Utah PTA Arts Grants, instead we will direct you to the arts grants program administered by Utah Division of Arts and Museums.

The applications for these funds is found in the link below.  Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2019.

Applications will be reviewed and awards announced at our Annual Utah PTA Leadership Convention  with 2/3 of the monies being distributed the following July 1. The final third is due upon completion of the project and the reporting process.  Final report is dune June 1st the following year.  PTA needs to have an important role in the Arts Grant, make sure to describe how the PTA's will be involved.  Please make sure that you answer all the questions on the grant form (questions 20-27) and you need to include a budget summary as well as a letter of support from the school principal.

We welcome contributions to our fund, which is available to all schools in Utah.   

For further information, contact:      
Utah PTA 
ATTN: Arts Grants
5192 Greenpine Drive 
Salt Lake City, UT 84123 



What Millcreek Elementary did with their Arts Grant


In 2012 Millcreek Elementary received one of the Utah PTA Art Grants in order to fund a Latin American Arts Festival.

"We wanted to find a way to bring more art into our school and give our students more opportunities to be creative. We decided to try Latin American Art. Each class chose a project from a list that we created of different art forms from Latin America. Then the teacher, along with PTA volunteers carried out the projects in each of the classes. We had such a great variety of projects and it was so exciting to see how interested the students were. We were able to give EVERY student in our school a chance to create some form of art.

"The Kindergarteners sponge-painted toucans; the second graders made some pottery and tin ornaments; the third graders made maracas out of recycled bottles; the fifth graders painted Frida Kahlo-esque self-portraits and so on. We had our kiln going more than it ever had before.

"Once the projects were done we had a Latin American Arts Festival to celebrate the work of the students. All the art was on display in the hallway so that families could wander around the school and see the different projects. The students were so excited to show their artwork to their friends and parents. We also had a few art projects going on the night of our arts festival. Families could make tissue flowers, weave with recycled t-shirt, and create a mural. We had our Dual Immersion classes and our choir perform in Spanish and we had the first graders perform a special Latin dance. The night ended with chips and salsa and churros along with horchata and mango juice so that people could spend some time mingling and enjoying the atmosphere. It was such a great night!

"We felt like it was a great way to bring our school community together and a great way to get people excited about art. We are so happy that we did this and that the Utah PTA provided the means for us to get this done!"

Photos by Wanja Anderson