ARTS, CULTURE, AND EVENTS (ACE) FUND
*ATENCION: Esta información está disponible en español en la parte de abajo de la página.
Applications are now open for 2024 ACE Grants! We will be accepting applications for the 2024 grant cycle November 1, 2023 – December 1, 2023. Apply below.
Since 2012, the Office of the Mayor has provided ACE funding to support and grow neighborhood and community events in Salt Lake City. ACE sponsored events contribute to Salt Lake City’s unique and vibrant culture and bring communities together to celebrate and learn. Both large and small events are encouraged to apply!
To be eligible for ACE Funds, events must take place in Salt Lake City and should support the City’s overall vision and goals, including those that:
- Support city-wide economic development,
- Bring arts, education, and technology opportunities to all communities,
- Promote diversity, inclusion, and cultural identity,
- Protect the local environment and build a sustainable city,
- Create neighborhood and community unity,
- Support the health and wellness of city residents
Each year $200,000 is awarded to over 100 organizations. ACE Funding is intended to be supplemental funding for events, rather than the main sponsor. While we can award up to $10,000 to one event, grants typically range between $1,000 – $5,000, as we try to spread the money out to as many organizations as possible with the pool of funds available. $500 is the minimum amount we will award.
View the list of the 2023 ACE Fund recipients here!
There are Information Sessions held across the City where you can learn more about the ACE Grant and get answers to any questions you may have. Please join us at any of the following:
Applications are now open! We will be accepting applications for the 2024 grant cycle through December 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (MST).
ACE funds are limited therefore this is a competitive application process. Applications that were awarded funding in the past are not guaranteed funding each year.
Please note, all application entries must be submitted online. Applications are available in English and in Spanish. If an applicant is unable to make an online submission, needs an accommodation, or would like to apply in another language (other than English or Spanish), please call 385-443-0330 or email ACE@slcgov.com. We can assist you in applying via a video or transcribed application.
Step 1 – Review the ACE Fund Guidelines to ensure eligibility
Step 2 – Review the 2024 ACE Fund Application Questions
Step 3 – Begin the application via the Smartsheets portal:
Step 4 – Submit your application – once the application has been submitted, please ensure you have received a confirmation email.
Map of Salt Lake City boundary – https://maps.slcgov.com/portal/apps/PublicInformation/index.html?appid=d5014f35966e4032b84931112288b71b
Salt Lake City Event Permitting – https://www.slc.gov/eventpermits/
Accessible Events Tips – https://www.slc.gov/equity/accessible-public-events/
Special Events Waste Management Info – https://www.slc.gov/sustainability/waste-management/special-events-waste-management/
Salt Lake Community College, Community Writing Center – https://www.slcc.edu/cwc/index.aspx
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the basic eligibility requirements?
What types of events that are not eligible for ACE Funding?
Our event received $2,000 last year. Are we guaranteed the same amount this year?
Are there costs to holding my event on City or public property?
There may be. Applicants are encouraged to complete a City Special Event Permit application form (Event Permits). This will help determine any costs for City services. Applicants who apply each year for the same event with the same scope can include fee information from the previous year. If you have questions about City services or about applying for a City Special Event Permit, please email EventPermits@slcgov.com.
Applicants hosting an event on public property for over 50 people are required to submit a City Special Event Permit application at least 30 days before the event. The City encourages applying for a Special Event Permit as early as possible. To learn more or to apply for a City Special Event Permit, visit Event Permits. Please note, the City’s Special Event Permit Office will need time to review and approve Special Event Permits.
Our organization is hosting multiple events this year. Do we need to complete an application for each event?
I'm not sure yet when our event is going to take place. Can we apply now?
What happens if we cancel our event after we receive ACE funding?
For questions or more information, please contact:ACE@slcgov.com or call 385-443-0330