Guidelines and applications are now available for Utah Arts Council grants to help nonprofit organizations fund arts-related activities during the calendar year 1989. Application forms are available from Sherry Waddingham at 533-5896, or at the council office, 617 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84102.

Applicants are warned that as of Sept. 1, no late applications will be accepted. They must be postmarked or hand-delivered to the council before 5 p.m. on deadline dates, without exception.Organizations applying for community arts development, technical assistance and challenge grants must submit applications by Sept. 1. Those seeking funding under the assistance to literary magazines, project grant and general support grant categories must apply by Oct. 1. Criteria for the grant categories are outlined in the application brochure.

For fiscal year 1989, the Utah Arts Council board approved $865,794 in grants to 106 nonprofit groups statewide. Additional grants will be awarded in December, when the council will grant up to $57,206 to first-time applicants, for a total 1989 statewide grants allocation of $923,000.