The Utah Arts Council board of directors has awarded 54 grants totaling $63,166, for 1989 projects in the categories of community arts development, challenge, and technical assistance. The grants are a mix of state and federal funds.

Applications for this sort of grant are due by Sept. 1 annually, and awards not exceeding $3,000 each are made in early December. A later deadline, Oct. 1, applies to more established organizations seeking general support, with awards announced in April. Last April the council awarded $863,494 to 101 organizations, for a total 1988-89 grants allocation of $926,660.Council grants must be matched dollar-for-dollar by cash from other sources, and many other restrictions apply. Interested organizations should contact grants officer Sherry Waddingham at 533-5895.

Organizations and the amounts of their grants are as follows:

All-City Children's Orchestra, $750; American Fork Arts Council, $1,000; Another Language, $500; Art Alliance/Dixie College, $2,000; Asian Association of Utah, $1,500; Ballet Repertory Ensemble/Carbon County Chamber of Commerce, $1,500; Canyonlands Field Institute, $1,750; The Choral Arts Society of Utah, $1,000; and Contemporary Music Consortium $2,000.

Also Draper Community Theater, $1,000; Eastern Arts, $1,400; Egyptian Theater Foundation, $500; Emery County Community Theatre, $900; The Golden Section, Inc., $1,000; Gunnison Valley Arts Council, $1,000; Instrumental and Choral Arts, Inc, $1,000; Jazz Ed, Inc., $1,000; Lehi Arts Council, $1,000; Logan Community Foundation/Capitol Theater Project, two grants totalling $3,000; Magna Community Arts Council, $1,000.

Mendon Arts Council received $1,000; Murray Arts Advisory Board, $700; New Shakespeare Players, $500; Ogden Arts Commission, $1,000; Panguitch City, $1,000; Payson Scottish Festival, Inc. $1,000; Pleasant Grove Arts Council, $400; Pleasant Grove Players, $1,000; Provo Community Theatre, $1,000; Roy Historical Foundation, $600; Salt Lake County Aging Services, $700; The Salt Lake Repertory Theatre, two grants totalling $1,500; Santaquin Arts Council, $2,500; SCERA Corporation, $1,000.

Also Southern Utah Early Music and Dance Workshop, $750; Spanish Fork Area Theater Productions, Inc., $1,000; Springdale/Rio-Virgin Arts Council, $1,500; City of St. George, $1,500; Tri-County Music Guild, $2,000; Uintah Arts Council, $2,150; University of Utah ballet and modern dance departments, $916; Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire, $1,000; Utah Regional Ballet, $1,250.

Utah State University department of art/visiting artist program received $1,000; USU Youth Conservatory, $2,000; Utah Valley Community College children's theatre program, $1,250; Very Special Arts Utah, $3,000; West Valley City Cultural Arts Committee, $1,000; Westminster College of Salt Lake City/poetry series, $2,250; Young Audiences of Utah, Inc., $400; Zion Repertory Theatre Company, $1,000; and Zivio, $500.