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Arts and cultural projects or organizations can apply for funding from Salt Lake County as part of its Cultural Facilities Support Program.

SALT LAKE CITY — Applications from arts and cultural projects or organizations are now being accepted for funding as part of Salt Lake County's Cultural Facilities Support Program.

Phil Jordan, cultural planning and project director, said applications will be accepted until April 20. The selected projects will be considered for funding during the county’s 2019 budget process.

Applicants are required to attend a mandatory workshop next Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 S. State, north building, Room N3-200.

The support program was established in 2011 to promote arts and cultural programming throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Eligible projects must be publicly accessible arts and/or cultural facilities that serve the performing arts, visual arts, literature, media or cultural history.

Previously funded projects include Midvale Performing Arts Center renovations, new seating and lighting at Cottonwood Butler Middle School’s auditorium and construction of the Salt Lake County Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center, which will open in 2020.

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Jordan said each application undergoes a technical review by a team composed of county facilities management, finance and community services staff. Their findings are then provided to the Tourism, Recreation, Cultural and Convention advisory board, which reviews each application. The board then recommends projects to the mayor to consider including in the county’s annual budget with a final review and possible approval by the County Council.

More information including an application and program guidelines can be found at slco.org/community-services. Applicants can contact Jordan for more information at pjordan@slco.org or 801-244-1962.