Arts Commission

Mission: 
To foster, encourage, and promote the arts in the City of St. George for the purpose of enriching and improving the lives of its residents and visitors. This will be accomplished through the creation, advocacy, and facilitation of arts programming.
Interested in Joining the Arts Commission?
Learn More Here!

FAQs

What does the Arts Commission do?
  • Assists the City cultural planning policies.
  • Renders assistance to local schools to improve the quality of arts education at elementary, secondary and college levels. 
  • Supports and cooperates in the operation of other physical facilities for cultural activities. 
  • Supports existing arts activities.
  • Assesses future needs of the community for art activities. Recommends to the City the need for financial and logistic support when deemed advisable. 
  • Assists and oversees the availability and application for grant monies.
  • Solicits matching funds from the community where necessary.
  • Maintains contact with State and Federal agencies and councils that provide assistance to the arts.
How are Arts Commission members selected?
Since its founding in 1990, the Arts Commission strives to represent and serve all forms of Art in the City of St. George. To this purpose, the Commission consists of five to fifteen voting members appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of City Council. All members are residents of the City and at least one member represents each area of art with which the Commission deals. Each member serves for an initial term of three years. Other members of the Commission include liaisons from the City, School District, and Art Museum.
When does the Arts Commission meet?
The Arts Commission meets regularly on the fourth Thursday of the month (unless holidays or City Calendar necessitates otherwise). The Arts Commission also meets for special functions such as Grant Panel and to plan the annual Summit.
Can the public attend Arts Commission meetings?
Yes, Arts Commission meetings are open to the public.  Agendas are posted at least 24 hours in advance.  Click here to view agendas and minutes for Arts Commission meetings on the City's website or here to search agendas and minutes on the Utah Public Notice Website.
How can I become involved?

Meetings of the St. George Arts Commission are open to the public. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Arts Commission, please fill out this linked form. We will reach out to you as positions on the commission become available. 

Commission Interest Form

How do I apply for a grant?
Grant applications are linked on this page. Please read through the Grant Guidelines to see if you qualify. The Arts Commission administers two granting programs each year. Please make sure you are applying for the one(s) you qualify for. 

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The St. George Arts Commission wants to share how important the RAP Tax is and how it benefits our thriving Arts Community. 

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Granting Program Documents and Resources
The St. George Arts Commission manages two granting programs each fiscal year.
The City of St. George RAP Tax Granting Program is made possible by the Washington County RAP Tax. Applications open in February each year. 
The St. George General Fund Arts Grant is made possible by the City of St. George. Applications typically open in July of each year and are available on a rolling basis until all funds have been granted.

The St. George Art Commission General Fund Grant is Open Now!
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General Fund Grant

St. George Arts Commission General Grant Budget Template
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St. George Arts Commission General Fund Grant Guidelines
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11-08-2023
General Fund Art Grant Application
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11-08-2023

RAP Tax Grant

23-24 RAP Tax Report Form
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End of Year Report Form for FY24 RAP Tax Grants
2024 Rap Tax Guidelines General Operating Support
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RAP Tax Grant General Support Budget Template
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2024 Rap Tax Guidelines Project Specific
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RAP Tax Grant Project Budget Template
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Agendas and Minutes

2024
06/05/24 Arts Commission Special Meeting Agenda
05/23/24 Arts Commission Meeting Agenda
04/25/24 Arts Commission Meeting Agenda
03/28/24 Arts Commission Meeting Agenda
03/28/24 Arts Commission Meeting Rescheduled
01/10/24 Arts Commission Meeting Agenda
2023
12/07/23 Arts Commission Meeting Agenda
10/26/23 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA
10/26/23 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
09/28/23 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA
09/28/23 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
08/24/23 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING CANCELED
07/27/23 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
07/27/23 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA
06/22/23 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING AGEND
05/25/23 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA
03/23/23 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
03/23/23 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA
02/23/23 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
02/23/23 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA
01/26/23 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
01/26/23 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA
2022
12/01/22 MINUTES - REGULAR MEETING OF THE ST. GEORGE ARTS COMMISSION
12/01/22 AGENDA - REGULAR MEETING OF ST. GEORGE ARTS COMMISSION
10/27/22 MINUTES - REGULAR MEETING OF THE ST. GEORGE ARTS COMMISSION
10/27/22 AGENDA - REGULAR MEETING OF ST. GEORGE ARTS COMMISSION
08/25/22 MINUTES - REGULAR MEETING OF THE ST. GEORGE ARTS COMMISSION
08/25/22 AGENDA - REGULAR MEETING OF THE ST. GEORGE ARTS COMMISSION
07/28/22 MINUTES - REGULAR MEETING OF THE ST GEORGE ARTS COMMISSION
07/28/22 AGENDA - REGULAR MEETING OF THE ST. GEORGE ARTS COMMISSION
06/23/22 MINUTES - REGULAR MEETING OF THE ST GEORGE ARTS COMMISSION
06/23/22 REGULAR MEETING OF THE ST. GEORGE ARTS COMMISSION
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