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Art Yard Nonprofit Partner

The deadline has passed; please check in November for the 2025 applications.

Wanted: Six nonprofit organizations with creative make-and-take projects.

Deadline: January 30, 2024

We are seeking proposals for the six nonprofit organizations who will participate in the Kids Art Yard providing free make-and-take projects for thousands of children annually.

The 48th annual Utah Arts Festival will be held June 28th -  30th at Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City.

This year’s theme is The Great Salt Lake so make-and-take projects will be based on this theme. Potential projects could include, but are not limited to: the animals that live on, in, or near it, the history, the geology, the colors, etc! These projects should be accessible to children ages 5-12, and should not take more than 15 minutes to complete.

Six nonprofit organizations will be selected based on their ability to meet the theme and commitment to the following:

  • Make-and-take projects based on the stated theme: The Great Salt Lake
  • Ability to add diverse perspectives and unique voices or understanding around the theme.
  • Staff and volunteers to manage and run your tent spanning three shifts each day (Noon to 9pm).
    • We recommend at least one staff person per 3-hour shift.
    • We recommend three volunteers per 3-hour shift.
  • Crew to clean-up micro-trash after the Festival, or other means of trash prevention.
  • Environmentally friendly projects/materials including upcycling are strongly encouraged

The Utah Arts Festival will provide the following:

  • 10’ x 10’ tent, (2) 8’ tables with vinyl covers, and (3) folding chairs
  • Passes for your staff working the tent (up to 5 per group)
  • Up to 10 tickets for your organization
  • “Kid Crew” t-shirts for your staff
  • $600 stipend to offset supplies

Applications must be completed online. NO drop-off applications will be accepted. Completed applications must be received by the Utah Arts Festival no later than 5:00 PM on January 30, 2024. No late applications will be accepted. For questions or more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Notifications will be made by February 16, 2024.

Applications from for-profit companies will not be accepted. If you are interested in the possibility of participating as a sponsor of the Art Yard please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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