Current Grantees

The Ogden City Arts Advisory Committee has conducted the arts grant process including advertising to recruit applicants and reviewing and grading the applications. Ogden City Staff assembled a grant review subcommittee in accordance with Arts Advisory Committee Ordinance No. 2015-41 and formed a grading system for the subcommittee in compliance with the Ordinance allowing each grant application to be measured equally using the grant criteria as its guide. 

The City Council’s role in the grant process is to make a determination that the value of the tangible and intangible public benefits resulting from the proposed grants equal or exceed the monetary value of the grants. The council’s determination of value is presumably
correct: “[a] determination of value received, made by the [City Council], shall be presumed valid unless it can be shown that the determination was arbitrary, capricious, or illegal.” Utah Code Ann. §10-8-2-(3)(b).

Years 2015/2016 saw funding in the amount of $60,000 and an increase to $70,000 for years 2016/2017. The stated goal of the City Council is to continue to increase grant funds until they reach $100,000.

General Support 2015/2016  
Eccles Community Arts Center                 $7,000
Treehouse Children’s Museum $12,000
Ogden Symphony Ballet Assn. $5,000
Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music $16,860
Chamber Orchestra Ogden $4,000
WSU Strings Project $2,640
Project Support 2015/2016  
Ogden Nature Center – Earth Day $2,000
Ogden Nature Center – Birdhouses $2,000
Weber Morgan Health Deptartment $500
Ogden Opera Guild $1,000
Good Company Theater $7,000
General Support 2016/2017  
Eccles Community Art Center         $7,333
Treehouse Children’s Museum $6,333
WSU Shaw Gallery $5,333
Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music $6,333
Chamber Orchestra Ogden $4,333
Ogden Symphony Ballet Assn. $3,333
WSU Strings Project $1,233
Imagine Ballet Theater $3,333
Project Support 2016/2017  
Ogden Nature Center- Birdhouses  $2,334
Ogden Nature Center – Earth Day $2,334
Ogden Downtown Alliance $2,000
Good Company Theater $9,334
Weber Morgan Health Department $1,725
Ogden School Foundation $1,833
Ogden Inspired – Kase Johnstun $1,833
Traces of the West $875
Suzanne Storer $3,334
St. Anne’s/Lantern House $1,834
Ogden Opera Guild $1,000