Salt Lake City Arts, Culture, Events Fund






What is the Arts, Culture, Events Fund (ACE)?

The Arts, Culture, and Events Fund (previously Signature Events Fund) is a funding opportunity administered by the Mayor’s Office to promote and support neighborhood and community events in Salt Lake City. Since its inception in 2012, approximately $170,000 per year has been awarded to help establish and grow unique events throughout the city.





Events supported by ACE help support the city’s goals and vision, including:

  • Supporting city-wide economic development,
  • Bringing arts, education, and technology opportunities to all communities,
  • Promoting diversity, inclusion, and cultural identity,
  • Protecting the local environment and building a sustainable city,
  • Creating neighborhood and community unity,
  • Supporting the health and wellness of city resident

With awards ranging from $100 to $15,000, both large and small events are encouraged to apply!


  • Event is held within Salt Lake City limits
  • Open to the public (events may charge admission)
  • Organizer/event/applicants in good financial standing with Salt Lake City Corporation and past vendors
  • Organizer/event/applicants in good community standing (no history of complaints, etc.)
  • Event is primarily focused on programming which supports the city’s goals and vision (see above); fundraising events not eligible


For questions or more information, please contact ACE Fund Coordinator, Tina Heidorn at 801-535-6244 or

2016/2017 ACE Fund Selection Committee

Tina Heidorn, SLC Mayor’s Office
Simone Butler, SLC Mayor’s Office
Matthew Rojas, SLC Mayor’s Office 
Moana Ulave-Hafoka, Community Empowerment 
Fatima Dirie, Office of Diversity and Human Rights
Galina Urry, Community and Neighborhoods
TBD, Economic Development
Kelsey Ellis, Arts Council
Ryen Schlegel, Special Events