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Electric Theater
68 East Tabernacle Street

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.

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  • 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.

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. 

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.  

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

Meetings are posted on the State's Public Meetings and Notices page and are open to the public. If you plan to attend, please reach out at artadmin@sgcity.org. 

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. 

Watch this video to learn more!


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Granting Program Documents and Resources

The St. George Arts Commission manages two granting programs each fiscal year.

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 RAPtax Grant and the St. George Art Commission General Fund Grant are Open Now!

2024 RAPtax Grant Application LINK - 02-01-2024 View
2024 Rap Tax Guidelines General Operating Support PDF - 01-11-2024 View Download
2024 Rap Tax Guidelines Project Specific PDF - 01-11-2024 View Download
RAPtax General Support Budget Template XLSX - 02-01-2024 Download
RAPtax Project Grant Budget Template XLSX - 02-01-2024 Download
General Fund Art Grant Application LINK - 11-08-2023 View
St. George Arts Commission General Fund Grant Guidelines LINK - 11-08-2023 View Download
General Fund Grant Budget Form XLSX - 11-08-2023 Download