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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.


  • 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. 


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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Former Commission Chairs Ron Woodbury & John Kessler, and Chair Elect Karman Wilson selecting a piece by photographer Tracy Sadlo for recognition at the 2021 St. George Art Festival

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 Arts Commission General Fund Grant is made possible by the City of St. George. Applications open in July of each year and are available on a rolling basis until all funds have been granted.

FY 2021-2022 RAP Tax Grant Recipients

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Letter to City Council & Mayor:



The St. George Arts Commission met on Thursday, May 20th, 2021 to discuss applications for RAP Tax Grants in the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

31 organizations applied for funds this year, totaling $512,329.00 in requests. Five of these organizations have never before applied for this grant. These new organizations are evidence of a growing arts community here in St. George in spite of the hardships and challenges we faced through the world-wide pandemic.

The Arts were hit especially hard this past year. I am honored to be a part of a community with this much resilience and dedication to sharing hope and beauty through talents and craft.

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The General Fund Grant Application is now open. 

Applications will be accepted until June 16, 2022 or until all funds have been distributed. 

Please refer to the guidelines for more information.

If you would like to download a PDF to view the complete application before filling out your form, please find it in the table to the right.

St. George Arts Commission General Fund Grant PDF - 08-24-2021 ViewDownload