What is ACE's Purpose?

Arts & Cultural Events (ACE) Grants exist to support, encourage and promote human artistic expression and to celebrate and embrace difference within and among identities. ACE grant’s purpose is to provide financial, promotional, and programming developmental support & implementation for artistic and cultural events. ACE programming seeks to expand and strengthen the knowledge of histories of peoples marginalized by dominant ideologies and offers meaningful enrichment opportunities from a multiplicity of world views, beliefs, customs, and practices.

ACE events could include, but are not limited to: conferences, keynote speakers, art shows, fashion shows, and other programming/events intended to augment student activities, advance educational opportunities, ensure multicultural ethnic programming, and enhance SLCC strategic priorities.

Some examples of art & cultural expressions can be in the form of theater, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry, music, dance, architecture, story telling, spirituality and rituals.


All members of the SLCC community and encouraged to apply for funding for an Arts & Cultural Event or program. Collaborations between students and faculty/staff are encouraged.  

ACE Grants are awarded for up to $10,000. 

  • Applying for $2,500 or less in funding for arts and cultural events or programs. This may include in-class speaker funding requests. Requests of this amount do have a quicker approval process however, your application 
    • Must be submitted 4 weeks in advance of the event start date. 


  • Applying for more than $2,500 in funding for arts and cultural events or programs may have additional requirements such as a committee presentation in addition to the application, a post-event survey, possible contract and event marketing guidelines.
    • Must be submitted at least 3 months in advance of the event start date. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but must be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance.

The ACE Committee meets once a month to make funding decisions and you will be notified of the committee's decision as soon as possible. If awarded, ACE cannot guarantee funding to be available before your event, so please turn in your applications as early as possible!

Deadline Dates for ACE Grant Requests 2022-2023

Requesting Funds For: Apply By: Request Reviewed On:
August 2022 July 1 July 7
September 2022 August 1 August 11
October 2022 September 1 September 8
November 2022 October 1 October 6
December 2022 November 1 November 10
January 2023 December 1 December 8
February 2023 January 1 January 12
March 2023 February 1 February 9
April 2023 March 1 March 9
May 2023 April 1 April 6

“Please be aware that your event may require contracting needs for entertainment and/or speakers. There may be deadlines of up to 6 weeks for these contracts. ACE will not be responsible for your contracting needs but will be considering this during the decision making process, thank you.”

Applications can be found at ACE Grant Application.

Applications will be evaluated and scored on five categories which will be also listed on the application:

  • Alignment with ACE: How does your event meet ACE’s Purpose Statement (above)?
  • Collaboration: We want to see student involvement! How are you collaborating with students, staff and faculty?
  • Marketing: How will you be advertising your event? Whether it’s social media, Campus Groups, or posters, let us know how you plan to market your event!
  • Budget: How do you plan on funding your event overall? We also want to know specifically how you would use ACE grant funding towards your event.

After applications are submitted, someone from your committee may be asked to give a 10-15 minute presentation on your event.

You will be notified once a decision is made by the committee. If your proposal is awarded, a new budget index will be created specifically for your event and funding will be transferred over. Additional information will be provided in your awards letter.

Additional questions?

Please contact the ACE Coordinator, Michael Evans, at michael.evans@slcc.edu or 801-957-4565.

You may also contact the ACE Co-Chairs, Timothy.Davis@slcc.edu and Ulysses.Tongaonevai@slcc.edu.