Wyoming Arts Council

Artists Across Wyoming

To access Artists Across Wyoming final reports click here.

The Artists Across Wyoming (AAW) grant program was created specifically to enable qualified organizations to hire a WAC Roster Artist to do a project for them.  The AAW application is the easiest to fill out, and also has the shortest deadline to meet.  Applicants can also use Roster Artists in any of the other WAC Grant Categories, but it is not required.

Go to Roster Directory to see all of the amazing roster artists that you can hire to do an assembly or a residency in your school, provide entertainment at a senior center or at an upcoming event, teach seniors or students to write their memoirs, provide training at your next event, and much more!

Grants in this category:

-Help the WAC enhance the quality of life for the people of Wyoming by providing resources to sustain, promote and cultivate the arts.

-Benefit local artists by putting them to work here in Wyoming.

-Benefit 501c3 non profit organizations, government agencies and schools by allowing them to utilize the talents of one or more artists on the current Artist Roster. Click on this link to view all of the current artists available on the WAC Artist Roster and see which one fits your project needs.

-Are reviewed and approved by WAC staff, so they are not sent out for panel review.   Requests that meet grant criteria are funded on a first-come, first served, basis until funding has been depleted.

How do I start? 

  • Contact the Roster Artist you are interested in hiring to discuss your project and see if it is a good fit.
  • Finalize the artist fee and ask when the artist will expect to receive payment.
  • Create a simple contract that outlines what you want the artist to do, so both of you can sign it and keep a copy for your records.
  • Review our WAC Grant Guidelines and then submit your application.

How do I apply?

Click here for instructions on how to apply.

Grant Information

Deadline: Minimum of 4 weeks prior to the project start date. Projects taking place in June must be submitted by May 31st
Timeline: Project dates must fall between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016
Amount: Maximum request is $750
Match Requirements: Grant funds must be matched, dollar for dollar, so the amount requested must not exceed 50% of the project’s total cash expenses. Up to 50% of the applicant's cash match may be in kind (donated items or time).
Contact: Karen Merklin
Apply Here