Wyoming Arts Council

Grants to Organizations


*THIS PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED FOR FY 2016*


The WAC’s largest grant category supports the production of arts programs, projects and events in local communities across the state. GTO grants promote artistic excellence and a breadth of artistic experience for audiences of all ages and abilities.

Projects encompass all the arts including performing, visual, literary, media, folk, or multi-disciplinary arts. Funded projects are community based and do not have arts education as the primary focus. Appropriate activities can range from a single performance, reading or exhibit to a yearlong project, series of projects, multiple unrelated projects, a season of arts programs and activities, and single or multi-day festivals. Do not submit GTO applications for operating support funds. GTO applications should be specific to the proposed projects and should not include other basic organizational expenditures.

Note: Wyoming non-profit arts organizations are limited to applying for the Operating Support OR Grants to Organizations program each fiscal year.

  • If cash expenses for your project or series of projects total $5,000 or less, apply for an Arts Project grant.
  • If cash expenses for a single project total more than $5,000, you may request up to 30% of those expenses, not to exceed $2,500.
  • If cash expenses for your series of projects, multiple unrelated projects or yearlong programs (including festivals)  total more than $3,000, you may request up to 30% of those expenses, not to exceed $7,000.

NOTE:  Organizations may receive funding for either a Operating Support grant OR a Grants to Organizations grant, but not both.


Grant Information

Deadline: March 15 - Staff will review and provide comments on drafts of applications submitted by or on March 1.
Timeline: Project dates must fall between July 1 and June 30
Amount: Maximum request is $7,000
Match Requirements: Grants must be matched as listed above in AMOUNT. In-kind donations and services do NOT count as match, but are recommended.
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