Wyoming Arts Council

Individual Artist Professional Development

This grant category provides funding for individual artists who want to take that next step in their career.  THIS PROGRAM WILL CLOSE 5/20/16.

Successful applicants have received grants to attend conferences, go overseas to install an art exhibition, record a music CD at a professional studio, show a film at an indie film festival, attend an artist residency program or to work with an out-of-state mentor. Many requests are for travel costs. A number of artists, writers and performers have used IAPD funds to hire a contractor to build a professional web site.
Individual Artist Professional Development grant guidelines.  For more information about IAPD grants, contact Rachel Clifton at (307) 777-5305 or at Rachel.clifton@wyo.gov  .


  • Artists in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  • Artists must live in Wyoming as their permanent residence 10 months of the year.
  • Applicants must be 18 years old or older, and not a full-time student pursuing high school, college or university art-related degrees.
  • Applicants may receive an IAPD grant once every two years.
  • Visual arts include all components of visual expression, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, craft, graphic design, printmaking installation and media.
  • Literary arts include prose, poetry, theatrical scripts and screenplays.
  • Performing arts include all components of music, theatre and dance.
  • Folk and traditional arts include craft, music and dance stemming from a cultural group and passed on through word-of-mouth and by example, rather than formal or academic means.


Click here for instructions on how to apply.

Grant Information

Deadline: 6 weeks prior to project start date
Timeline: Project dates must fall between July 1 and June 30
Amount: Up to $500
Match Requirements: Requires a 1:1 cash match (in-kind match is not allowed)
Contact: Clifton, Rachel
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