Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Arts Council Announces Community Support Grant Recipients (Fiscal Year 2025)

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce 121 organizations received a total of $966,164.00 in grant funding for the Fiscal Year 2025 Community Support Grant. 

Marcia Hensley, featured writer for Bookmarked 2023, read portions of her memoir at the Lander Art Center. Photo by Nate Shoutis – Bookmarked Literary Arts Festival.

The Community Support Grant is a competitive grant program open to 501(c)(3) organizations or government agencies, including tribal governments, universities or community colleges, and school districts. The grant offers operating and/or project support for qualified organizations that provide services to their community through the arts. Applicants may also apply for funding for arts learning activities.

Grant funding was available for programs and services that take place between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025. An organization was eligible to receive up to $10,000 in operating and/or project support and up to $5,000 in arts learning support for a total of up to $15,000 in grant funding.

Grant applications are reviewed by a panel of community members and partners in the arts. This year’s panelists were: Andrew Schneider (Director of Operations – Wyoming Arts Alliance), Amanda Flosbach (Executive Director – Teton Music School), Ami Vincent (Director of Bookmarked Literary Festival), Aubrey Edwards (Board Member for Laramie Public Art Coalition), Bailey Patterson (Instructor of Communication and Public Speaking at LCCC), Barbara McNab (Curator of Exhibitions – The Brinton Museum), Mandie Hines (Community organizer for the literary arts), Dr. Mark Bergman (Director of Strings and Orchestral Studies – Sheridan College), Philip Moline (Ticketing Manager at Target Center), Stacy Crimmins (President – Platte Valley Arts Council), Taylar Stagner (Arts community member), Dr. Tiger Robison (Assistant Professor, Elementary and Early Childhood Music Education – University of Wyoming). The panelists’ recommendations are sent to the Wyoming Arts Council Board for approval. 

A complete list of grants awarded, listed alphabetically by organization name, is available on the Wyoming Arts Council website, https://wyoarts.state.wy.us/wac-grant/csg/.

For more information, contact Cashmere Balland, Grants and Administration Manager with the Wyoming Arts Council at 307-214-7819 or cashmere.balland@wyo.gov.

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