Wyoming Arts Council

Cultural Trust Fund grants announced

Press release from Renee Bovee at the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund:

As many as 34 Wyoming cultural and heritage projects and sponsoring organizations will benefit from more than $512,000 in grant awards from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund (WCTF).

The grant awards, approved by the five-member Cultural Trust Fund board at a recent meeting in Cheyenne, came from 58 total applications representing 23 communities in 16 counties. The requests totaled more than $1.3 million, with requests capped at a maximum of $50,000.

These requests were for a variety of projects including historic preservation, construction of new cultural facilities, outreach programming, arts education programs, cultural celebrations, staff and infrastructure development, and endowment campaigns.

In 1988, the Wyoming Legislature, recognizing that Wyoming and its people possess a unique cultural heritage, created the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund Act. The mission of the WCTF board is to serve the citizens of Wyoming by supporting the state’s cultural heritage through grant funding of innovative projects for the enjoyment, appreciation, promotion, preservation and protection of the arts and cultural historic resources.

For more information about the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, please contact Renee Bovee, administrator, at 307-777-6312.

This round grant awards were presented to:
CallAir Foundation, Afton, CallAir A-9 Flying Model Exhibit, $5,000
Casper College, Casper, A Trilogy of Music/Theatre Productions, $15,000
Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, Casper, Development Infrastructure Plan, $10,000
Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Artecoop: Elements of Power – The Aesthetics of the New Energy Economy Exhibit, $30,000
ARTCORE, Inc., Casper, Outreach Programming, $20,000
Wyoming State Archives, Cheyenne, Wyoming Oral History Project, $5,000
Cheyenne Arts Council, Cheyenne, Building Capacity: Promotion and Collaboration Project, 17,760
Discover Cheyenne, Cheyenne, 2009 Mountain-Plains Museum Association Conference, $10,000
The Wyoming Center for the Book, Cheyenne, Wyoming Book Festival, $5,000
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne, Expansion Plan, $10,000
Cheyenne Depot Museum/SEWIPA, Cheyenne, American Indian Heritage Day, $11,500
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Endowment Campaign for the Academy of Popular Arts, $25,000
Young Musicians, Evanston, Website Development and Equipment Purchase, $7,000
Sweetwater County Historical Museum, Green River, “The Letters of a Woman Homesteader” Radio Production, $11,225
Green River Historic Preservation Commission, Green River, Data Recovery Associated with Green River Expansion Project, $5,000
Off-Square Theatre Company, Jackson, “Petticoat Rules” Musical Production/Touring, $15,000
Dancers’ Workshop, Jackson, Outreach Program and CDW Tour, $15,000
Art Association of Jackson, Jackson, Outreach Programs, $20,000
Jackson Hole Writers’ Conference, Jackson, Development Director, $12,000
Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, Jackson, Collections Conservation
Equipment and Training, $6,454
pARTners, Jackson, Integrated Arts Curriculum, $20,000
Vista 360 Degrees, Jackson, Traditional Craft of Western Wyoming: A Cultural Conservation Project, $21,250
City of Kemmerer (South Lincoln Training and Event Center), Kemmerer, Endowment Campaign, $30,000
Wind River Development Fund, Lander, Native Emerging Artists Training and Exhibition, $10,000
Lander Art Center, Lander, Infrastructure Building Plan, $14,781
Laramie Railroad Depot Association, Laramie, Laramie Railroad Depot Re-Roof Project, $10,000
Laramie Railroad Depot Association, Laramie, Railroad Heritage Park, Phase 1, $13,300
Ark Industries and Rehabilitation Center Memorial Foundation, Laramie, Endowment Campaign for the Creative Arts Center, $25,000
Meeteetse Museum District, Meeteetse, Preservation and Restoration of the Historic Bank Building, $25,000
The Bauen Camp, Parkman, Tongue River Valley Arts Collaboration Project, $10,000
Heart Mountain, Wyoming Foundation, Powell, Interpretive Learning Center Exhibit Planning and Design, $25,000
Carbon County Museum Foundation, Rawlins, Oral History Project and Professional Development, $6,743
The WYO Theater, Inc., Sheridan, Phase I: Access to New Space, $20,000
Washakie Museum and Cultural Center, Worland, Exhibition Equipment and Fixtures, $25,000

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