All applicants must read the Arts Council’s Grant Guidelines.
Must either be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization or a government agency to be eligible to receive Wyoming Arts Council funding. If your organization does not meet these eligibility requirements, you may still be able to apply using a Fiscal Sponsor that does meet the eligibility requirements.
The Internal Revenue Service determines who meets the criteria of being a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Churches that meet the Internal Revenue Service requirements of IRC section 501(c)(3) are considered tax exempt if they meet the five requirements listed in the “IRS Tax Guide for Churches and Other Religious Organizations.” Click here for the Tax Guide.
This includes tribal government, municipal, county, state and federal government, higher education, and school districts.
If your organization does not meet the eligibility requirements, you can still apply for a grant if you can find an organization that does meet these requirements and is willing to serve as your Fiscal Sponsor.
Organizations who use a Fiscal Sponsor need to do the following:
The Fiscal Sponsor should provide you with:
If grant funds are awarded, the Fiscal Sponsor should do the following:
Arts Council support to individual artists includes the Professional Development/Career Advancement Grant, merit-based fellowships in performing, visual and literary arts, and mentoring grants for Folk and Traditional artists.
Individual applicants must:
Grant applications are completed and submitted online through an online grant system. The Arts Council does not accept hard copy applications. To get started, visit the Grants tab on the Arts Council website and select the type of grant you are applying for. Information on that page will direct you to the login screen of the granting system.
Already registered as a user but you want to apply on behalf of a different organization?
What if you’re a Grant Seeker for an Organization, but now you want to apply as an Individual Artist?
What if the Grant Seeker who applied for the grant is no longer with the organization?
All 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations must be registered to do business in Wyoming with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s (SOS) office, and be in good standing and in compliance with the laws of the State. This requirement does not apply to government organizations or individual artists.
All organizations are required by the National Endowment for the Arts to provide us with a unique entity identifier, which is a Duns & Bradstreet number, or DUNS #. This number is used for applying for, and obtaining, federal funds. This requirement does not apply to Individual Artists.
How to apply for a DUNS #:
The Wyoming Arts Council believes that experiencing the arts should be accessible for all, including people with mental and/or physical disabilities, older adults, military/veterans, people living in institutions and those who lack access to the arts due to geographic isolation, cultural difference and economic hardship.