Wyoming Arts Council


CARES Act Financial Assistance Grants

The Wyoming Arts Council, with support from the Wyoming Governor’s Office through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, has distributed $2.4 million dollars in grant funding to individual artists and to arts and cultural organizations in the state.

The Arts Council distributed 55 financial assistance grants to arts and cultural organizations in Wyoming and 199 grants to individual artists. Applications are now closed.

The purpose of the CARES Act funding is to support those in the arts and culture sector who have had significant revenue loss or had expenditures that are a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds were distributed as a one-time grant to those that met the eligibility criteria.


Annual Grants

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to provide funding opportunities for the many worthwhile art projects that our nonprofit organizations, government entities, and individual artists are doing throughout the state of Wyoming.  Following is some information you may find helpful:

Click here for Step by Step Instructions on How to Apply for a Grant

New!  Video Tutorials are now available that demonstrate various things in our e-granting system:

  • Click here for How to Log In video
  • Click here for Community Support Grant Budget video
  • Click here for an explanation of how to complete the Grant Contact and Applicant Information tabs

Community Support Grant

Important date information for the fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) Community Support Grant: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and continuing uncertainties surrounding budgets and programming capabilities, the Wyoming Arts Council is shifting the launch date of the annual Community Support Grant to open on March 15, 2021. The deadline
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Rural Arts Access Grant

This grant is specifically designed to provide project funding for geographically isolated and rural areas with a population of less than 3,000. An organization is eligible to receive up to $750 in this grant category.  Individual artists cannot apply for this grant. Organizations that did not receive a Community Support Grant are eligible to receive
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Professional Development/Career Advancement Grant

This grant is specifically designed to help grow the capacity of organizations and individuals that work in, and support the arts. Projects can include but are not limited to: board development, leadership development, conference attendance, professional development training, fundraising development, strategic planning, creation of marketing plans, equipment purchases, etc. Individual Artists and Organizations are eligible
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Norma Sturges braided rug detail

Folk & Traditional Arts Mentoring Project Grants

Mentoring Project Grants are designed to support the transmission of Wyoming’s finest Traditional and Folk skills through the natural process of in-person, hands-on instruction. A master artist selects a worthy apprentice to mentor over time in order to advance the skills of the apprentice from proficient to excellent. All art forms (music, dance, craft, etc.) are encouraged.
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