Wyoming Arts Council

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.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A WAC GRANT IN CYBERGRANTS

Click here for a video tutorial demonstrating how to log into the Wyoming Arts Council grant system.

Organizations that receive a Community Support Grant are not eligible to apply for any other Arts Council Grant.

Organizations that do not receive a Community Support Grant are eligible to receive up to two Arts Council grants in the other grant programs for different programs/events, depending on criteria for each specific grant.

Schools may not apply as an individual school, but must apply as the school district.  Each school district is eligible to receive one Community Support Grant. If a school district does not receive a Community Support Grant, they are eligible to receive up to two other WAC grants for different programs/events, depending on criteria for each specific grant.

University of Wyoming and Wyoming Community Colleges can apply for one Community Support grant per department. Departments cannot use Section I (state funding) as match. If a department does not receive a Community Support Grant, they are eligible to receive up to two other Art Council grants for different programs/events, depending on criteria for each specific grant.

Community Support Grant

This grant is specifically designed for project and/or operational support for organizations that provide services to their community through the arts.  It is a competitive grant, and most funded grants receive “formula funding” based on the score of the grants during the panel process, and then approval by the Wyoming Arts Council Board and Executive
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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. Organizations that did not receive a Community Support Grant are eligible to receive up to two Arts Council grants in
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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 to
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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
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