Wyoming Arts Council

Musser Fund grants available to Wyoming arts organizations

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The Laura Jane Musser Fund hopes to encourage and excite a wider population to appreciate, learn, and participate in the arts.

In pursuit of this goal, the Musser Fund hopes to assist nonprofit arts organizations to develop, implement or sustain exceptional artistic opportunities for adults and children in the areas of literary, visual, music and performing arts.

Grants are given to organizations in the following states: Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Wyoming and Michigan.

Musser Fund Arts Funding Areas of interest are:

ARTS COLLABORATIONS: Collaborations of an arts organization with other nonprofits or schools to educate, enrich, and provide participatory arts activities for their community. The Musser Directors are interested in supporting projects where these collaborations spark a new interest or dynamic quality in the art organization and in the community.

Priority will be given to projects that engage participants in the creation of art.

Priority will be given to collaborations that offer opportunities for more in-depth participation in the creation of art, and to those collaborations that unfold over longer periods of time.

Applicants may apply for up to $10,000 with operating budgets of $3 million or less. Grants are for one year only and will not be eligible for additional Musser support for two years after the grant period. Proposals must demonstrate that both partners are involved in planning and implementation of the collaboration.

RURAL ARTS: This funding is available to arts organizations physically located in rural communities (population 10,000 or less) in all counties in Wyoming, Hawaii and Colorado (and selected counties in other targeted states).

Priority will be given to organizations whose work is increasing access to the arts through scholarships, hands-on activities, community venues, workshops, discounts and other innovations.

Deadline: March 2, 2009.

For more information, please visit the Musser Fund web site.

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