Wyoming Arts Council

National Endowment for the Arts Awards $35,000 in Direct Grants to Wyoming Organizations

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is pleased to announce the first round of recommended awards for the fiscal year 2024, with grants in the categories of Grants for Arts Projects, Challenge America, Research Awards, and Literature Fellowships in creative writing (poetry) and translation. A total of $35,000 dollars were awarded to three recipients in Wyoming.

Wyoming recipients include:

  • Trinkle Brass Works, Inc. – Casper, WY
    • $10,000
    • Challenge America
    • Purpose: To support performances by the Portable Masterpieces ensemble, with related educational programming
  • Ucross Foundation – Clearmont, WY
    • $15,000 
    • Grants for Arts Projects – Artist Communities
    • Purpose: To support an artist residency fellowship program
  • Relative Theatrics – Laramie, WY
    • $10,000 
    • Challenge America
    • Purpose: To support a playwriting program for students in Albany County, Wyoming

The NEA is committed to equity, access, and fostering mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all individuals and groups. Applications for funding demonstrated a commitment by the arts and culture sector to provide more equitable and accessible pathways for arts engagement. The Wyoming Arts Council serves as the state partner for the National Endowment for the Arts and works closely with the NEA to support arts activities around Wyoming.

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