Wyoming Arts Council

Capacity Building

Access final report for Capacity Building Grant here.

The Capacity Building grant is designed to help organizations strengthen their ability to offer sustained, strong, and dynamic arts programs and activities to their communities that focus on artistic excellence.

Particular projects that this grant can fund include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategic planning
  • Organizational development planning
  • Board development training
  • Leadership development
  • Fundraising training
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Staff development
  • Grant writing training

Organizations can use services both in and out of state to help guide them in creating capacity building plans.  For suggestions of  facilitators and resources please contact the WAC Community Development Specialist at (307) 777-7742.

Organizations can apply every two years for funds related to the same project (example: board development),  but can apply yearly for different projects.

This grant is NOT subject to the two grants maximum rule.

In an effort to not duplicate state services, this grant will not offer funds for professional development that meet the criteria for funding through the Workforce Development Training Fund offered by Wyoming Workforce Services.

This is a competitive grant category and will be reviewed/scored by one community member and one WAC board member.

In order to receive funding the grant must score at least 70 points based on the following criteria:

  • How does the project help the organization grow its capacity to offer sustained services to their community? 
  • What is the need of your organization for the outlined project? 
  • How will the proposed project help the organization provide artistically excellent programs and services to its community and be part of the organizations continued development?
  • How will the community be involved in this project or affected by its outcomes?
  • Is there demonstrated ability to plan, execute and implement the results of this project, including appropriate budget?


Click here for instructions on how to apply.

Grant Information

Deadline: Minimum of 10 weeks prior to project start date
Timeline: Project dates must fall between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016
Amount: Maximum request is $2,000
Match Requirements: 1:1 cash match. In kind match not allowed.
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