Wyoming Arts Council

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 for organizations to apply will be April 15, 2021.

The Community Support Grant will continue to offer Project and/or Operating support, as well as Arts Learning support for organizations that provide services to their community through the arts. Arts Council staff is currently working to simplify and streamline the application process. Draft applications will not be accepted this year; however, staff will be available to work one-on-one with any organizations that have questions about their application.

Check the Arts Council website for additional updates, be sure your organization is signed up through the Directory to receive direct emails, or follow the Arts Council on social media for the most up to date information. Call the Arts Council at 307-777-7742 or email arts@wyo.gov with questions.

Fiscal Year 2021 Information

Review Process

The Operating and Project Support and Arts Learning sections of the CSG are competitive. Following a staff review of all applications for completion, the Operating and Project Support and Arts Learning sections of the application are sent to two different panels. These panels each consist of community members, artists, arts administrators, educators, and other individuals with expertise in these fields. The panelists independently read and rank all applications based on the evaluation criteria, which is available on the Arts Council website and within the grant application. Following the initial review and ranking of each application, the panels meet in person. The panel rankings, comments, and  funding recommendations are then sent to the Wyoming Arts Council board for review. The board votes to approve or amend rankings and funding. This decision is reviewed by the Wyoming Arts Council Executive Director before organizations are notified.

Formula Funding

Wyoming Arts Council staff take the recommendations of the panels and apply a formula funding model. This formula funding model takes into consideration the ranking of applications from the panel review process and the amount of funds available. The total amount of funds requested through CSG applications is higher than the amount that can be allocated. Some grants will not be funded while others will receive less funding than requested. 

Public Input

Grant applicants and the general public are invited to call in and listen to the Operating and Project Support and Arts Learning panel meetings. Public comments are not accepted at that time. Following the panel meetings, all applicants will receive an email with the panel’s recommended rankings and comments. This provides an opportunity for grantees to review both high and low scoring applications for future grant writing development. Grantees and the general public are invited to attend or call in to the Wyoming Arts Council board meeting when they review and vote on the panel recommendations. Public comment will be taken at that meeting before the board votes, and organizations who would like to share information about their grant application are encouraged to attend or call in. Meeting dates, times, locations, and call in information will be sent to all grant applicants and shared through the Arts Council’s emails, website, and press releases.


ACCESSING YOUR GRANT APPLICATION OR FINAL REPORT

To revise an existing grant that has been returned, or access a final report, you must click on the correct link below to ensure you are redirected to the correct document.  Double check to make sure that the dates of your project correspond to the link you click on.

  • Click here to access your final report for projects that took place from  7/1/20 – 6/30/21 

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information about the Community Support Grant, please contact the Arts Council at 307-275-4476.

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