Wyoming Arts Council

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 Director.

  • An organization is eligible to receive up to $20,000 in this grant category.
  • Funding amounts available in this grant category will provide support for the following:

◦  Operating and Project Support (up to $12,000)
—–>•  Amount cannot exceed $12,000 or 30% of overall operating expenses.
◦  Arts education activities (up to $5,000)
—–>•  Amount cannot exceed $5,000 or 30% of overall arts education expenses.
◦  Professional development (up to $1,000)
◦  Programs involving folk artists (up to $1,000)
◦  Outreach to rural communities (up to $1,000)

  • Organizations may apply for one or all five components of this grant.
  • Application Available:  February 1st.  All projects must take place July 1 – June 30.
  • Final Application Deadline:  April 1st.
  • Review Application Deadline:  March 1st.  This deadline is only available to applicants who did NOT receive a Community Support Grant the year before.  

Complete applications must be submitted for Arts Council staff to review. If staff have suggestions to make the application stronger before it goes to panel for review, they will return the application to the Grant Seeker one time to allow them to make revisions, if they choose to. Returned applications must be re- submitted within seven (7) calendar days, and will be sent directly to panel for review (staff will not review them a second time).

If staff do not have suggestions to make the application stronger before it goes to panel for review, they will not return it to the Grant Seeker for revisions.

Click below for narrative questions and evaluation criteria.

Community Support Grant Program Criteria FY19


May:  Applications are reviewed by a panel.  These meetings are open to the public, who may call-in and listen to the panel discussion.

June:  The Wyoming Arts Council Board meets for their quarterly meeting and will review the panel recommendations to make final funding decisions.

After June 15:  Grant seekers will be notified via email to let them know if their request  for funding was approved.

July:  Subgrantee Award Agreements (contracts) are created for each awarded grant, and sent to the Attorney General’s office for approval.  Approved Agreements are then mailed to the Grant Seeker to sign/return back to the WAC to enable us to issue your grant payment.

Grant Payments:  We can start issuing payments as soon as the new state budgets are set up, which may not happen until late July.   Please be patient with us as we go through this yearly transition, and allow sufficient time to process your payment before contacting us to ask about the status.


Join us for our “Wednesdays with the Arts Council” call-in sessions to get your questions answered about the Community Support Grant.

February 14, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
February 28, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/887412605

For more information contact the Wyoming Arts Council at 307.777.7742.


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

  • Click here if your project takes place from 7/1/17 – 6/30/18. 
  • Click here if your project takes place from 7/1/18 – 6/30/19.