Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Arts Council Accepting Applications for Creative Aging Project Grants

The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations and individual teaching artists for the Creative Aging Project Grant. Grants will be awarded to organizations and/or individual teaching artists in order to develop and implement anywhere between one and four separate 8-week creative aging programs by June 30, 2025. 

Creative Aging participants creating self-portraits in a pencil drawing class taught by Terry Kreuzer in Cheyenne.

Grants will be awarded in increments of $2,500 for each 8 week creative aging program ($2,500 for one program, $5,000 for two programs, $7,500 for three programs, $10,000 for four programs). There is no match requirement. Additional eligibility and grant information, and the grant application, can be accessed on the Arts Council website at wyomingartscouncil.org. The deadline for applications is July 10, 2024. This is a competitive grant and applications will be reviewed by Arts Council staff and arts professionals from the field. This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with E.A. Michelson Philanthropy.

Wyoming has a growing community of older adults. One effective way to address adverse health effects associated with aging is with intentional arts engagement. This field is referred to as Creative Aging. As part of an ongoing effort from the Wyoming Arts Council to provide meaningful arts opportunities for older adults in Wyoming, these grant funds will support artists and organizations in developing arts education and social engagement opportunities for Wyoming’s older adults.  

“Over the last few years, we have seen the tremendous impact Creative Aging programs can have in our communities. We’re excited to be able to continue to support the important arts education opportunities for Wyoming’s older adults that grow out of these grants.” said Josh Chrysler, of the Wyoming Arts Council. “We are grateful to the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and E.A. Michelson Philanthropy for supporting and funding this work.”

For more information, please contact Josh Chrysler at the Wyoming Arts Council at joshua.chrysler@wyo.gov or 307-256-2010.

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