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Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund announces grants

This news comes from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund:

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund board awarded $255,331 to cultural organizations at their recent grant review board meeting. This grant round was very competitive with more than 30 excellent grant applications requesting over $850,000 in support.

Awards were given to support a wide variety of projects, including historic preservation activities, jazz and community performances, art exhibitions, music compositions, oral histories, archival work and organizational personnel support. Below is a complete listing of awards by county:

Albany County

U.W. American Heritage Center, Digitization Project on “Wyoming Women Leading Change: 1909-2009”, $10,500

Campbell County

Campbell County Public Land Board (CAM-PLEX), Daniel Kelly “Rakonto” Composition, $7,500

Crook County

Vore Buffalo Jump Foundation, Guard Rails, $5,640

Fremont County

Central Wyoming College, Dept. of Music, “A Rambling Stretch State Tour”, $20,000

Lander Art Center, “Wonder Cabinet: Art in Natural Sciences presented by ATLAS Exhibit”, $10,000

Lander Community Foundation, “give-take exhibition”, $10,891

Museum of the American West, “History of the Lander Valley and It’s Pioneer Families, 1968-1916”, $13,948

South Pass City State Historic Site, “Carissa Mine and Mill Restoration, Exhibition and Interpretive Work”, $15,000

Wyoming PBS Foundation, “The Blizzard of ‘49” documentary, $20,000

Wyoming PBS Foundation, “The Drift, An American Cattle Drive” documentary, $30,345

Johnson County

Hoofprints of the Past Museum, Interpretive Signage, $1,000

Laramie County

City of Cheyenne Civic Center, Purchase of Replacement Concert Grand Piano, $10,000

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Stain Glass Rehabilitation, $5,000

Wyoming Supreme Court, Judicial Learning Center, $5,000

Natrona County

Casper Civic Chorale, Touring Sound System, $3,765

Casper College, “Lysistrata in Hip Hop” Production, $21,286

Teton County

Jackson Hole Public Art, “Implement the Public Art Task Force Annual Plan,” $4,510

Jackson Hole Writers, Operational Support, $9,000

Off Square Theatre Company, “Thin Air Shakespeare 2015”, $7,500

Old Wilson Schoolhouse Center, “A Community Building—Building Community Programming”, $8,246

Teton Artlab, Artist in Residence Program, $10,000

Uinta County

Young Musician’s Inc., Support for New Marketing Strategy, $7,700


Wyoming Arts Alliance, “Building Creative Communities Project”, $8,500

Wyoming State Geological Survey, “The Origin of Landscape: A Guide to Wyoming’s Cultural & Geological History”, $10,000

For more information about the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and the grant application process, contact the WCTF Administrator, Renée Bovée, at 307-777-6312 or renee.bovee@wyo.gov.

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