Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Receives $95,000 in Direct Grants to Wyoming Organizations and Individuals from the National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is pleased to announce the first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2022, with 1,498 awards totaling nearly $33.2 million. Grants for Arts Projects funding spans 15 artistic disciplines and reaches communities in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Recipients of the Challenge America grant program, NEA Literature Fellowships in creative writing and translation, and support for arts research projects are also included in this announcement. 

Wyoming recipients include:

Total Dollar Amount: $95,000

Trinkle Brass Works, Inc.


Casper, WY

Challenge America

Ucross Foundation


Clearmont, WY

Grants for Arts Projects – Artist Communities

Jackson Hole Public Art


Jackson, WY

Grants for Arts Projects – Visual Arts

Off Square Theatre Company


Jackson, WY

Grants for Arts Projects – Theater

Nina McConigley


Laramie, WY

Literature Fellowships: Creative Writing – Literary Arts

“The National Endowment for the Arts direct grants to arts organizations and individuals play a valuable role in supporting the arts in Wyoming,” said Wyoming Arts Council Executive Director Michael Lange. “Organizations use these funds to offer valuable arts programming that helps build the educational, social, and economic vitality of communities across the state. I also congratulate Laramie resident Nina McConigley on receiving one of the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships. These fellowships are highly competitive and only a small fraction of applicants receive this honor. We are lucky to have such a great literary artist call Wyoming home. Congratulations to all the recipients.”


“These National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants underscore the resilience of our nation’s artists and arts organizations, will support efforts to provide access to the arts, and rebuild the creative economy,” said NEA Acting Chair Ann Eilers. “The supported projects demonstrate how the arts are a source of strength and well-being for communities and individuals, and can open doors to conversations that address complex issues of our time.”

The NEA is committed to equity, access, and fostering mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all individuals and groups. Applications for funding demonstrated a commitment by the arts and culture sector to provide more equitable and accessible pathways for arts engagement.

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