The WCTF can provide grant funding for all forms of arts and culture, including but not limited to:
- Visual Art – photography, sculpture, painting, experimental, graphics
- Performing Arts – theatre, dance, music
- Crafts – clay, fiber, glass, leather, wood, jewelry, mixed-media
- Design Arts – architecture, fashion, industrial, landscape
- Media Arts – film, audio, video, technology/experimental
- Literature – fiction, non-fiction, poetry, criticism
- Folk/Traditional Arts – dance, music, crafts, oral traditions
- Humanities – history, folklore/folklife, languages, anthropology, sociology
- Historic and Architectural Preservation – conservation, survey, preservation planning, restoration or rehabilitation
- Community Cultural Celebrations
- Cultural Tourism
Wyoming Non-profit and governmental agencies may apply. Non-profit organizations must be determined tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service and incorporated in the State of Wyoming. Governmental agency means any state, tribal, federal, county or local government agency, including municipal subdivisions.
All programs and activities proposed must occur primarily within the State of Wyoming; although it is recognized that expertise may be based in other states, the final product/project/event or activity must occur in Wyoming. Promotional or marketing efforts of events/sites/projects may be directed and focused outside the state.
Grant applications should address projects/events/activities that are not traditionally served by, do not qualify for, or are beyond the programs or resources of the State Historic Preservation Office, Wyoming Arts Council or Wyoming Humanities Council.
All Cultural Trust Fund grant awards must be matched dollar for dollar. Applications must demonstrate a match based either on cash and/or in-kind donations.
WCTF Grant Application
In 2021 the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund will have two (2) deadlines: April 1, for projects/events/activities that begin after July 1; and October 1, for projects/events/activities that begin after January 1, 2022. Feel free to contact the WCTF administrator early to bounce around ideas and possible applications, or for any questions.
As a grant recipient of the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, you are required to credit our support for your project.
All published material, radio and TV announcements must include the following credit:
“Supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, a program of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.”
Tag us in your posts on Facebook and Instagram, we'd love to share your project!
or utilize the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund logo,
available for download below:
(This credit is required for ALL programs/events/activities including any internal support, such as staffing, board development, endowment campaigns, etc.)
For any construction, building rehabilitation or major equipment purchases installed within a building, the Grantee must erect and maintain a Project sign at the Project site. A Project sign is included for your use.
You may also design and construct a comprehensive sign to be displayed within a lobby or be designed to withstand weather exposure if located in an outdoor location.
At a minimum, a comprehensive sign must contain the WCTF logo or the following statement:
“The (define project) is being supported in part by the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund.”
(The cost of fabricating and erecting a comprehensive sign is an eligible cost for this grant.)