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.
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 Process:
The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund has two grant deadlines per year: April 1 for projects/events/activities which begin after July 1; and October 1 for projects/events/activities which begin after January 1.
You may contact the WCTF Program Coordinator, Renée Bovée, via email at email@example.com or by calling 307-777-6312 at any time to bounce around ideas and possible applications, to learn how to submit a draft application for review, or for any questions.
Foundant Technologies offers a training overview of how to create an account and starting an application. Please CLICK HERE for further information.
Beginning with the October 1, 2022 grant application deadline, all grant processes are shifting to an electronic grant application process. Please CLICK HERE for the Cultural Trust Fund grant application portal.
Please note, if you have used the Foundant portal for applying to the Wyoming Arts Council or the Wyoming Humanities Council, you will still need to create a new Wyoming non-profit or governmental entity Organizational and User Profile with the Cultural Trust Fund grant portal.
The October 1 deadline is a hard deadline. All grant applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on October 1.
Attention Prior Grant Recipients:
If you received a WCTF grant prior to the October 1, 2022 grant deadline, no legacy information has been transferred into this Foundant portal. You must complete your Final Report and provide any supporting documents through the traditional paper process. A copy of the Final Report form is provided below. This Final Report form is a Word (.doc) document which you can complete on your computer. However original ink signatures are still required with this form.
The one piece of good news is you do not have to US Mail the paper hard copy of the Final Report to the Cultural Trust Fund. You still need to complete the paper copy, get it signed with original signatures, but you can then scan it and send it and any supporting documentation via email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Download image files directly: (numbers correspond to above gallery placement)
(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.)