Termes spoke to the class between building shapes. (Joshua Scheer photo)

(Dick Termes worked with Lander students earlier this year; he was brought in by Promoting Arts in Lander Schools, one of the grant recipients.)

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - A second round of recently presented Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund grants brings this year’s total amount of awards for the first time to more than $1 million to organizations throughout the state for cultural and heritage projects.

In November, the Cultural Trust Fund board awarded $578,249 to 28 Wyoming non-profit and governmental organizations in the second round of grant submissions.

These grant awards, approved by the board at a meeting in Laramie, came from 36 total applications. These requests totaled more than $1 million, with requests capped at a maximum of $50,000.

This round of grant review included a variety of projects including preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings, museum exhibit development, art conferences and arts education programming, digital smart phone application development of historic site tours, organizational infrastructure needs including staffing and marketing campaigns, and book publishing requests.

For more information about the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, contact Renée Bovée, administrator, at 307-777-6312 or via email at renee.bovee@wyo.gov.


Albany County

City of Laramie, Public Arts Plan for the Laramie Community, $20,000

Laramie Plains Civic Center, Pottery Studio, $20,000

Wyoming Humanities Council, Database and Website Expansion and Integration, $30,000

U.W. American Studies Program, “Art of the Hunt” Exhibit Fabrication and Installation, $50,000

U.W. American Indian Studies Program, Tekcno Powwow, $10,000

U.W. Art Department, 4th Biennial Western Cast Iron Art Alliance Regional Conference, $22,000


Crook County

Crook County Museum District, Old Stoney Window Replacement Project, $30,000

Vore Buffalo Jump Foundation, Vore Site Improvements, Education Outreach, Signage, $23,000


Fremont County

Fremont County School District #1/Promoting Arts in Lander Schools (PALS), Arts in the Afternoon, $4,000

Museum of the American West, Historic Print Shop Building Displays and Exhibits, $8,615

The Nature Conservancy, Heart Mountain Ranch Cultural Interpretation and Visitor Readiness, $20,000


Natrona County

The Casper Artists’ Guild, ART 321: The Casper Artists’ Guild Moves to the Old Yellowstone District, $50,000

Casper Museum Consortium, Museum Minutes on the Brian Scott Morning Show, $7,000


Park County

Harry Jackson Museum, “Harry Jackson: A Celebration of Creative Genius Rooted in Wyoming” exhibitions, $10,000


Sublette County

Sublette County Historical Society, Sommers Ranch Homestead Exhibition Equipment, $12,975


Sweetwater County

Sweetwater County Museum Foundation, Purchase and Processing of Historic Photographic Studio Collection, $35,000


Teton County 

Art Association of Jackson Hole, Building Modifications/Equipment Purchase, $10,000

Art pARTners, Integrated Arts Programs, $20,000

Dancers’ Workshop, Gallim Dance 2014 Residency, $6,000

Off Square Theatre Company, “Thin Air Shakespeare”, $10,000


Uinta County

Young Musician’s Inc., Equipment Purchase, $6,959


Washakie County

Washakie Museum and Cultural Center, Equipment Upgrades/Replacement for Exhibition, Public Programs, and Tours, $18,000



Alliance for Historic Wyoming, Historic Architecture Assistance Fund, $44,000

Wyoming Arts Alliance, Staffing/Capacity Building Project #3, $15,000

Wyoming Military Department, “History of the Wyoming National Guard” Book, $20,000

Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office, “Wyoming’s Depression-era Cultural Resources” Book, $13,700

Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office, “Westward Ho! Wyoming Trails Web and Mobile Device Application, $50,000

Wyoming State Historical Society, “Wyoming Revisited: Re-photographing the Scenes of J.E. Stimson” by Michael Amundson, Book, $12,000