Two Lander arts organizations receive grants from Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – More than $165,000 has been awarded by the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund to cultural organizations throughout the state.

This grant round was extremely competitive with 42 excellent grant applications requesting more than $1.2 million to consider. A total of $165,590 has been awarded to 21 entities in nine different counties.

Awards were given to support a wide variety of projects, including historic preservation activities, archaeological research, museum planning, jazz and a cappella performances, arts education initiatives, archival work and organizational personnel support. Below is a complete listing of awards by county:

Fremont County

Fremont County School District #1/Promoting Arts in Lander Schools, Arts in the Classroom Program 2014-15, $5,000

Lander Art Center, Education Coordinator, $5,000

 

Albany County

Casper College, Kinser Jazz Festival, $10,000

George C. Frison Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, Endowment Challenge, $15,000

Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist, Survey Division, Parker Peak Bivouac Site Reconnaissance Project, $5,000

U.W. College of Education, A Study of Wyoming History, Landscapes, People, Art and Ways of Life, $4,140

U.W. Fine Arts Outreach, Basix 2014 A Cappella Tour, $7,500

Wyoming Women’s Business Center, Wyoming Fiber Trails, $5,000

 

Big Horn County

The American Legion, Greybull Post 32, Legion Hall Rehabilitation, $10,000

 

Carbon County

Town of Medicine Bow, Historical Museum Restoration Project, $8,000

 

Laramie County

Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority/Main Street, ARTSPACE Market Survey, $5,000

Cheyenne Little Theatre Players, Historic Atlas Theater Renovations, Phase I, $12,500

Hands in Harmony, Performance Equipment, $2,950

Wyoming State Museum, Interim Concept Design, $15,000

 

Natrona County

Casper Elks Lodge #1353, Entryway and Accessibility Project, $10,500

Wyoming Archaeological Society, Shirley Basin Lodge Site Excavations, $6,500

Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, 2014-15 Community Access & Outreach Programs, $10,000

 

Sheridan County

North Main Neighborhood Association, 2014 First People’s Pow Wow, $4,000

 

Teton County

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, Wild Science Festival, $8,000

The Murie Center, Murie Family Papers & Collection Preservation Project, $4,000

 

Uinta County

City of Evanston, Evanston Cultural Center Seating Project, $12,500

 

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.

–Provided by the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund