Applications now open for Wyoming Arts Council’s Arts Access Project Grant

(Statewide, WY) – Applications for the Wyoming Arts Council’s Arts Access Project Grant are now available for projects taking place between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. 

The Arts Access Project Grant is designed to provide arts project funding for organizations that meet any of the following four criteria: (1) projects increasing arts access for, or primarily serving, people with disabilities, (2) arts projects led by and/or primarily serving BIPOC communities (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), (3) projects involving folk & traditional arts and artists, (4) organizations in rural communities with a population of less than 3000.

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Up until this year, this grant was known as the Rural Arts Access Grant. The name and structure has been changed this year to reflect the broader eligibility categories and is designed to increase access to funding for a larger group of organizations. The restructuring of this grant serves as another step in the Wyoming Arts Council’s initiative towards equitable grantmaking practices.

Organizations are eligible to receive up to $750. The deadline to submit an application is six weeks before the project start date. Organizations that do not receive a fiscal year 2022 Community Support Grant are eligible to receive up to two Arts Council grants in this grant category for different programs or events.

For more information, visit the Wyoming Arts Council website or contact Grants Manager Karen Merklin at (307) 214-7819 or karen.merklin@wyo.gov.

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