Several Fremont County organizations receive community grant funds from the Wyoming Arts Council

The Wyoming Arts Council announced today, July 9th, they awarded 122 organizations, arts programs, and non-profit organizations across the state a total of $655,215 in Community Support Grants. This grant funding is for programs and services scheduled from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

The Community Support Grant is a competitive grant category open to 501(c)(3) organizations or government agencies, including tribal governments, universities or community colleges, and school districts, and supports specific projects or provides operational support within the fiscal year. Of those 122 funded, 11 are based in Fremont County.

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Below are the Fremont County recipients, their project title, followed by the amount awarded:

  • Central Wyoming College/Dept. of V&P Arts – Arts and Culture in Fremont County and Beyond – $4,333.00
  • Community Entry Services, Inc. – CES Visual & Performing Arts Programs – $1,820.00
  • Friends of South Pass – Sequencing through Time and Place: The Carissa Mine Residency Expansion – $1,001.00
  • Lander Art Center – Rural Arts Access in Lander, WY – $12,263.00
  • Lander Chamber of Commerce – Lander LIVE Outdoor summer Concert Series – $7,067.00
  • Lander Community Concerts Association – Lander Community Concerts Association 2019-2020 Season – $7,494.00
  • Northern Arapaho Tribe/Ethete Celebration Committee – Ethete Celebration, “The Beginning of a New Year” – $9,622.00
  • Promoting Arts in Lander Schools – Promoting Arts in Lander Schools – $11,162.00
  • The Museum of the American West – Native American Dance – $2,381.00
  • Wind River Development Fund – More Diversity, More Making – $13,117.00
  • Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company – Creating Contact: Shakespeare Up Close and Personal – $2,000.00

Grant applications are panel reviewed. Applications requesting operating and project support were reviewed by an eight-member panel. The community members and arts partners, who served on that panel were: Oona Doherty, Jackson Hole Center for the Arts Creative Initiatives Director, Amara Fehring, Central Wyoming College Digital Content and Marketing Specialist, Dr. Ben Markley, University of Wyoming Assistant Professor, Director of Jazz Studies, Jazz Area Coordinator, Shawn Reese, Wyoming Business Council Chief Executive Officer, Micah Richardson, Wyoming Community Foundation Director of Communications and Programs, Ann Ruble, The Nicolaysen Art Museum Executive Director, and Lindley Rust, Outpost Jackson Hole Media Manager and Author, Photographer.

Applications requesting Arts Learning funding were reviewed by a seven-member panel. The community members and arts partners, who served on that panel were: Chris Dresang, Assistant Principal, Natrona County High School, Tiger Robison, Educator, University of Wyoming, Ilaine Brown, CTE Education Consultant, Wyoming Department of Education, Lisa Simmons, Associate Curator of Education and Outreach, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Danny Belanger, Director of Arts Education and Accessibility, Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Kathleen Frye, Assistant Professor, Art & Art History, University of Wyoming, and Leah Shlachter, Adult Program Coordinator, Teton County Library.

Organizations can also apply for supplemental funding in the areas of Arts Learning, Rural Arts Access, Professional Development, and Folk and Traditional Arts. Supplemental funding requests were reviewed by the Arts Council staff.

The complete list of grants awarded can be read by clicking here.

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