Cultural Trust Fund
WCTF Board Meeting, Monday May 13
The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund Board will be meeting Monday May 13 and Tuesday May 14, 2013 at Western Wyoming Community College, RSC 1309, Rock Springs, WY. This meeting the WCTF board will be reviewing and making award decisions on grant applications received at the April 1 deadline. This application period there were 34 applications received, requesting almost $860,000 in WCTF grant support (with requests capped at a $50,000). These applications span the state and include requests in support of historic preservation, cultural heritage tourism, archaeological research and investigation, museum operations, arts education, arts festivals and programming, and oral history documentation. The meeting is open to the public. For questions about the meeting or the WCTF grant program, please contact the WCTF Administrator, Renée Bovée
or call 307-777-6312.
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WCTF Grant Application Now Available
The 2013 grant application is now available. In 2013, the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund will have two (2) deadlines: April 1, for projects/events/activities that begin after July 1; and October 1, for projects/events/activities that begin after January 1. Feel free to contact the WCTF Administrator early to bounce around ideas and possible applications or for any questions.
Cultural Trust Fund Application Guidelines
Cultural Trust Fund Application
About the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund
In 1998, the Wyoming Legislature, recognizing that Wyoming and its people possess a unique cultural heritage, created the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund (WCTF), including a five-member board named by the Governor. The mission of the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund is to serve the citizens of Wyoming by supporting Wyoming’s culture and heritage through grant funding of innovative projects for the enjoyment, appreciation, promotion, preservation, and protection of the state’s arts, cultural and historic resources; and to support and invest in Wyoming institutions that help further this mission.
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.
Grant applications should address projects/events/activities that are not traditionally served by, do not qualify for, or are beyond the programs or resources of the State Historic Preservation Office, Wyoming Arts Council or Wyoming Humanities Council.
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Interim and Final Report
As a recipient of a Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund (WCTF) grant, you must complete a
Final Report within 60-days of completion of the project.
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Rules and Regulations
- Cultural Trust Fund Board - Approved April 12, 2006
- Grant Categories and Criteria - Approved September 11, 2006.