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Cultural Trust Fund Newsletter

Cultural Trust Fund

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

This e-newsletter is designed to provide a brief update on the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and the happenings of its grant recipients. It is our promise that this e-newsletter be brief, interesting and hopefully something that will provide you with ideas and contacts with other organizations around the state. If you wish to have your activity highlighted in this e-newsletter, please contact Renée Bovée, WCTF Administrator.

Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund Awards Over $758,000

As many as 41 Wyoming cultural and heritage projects and sponsoring organizations will benefit from $758,858 in grant awards from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund.

The grant awards, approved by the five-member Cultural Trust Fund board at a recent meeting in Casper, came from 50 total applications. Requests totaled more than $1.4 million, with requests capped at a maximum of $50,000. This year’s grant recipients anticipate generating $10 in matching local support for every $1 received from the Cultural Trust Fund.

Albany County

  • Laramie Plains Civic Center, Theater Fly System Restoration, $20,000
  • Lincoln Community Center, Cultural Program Series, $8,250
  • U.W. American Heritage Center, “Wyoming in the Movies”: Increasing Access to Wyoming’s Motion Picture Heritage through Digitalization, $6,650
  • U.W. American Studies, “Art of the Hunt”: Exhibit Concept and Video Production, $38,000
  • U.W. Cultural Programs, Moldovan music ensembles tour Wyoming, $15,000

Big Horn County

  • Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site, Interpretation Improvements, $20,000

Campbell County

  • Powder River Symphony, 2012-13 Concert Season, $10,000

Carbon County

  • Grand Encampment Museum, Wood Fired Hot Water Boiler for Museum Building, $14,100
  • Wyoming Frontier Prison, Organizational Staff and Training for Board, $9,000

Fremont County

  • City of Lander, Architectural Planning for Collaborative Lander Center for the Arts and Sciences, $20,000
  • International Climbers’ Festival, Videographer for History of Lander Climbing Documentary, $10,000
  • Lander Community Foundation, Lander Outdoor Theater, $15,000
  • South Pass City State Historic Site, Flood and Hindle Mining Trails Interpretive Projects, $20,000

Johnson County

  • Hoofprints of the Past Museum, Kaycee, Exhibition Display Development, Improvement and Preservation, $5,000

Laramie County

  • Arts Cheyenne, Staffing and 17th Street Art Festival, $32,600
  • Wyoming State Museum, SCVNGR Hunt Pilot Project for Smartphones, $9,000
  • Wyoming National Guard Museum, Collections Project, $20,000

Natrona County

  • Casper College, “Evita” Theater Production, $12,251
  • Citizens for a Civic Auditorium, Architectural Design for New Civic Auditorium, $30,000
  • National Historic Trails Center Foundation, “Write Your Name in History” and “Postcards from the West” Exhibits, $15,000
  • Nicolaysen Art Museum, Education Programming Revitalization, $25,000

Park County

  • Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Digitization of the Rumsey and Beck Collections, $33,971
  • Meeteetse Museum District, Preservation & Restoration of First National Bank Building, $30,000
  • Northwest College Foundation, Endowment Campaign for Intercultural Center, $10,000

Sheridan County

  • Sheridan Community Land Trust, Doc Huson Homestead Preservation Easement, $50,000
  • Sheridan YMCA, “American Megastars, Buffalo Bill and the Show Indians” Film, $25,000
  • WYO Theater, Inc., Specialized Sound and Lighting Equipment for New Black Box Theater, $25,000

Sublette County

  • Pinedale Fine Arts Council, Termespheres Exhibit and Artist Residency, $5,000
  • Museum of the Mountain Man/Sublette County Historical Society, Three Worlds Meet Tableaux Vivants Project, $12,000
  • Sublette County Historical Society, New Fork River Crossing Historic Park Archaeological Survey, $10,098

Teton County

  • Art Association of Jackson Hole, Endowment Campaign, $25,000
  • C-V Ranch, Arts and Community Project for Wyoming Special Needs Youth, $7,640
  • Dancers’ Workshop, Contemporary Dance Wyoming Outreach Tour, $14,800
  • Jackson Hole Writers, Development Director, $6,000
  • National Museum of Wildlife Art, “Traveling Trout” School Exhibition, $7,000

Uinta County

  • Young Musicians, Inc., Staffing and Personnel Development, $10,000

Weston County

  • Weston County Certified Local Government, Mallo Camp Cabin Rehabilitation, $13,900


  • Alliance for Historic Wyoming, Historic Architecture Assistance Fund, $49,998
  • Wyoming Arts Alliance, Staffing, $15,000
  • Wyoming Museum Training Network, Emergency Management Disaster Preparedness Training for Wyoming’s Local Museums, $33,570
  • Wyoming State Historical Society, WyoHistory.org, $20,000

WCTF Board Member Vacancy

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund will be seeking a replacement for one of our board members whose term will expire in March 2013. The WCTF has a unique appointment process, in that nominations are made by either the State Parks and Cultural Resources Commission (SPCR) or the Wyoming Arts Council Board to the Governor of Wyoming for a board appointee. This year, SPCR will be reviewing possible WCTF board member candidates. Board candidates will need to confirm their interest in serving on the WCTF Board and provide a resume for consideration. Board members serve a 3 year term (reappointment is a possibility). There are 3 board meetings per year. Board members are not appointed by region or by political party, however general geographic representation of the board overall is a consideration. Board candidates should have a general interest in or a background of service to any of the following disciplines: arts, history, humanities, archaeology or other related disciplines. If you are aware of someone you believe would be an excellent WCTF board member, or you, yourself, are interested in serving, please contact the WCTF Administrator, Renée Bovée, 307-777-6312 or renee.bovee@wyo.gov, for information.