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Cultural Trust Fund

Cultural Trust Fund

WCTF Grant Application

In 2014, 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 PDF
Cultural Trust Fund Application MS Word Document

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.
MS Word version MS Word Document

Rules and Regulations

PDF Chapter 1 - Cultural Trust Fund Board - Approved April 12, 2006
PDF Chapter 2 - Grant Categories and Criteria - Approved September 11, 2006.