Cultural Trust Fund
Cultural Trust Fund Board Meeting: May 6-7, Pinedale
The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund (WCTF) board will be meeting in Pinedale, May 6-7, 2015. The meeting will be held at the Sublette BOCES building, 665 North Tyler Avenue. This meeting will focus on review and award of April grant applications.
The meeting on Wednesday, May 6 will begin at approximately 8 a.m. and concluded by 5 p.m. The meeting on Thursday, May 7 will begin at approximately 8 a.m. and conclude by 2 p.m. An executive session will be held to conduct the annual evaluation of WCTF administrator.
Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund board meetings are open to the public. Grant applicants are encouraged to attend any grant review meeting. Grant applicants may listen to but not participate in the deliberations regarding grant applications, unless the WCTF board asks a specific question of the applicant. Grant applicants my respond to a board question but may make no further statement regarding the pending application. The WCTF administrator and board cannot confirm exactly when a grant application will be reviewed, but the board does have the option of reviewing an application “out of order” if an applicant is present at the meeting for a limited time.
For more information, contact the WCTF Administrator, Renée Bovée, at 307-777-6312 with any questions.
WCTF Grant Application
In 2015 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, 2016. 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.
MS Word version
Rules and Regulations
- Cultural Trust Fund Board - Approved April 12, 2006
- Grant Categories and Criteria - Approved September 11, 2006.