(Press release) — The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund recently awarded $195,678 to 30 cultural organizations around the state at their recent grant review board meeting held in Pinedale.

This grant round was very competitive with 45 excellent grant applications requesting essentially $1 million in grant support.

Awards were given to support a wide variety of projects, including historic preservation activities, community performances and marketing, exhibitions and museum equipment, folk arts programming, oral histories, and endowment challenges. Below is a completing listing of awards by county.

Albany County            

City of Laramie, Edgar J. Lewis Bandshell Renovation, $10,000

Laramie Main Street Alliance, Alive in Laramie, $5,000

Wyoming Women’s Business Center, WyoFiber Live!, $3,000

Big Horn County

The American Legion, Greybull Post 32, Legion Hall Historic Renovation, 2015 Phase, $5,000

Carbon County

Carbon County Museum, 2015 High Plains Pow Wow, $2,000

Town of Medicine Bow, Historical Museum Security System, $2,500

Wyoming Frontier Prison, Gallery Upgrades, $5,518

Crook County

Crook County Museum District, Old Stoney Window Replacement Project, Phase II, $10,000

Fremont County

Lander Community Foundation, Lander Valley Ranching Oral History Project, $4,040

Central Wyoming College, Anthropology Department, Dinwoddy Glacier Archaeology, $1,760

Wind River Visitors Council, Native American Folkways and Horse Culture, Double D Wild Horse Sanctuary, $12,000

Johnson County

Johnson County Library Foundation, Zelestrina Urza in Outer Space, Author David Romtvedt Educational Tour in Wyoming; $5,000

Hot Springs County

Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation, Big Horn Basin Folk Festival, $8,000

Laramie County

Boulder Community Media, Virtual Art of the Hunt – Digital Convergence, $13,500

Cheyenne Arts Council, Wyoming: Landscapes, Soundscapes & Dancescapes Wyoming Tours, $8,000

Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Focus on Parades’ Exhibit Interpretation Plan, $5,710

Cheyenne Greenway Foundation, Wildlife Landscapes for Holliday Park Greenway Underpass, $5,500

Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board, Warren Rest House Restoration Project, $10,000

Cheyenne Little Theatre Players, Inc., Mary Godfrey Playhouse Exterior Rehabilitation, Phase 1, $5,000

Natrona County

The Casper Artists’ Guild, Inc., ART 321: Building an Endowment for the Future, $15,000

Park County

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, Bring a Barrack Back to Heart Mountain WWII Japanese American Confinement Site, $10,000

Northwest College Foundation, Establishing a Steel Band Ensemble at Northwest College, $5,000

Sheridan County

Sheridan Artist Guild Et Al, Miss Indian American Invitational Art Show and Exhibit, $2,500

Teton County

Dancers’ Workshop, Outreach Residency Programs, $5,000

Grand Teton National Park Foundation, Historic Preservation Work on the T.A. Moulton Barn, $7,000

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, WILD Music Interactive Installation & WILD Festival, $4,000


Division State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails, Camp Douglas Window Restoration Project, $10,000

George C. Frison Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, Endowment, $5,000

Wyoming Chapter, American Institute of Architects, Computer Modeling for WY PBS, $2,000

Wyoming State Historical Society, Wyoming Oral History Online Database, $8,650         

For more information about the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and the grant application process, contact the WCTF Administrator, Renée Bovée, at (307) 777-6312 or renee.bovee@wyo.gov.

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