Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Art Works for Wyoming - Guidelines for Second Deadline

Art Works for Wyoming
Guidelines for Second Deadline

Art Works for Wyoming (AWW) is a new Wyoming Arts Council (WAC) grant program. This is one time funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)courtesy of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). The guidelines established by the NEA for how this funding may be used are as follows:

● Salary support, full or partial, for one or more positions that are critical to an organization’s artistic mission and that are in jeopardy or have been eliminated as a result of the current economic climate.

● Fees for previously engaged artists and/or contractual personnel to maintain or expand the period during which such persons would be engaged.

Options for Receiving ARRA Funds
Applicants may receive one grant of ARRA funds from any source. Therefore, any applicant who was awarded funds from WAC’s first deadline, or from WESTAF of the NEA, may not apply. If an applicant applied and was not awarded funds in the first round, they may reapply to the December 2009 deadline.

Funds distributed directly from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Western States Arts Federation are no longer available.

Funding Amount and Match
Art Works for Wyoming will offer grants of up to $25,000 for projects that meet the above criteria. Projects may request either or both kinds of support. Grants do NOT have to be matched, although it is recommended.

December 11, 2009 2nd deadline to apply for AWW funds
February 11-12, 2010 WAC Board meeting and 2nd Art Works for Wyoming Panel
February 19, 2010 Award letters for second funding deadline issued

Project Dates
Projects receiving AWW funds must fall within the time frame of March 1,2010 through June30, 2011. This includes applications from both deadlines.

WAC and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will require quarterly reports from organizations receiving AWW funds and may request monthly reports. By applying for AWW funds, the organization agrees to provide reports as requested.

Other Requirements
AWW applicant organizations must have been awarded a grant by the WAC in the last 4 years for which all reporting was successfully completed in a timely manner.If you have questions about whether your organization qualifies, please call WAC.

Applicant organizations must be 501(c)3 or government entities. No organizations using a fiscal sponsor may apply for AWW funds.

Organizations receiving AWW funding must do the following prior to receiving grant funding:
● Register for a D-U-N-S number from
● Register with the Federal Government’s Central Contract or Registry