Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wyoming Arts Council announces new quarterly deadline schedule for CAP grants

Effective immediately, the Wyoming Arts Council will accept applications on a quarterly basis for Community Arts Partners (CAP) grants.

In an effort to better serve the needs of community partnerships and collaborations throughout the state, the CAP grant application can be completed online and submitted by the quarterly deadlines of July 15, October 15, January 15 and April 15.

The CAP Grant Program was established with funding from the 2006 Wyoming Legislature, and may award up to five (5) $10,000 grants annually to new community collaborations in the state that contribute to the economic development of that community.

The projects must include economic enhancement strategies using local arts and cultural assets.

CAP projects funded in 2010 included an Outdoor Community Kiln for Gillette, Restoration of the Historic Rock Theater in Rock Springs, Artist Training and Professional Development in Casper, the creation of the permanent Minerva Teichert Gallery in Cokeville and the upcoming creative economy conversation with noted author and speaker Daniel Pink in Cheyenne.

Applicant communities may only receive one CAP grant in any fiscal year. Interested potential applicants should contact Community Development and the Arts Specialist Randy Oestman at 307-777-7109 for grant requirements and evaluation criteria.

For online application information, please visit