Wyoming Arts Council Announces Community Artist ARPA Project Grant Recipients
The Wyoming Arts Council, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), is awarding community project grants to 31 artists across Wyoming. A total of $601,330 in grant dollars will be distributed.
The Wyoming Community Artist ARPA Project Grant provides funds to Wyoming-based individual artists and artist collectives for projects that offer unique perspectives on and solutions to the most pressing needs in our communities. These one-time grants were open to artists working in any medium for the creation of new work. Artists are required to include a partnership with a Wyoming-based civic, commercial, government, tribal, nonprofit, or philanthropic organization in order to share the work with the public and demonstrate community benefit.
Projects will be completed by the end of November and will take place in the following counties: Albany, Fremont, Laramie, Niobrara, Park, Hot Springs, Sublette, and Teton, as well as several statewide projects. A complete list of artists and their projects is available on the Wyoming Arts Council website. Social media updates about the various projects will be shared on the Arts Council’s channels throughout the summer and fall.
“As the arts and culture sector in Wyoming continues to rebound and open back up, the Arts Council is excited to be able to fund these engaging, thought-provoking, and creative projects from artists around the state. We hope these projects support not only the artists and artist collectives creating the work, but also have a deep community impact and help leverage forward progress.” said Michael Lange, Wyoming Arts Council Executive Director.
Photo caption: Oakley Boycott (Lander) performing “Silence at the Sinks” in Sinks Canyon State Park. Photo by Juan Laden. Boycott will be creating a new endurance performance art piece with ARPA funds.