CTF E-Newsletter, February 22, 2019

This e-newsletter is designed to provide a brief update on the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and the happenings of its grant recipients.

It is our promise that this e-newsletter be brief, interesting and hopefully something that will provide you with ideas and contacts with other organizations around the state. If you wish to have your activity highlighted in this e-newsletter, please contact Renée Bovée, WCTF Program Coordinator.

March and April Art Workshops @ the Hynds

Workshops (1).pngIn March and April 2019, four art workshops will be held at the Hynds, 1608 Capitol, Cheyenne, as part of the Cheyenne Arts Project. These workshops are the start of a series of 10 workshops to be held this year. These workshops are supported by LightsOn! and the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund.

Cheyenne Arts Project – March workshops:

Art Box Assemblage with Terry Kreuzer  –  for March 16 & 17, (Saturday 9-12 & Sunday 1-4)  @ Blue Door Arts, 1608 Capitol  $ 30 fee- Box & most materials provided

Millefior – Polymer Clay with Glenda Haley – for March 30 & 31, (Saturday 9-12 & Sunday 1-4)  @ Blue Door Arts, 1608 Capitol  $ 30 fee- Box & most materials provided

April workshops:

Dirty Pour Abstraction in Acrylics with Mike McIntosh – April 6th (Saturday 9-12)  Art@the Hynds, 1602 Capitol  $ 30 fee- Materials provided

Kitchen Sink Intro to Intaglio Etching with Greg Fladager – April 27th (Saturday 10-5)  Art@the Hynds, 1602 Capitol  $ 30 fee- Materials provided

Pre-registration is required by calling or texting Terry Kreuzer at 307-214-3932 or via email at tkreuzer@terrykreuzer.com.

Grant Opportunity from the Laura Jane Musser Fund

Laura Jane Musser FundThrough the Rural Arts Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund hopes to assist nonprofit arts organizations to develop, implement or sustain exceptional artistic opportunities for adults and children in the areas of literary, visual, music and performing arts. In recognition of Laura Jane Musser’s life-long commitment to excellence in the arts, and with awareness that pivotal and life-changing experience can occur for individuals through introduction to and participation in the arts, the Fund hopes to encourage and excite a wider population to appreciate, learn, and participate in the arts. General operating grants of up to $10,000 will be considered for this initiative.

The geographic areas for this initiative are Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota (Aitkin, Becker, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, Mahnomen, Todd, and Wadena counties only), Wyoming, and limited counties in Texas. Eligible counties in Texas are located in the Rio Grande River Valley (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy counties), Deep East Texas (Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Tyler counties), and the Brazos Valley (Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington counties).  Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from February 12 – March 12, 2019.

The complete guidelines for all of the initiatives are available at http://www.musserfund.org.

WCTF Grant Deadline Rapidly Approaching

WCTF_FullTag_Color.jpgThe next Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund postmark grant deadline will be Monday, April 1, 2019, for projects/events/activities which begin after July 1, 2019. (And I will avoid the obvious joke about “fool”.)

The application guidelines and form is available on the website (click on Grants, then on Process). The WCTF Program Coordinator, me, Renée, will be glad to review draft application through approximately mid-March. Drafts can be sent via email: renee.bovee@wyo.gov. Please take advantage of this draft review, as I can often help catch those “little red flags” which raise questions or otherwise jeopardize an application. Also, if you are still bouncing around a couple of ideas, feel free to call me a 307-777-6312 and let’s talk to figure out the “best possible” option.

Remember, this grant deadline is for projects/events/activities which begin after July 1, 2019. WCTF grants are restricted to non-profit and governmental entity applicants based in Wyoming and do require a match (though that match can be either cash or appropriate in-kind).

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