JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson Hole Public Art and Off Square Theatre Company are among Wyoming arts organizations that recently received funding through the National Endowment for the Arts. A total of five Wyoming organizations received grant funding, totaling $95,000.
Jackson Hole Public Art was awarded $20,000 for visual arts projects and Off Square Theatre Company was awarded $10,000 for theater projects.
“The National Endowment for the Arts direct grants to arts organizations and individuals play a valuable role in supporting the arts in Wyoming,” said Wyoming Arts Council Executive Director Michael Lange. “Organizations use these funds to offer valuable arts programming that helps build the educational, social, and economic vitality of communities across the state. “
Other organizations and individuals that received funding include Trinkle Brass Works, Inc. located in Casper, Ucross Foundation in Clearmont and Nina McConigley from Laramie.
“These National Endowment for the Arts grants underscore the resilience of our nation’s artists and arts organizations, will support efforts to provide access to the arts, and rebuild the creative economy,” said NEA Acting Chair Ann Eilers. “The supported projects demonstrate how the arts are a source of strength and well-being for communities and individuals and can open doors to conversations that address complex issues of our time.”
Applications for funding demonstrated a commitment by the arts and culture sector to provide more equitable and accessible pathways for arts engagement, according to The National Endowment for the Arts.