Arts & Culture
The following are recent grants made to Arts and Culture organizations through the Foundation’s Competitive Grants program. To find local Arts and Culture organizations, view our Nonprofit Directory.
Art Association of Jackson Hole
The Art Association’s photography lab is the only dedicated community space for photography, videography, printing and design. This grant will enable the Art Assocation to update computers and software in the lab, so that nonprofits, educational institutions, working professionals and their own clientelle will have access to cutting edge technology.
Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir
Music in Harmony: Chamber Concert Series
While Jackson offers an excellent quality of life, superb livability and outstanding civic engagement opportunities, the breadth of our locally-based music groups and their significant role in our community fabric often goes unnoticed. With grant funds, Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir will present a series of 4 mini-concerts that showcase the talents of the local music community in an intimate setting.
Center for the Arts
Center Campus – Master Plan
The Center for the Arts plays a vital role in the culture and economy of Jackson, but community needs have outgrown its current physical capacity. With this grant, the Center will engage all stakeholders in the planning process, ensuring a vibrant future for community creativity in Jackson Hole.
Center Management Inc.
JacksonHoleLive 2013 Community Concert Series
With an average of 3,000 in attendance at each free JacksonHoleLive concert last summer, Center Management is filling a need for affordable, family-friendly, professional entertainment in Jackson. Additionally, proceeds from the series support youth sports programs at the Center, and nonprofits are invited to promote their efforts to thousands of patrons. Grant funds will support 5 live performances during the summer of 2013.
Center of Wonder
Developing Jackson’s Creative Leaders
Increasingly, being a leader in the arts involves being the producer of creative projects and innovative solutions. The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole will help the Center of Wonder pay for a training workshop for local artists and creative thinkers. The three-part workshop will help participants articulate and challenge assumptions, improvise and generate ideas, and finally translate empathetic listening into concrete action. This workshop will build the capacity of the community’s arts leaders as creative producers.
Artist Residency Program
Dance as a performing art is a vital part of Jackson’s culture. In an isolated community like ours, Dancers’ Workshop provides important performance and educational opportunities for performers, students, and audiences. Dancers’ Workshop is establishing an annual, multidisciplinary artist residency program in Jackson to create a platform on which internationally relevant guest artists build lasting relationships and work with local artists, engage with our community and elevate our cultural landscape with funding from the Community Foundation.
Jackson Community Theater
Bark the Musical
Jackson Community Theater will produce “Bark” the musical, entertaining audiences and building awareness for local animal organizations PAWS, Teton County Animal Shelter and the Animal Adoption Center. Grant funds will allow an audience to follow the whimsical story of six dogs and their trials and tribulations.
Jackson Hole Wildife Film Festival
Community/In-school Screenings & Keynotes
This grant will support Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival’s 2013 free community and in-school programming, featuring notable guests and award-winning films and filmmakers associated with its international media conference and Great Apes Summit. Both the speakers and the films will engage and inspire audiences, encouraging them to connect with and impact the world around them.
Off Square Theatre Company
Annual Youth Musical – The Phantom Tollbooth
With grant funds, Off Square Theater Company will hire a Professional Director and Music Director for their Annual Youth Musical. Sixty youth performers will come together to share the magic of live theatre with over 2,000 community members. The presence of these two lead professionals on the project will ensure both a positive learning environment for youth and a high-quality theatrical experience for audiences.
All Ages Fall Concert Series
There is almost no all-ages music programming during the school year in Jackson Hole. This grant will enable Teton Artlab to work closely with the historic Pink Garter Theater to present a series of 4 concerts featuring internationally known artists at the forefront of contemporary culture. The series will offer a rare learning opportunity for local musicians and students, as well as draw visitors from the surrounding region during Jackson’s off season.