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
Art and Science New Dimensions
The Art Association of Jackson Hole, with support from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, will present the Art and Science New Dimensions program as a part of their 50th Year Initiative. New Dimensions will encourage students to think creatively about what is possible in an array of science fields. The program will include Space Art Camp, the Invention Convention Youth Exhibition and free family activities, including a concert by Grinspoon’s House Band of the Universe and real-time footage from the Mars Curiosity rover.
Community Center For The Arts
As the heart of Jackson’s arts community, the Center for the Arts must clearly define its purpose and vision and help unite all its constituents. The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole will help pay for a consultant to assist the Center for the Arts develop a strategic plan to help ensure a sustainable future for the center.
The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole Competitive Grants program will support Dancers’ Workshop in its initiative to grow the Adult Dance and Fitness program. The program seeks to address the need and desire for adult dance opportunities in Jackson by making classes more accessible through reduced prices, a new studio space, greater scheduling options and new course offerings.
Grand Teton Music Festival
Tune-Up augments the music education faculty of Jackson Hole Middle School and Jackson Hole High School by providing ten local musicians who provide free instruction by instrumental section every week of the school year. Community Foundation of Jackson Hole funding will help give approximately 400 students the opportunity to enhance study skills, teamwork, and character development and to pursue scholarships for higher education.
Jackson Hole Community Radio
Jackson Hole Community Radio, with support from the Community Foundation Competitive Grants program, will make a permanent home for local, public broadcasting in the Center for the Arts. The new location will allow KHOL to integrate existing equipment with a new, efficient and expanded studio design to create a space that will foster greater exposure for the station, more space for the studio and central access for the performing arts. Additionally, Jackson nonprofits will be able to utilize KHOL’s public resources and programming opportunities free of charge.
Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum
Creating Flexible Museum Space
This Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum project will allow the museum to reconfigure their exhibit gallery into a flexible space through the installation of movable walls. Community Foundation funding will help the Museum accommodate rotating exhibits and offer more programs on site, allowing the Museum to become more of a multi-facted community center.
Kids. Music. Community.
Funds from the Community Foundation Competitive Grants Program will help the Jackson Hole Music Experience maintain and expand its programming and to maintain its mission of providing sustained and invaluable music education to enthusiastic and dedicated kids throughout the year. Jackson Hole Music Experience will expand its Rock Camp, scholarship capabilites and other offerings such as Afterschool! and Jazz Weekend.
Jackson Hole Public Art Initiative
Open Air Exhibition: Artist/Business Spotlight
Funds from the Community Foundation will support an artist/business partnership to enhance run-down or underutilized spaces in Jackson. The project will create physical changes to the downtown landscape by initiating projects like alley murals, pocket parks or 3-dimensional installations. The project will help local artists gain visibility, increase opportunities and revenue for the participating businesses, and beautify the overlooked spaces in downtown Jackson.
Off Square Theatre Company
This summer, Off Square Theatre Company plans to launch their Shakespeare Residency with funds from the Community Foundation, providing quality, affordable, and family-oriented entertainment through professional outdoor theater and a two week summer performance camp geared towards 10 children, 5th grade and older. The Residency will promote literacy and artistic exchange with powerful emotional, philosophical and civically-relevant content.
The Wyoming Council for International Visitors
The Diplomacy Project
The Wyoming Council for International Visitors’ Diplomacy Project will bring international delegations to Jackson with financial support from the Community Foundation Competitive Grants program. This year, the Lunch & Learn series will engage more locals in a format that is free and open to the public. By helping to widen our viewpoints, the Wyoming Council for International Visitors continues to improve cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.