Proposed Federal Cuts Could Harm Wyoming Arts and Culture Groups

Proposed Federal Cuts Could Harm Wyoming Arts and Culture Groups

According to the Casper Star-Tribune, President Donald Trump's proposed cut to the National Endowment for the Arts could cause more loss to Wyoming than most states.

"New York can make up its funding through donors, but Wyoming and the other small states, we just don't have the population to replace that kind of funding," Wyoming Humanities Council Executive Director Shannon Smith told the Star-Tribune in March.

"Places where the states' arts agencies are very important, such as Wyoming, where we have grants out in every single county, will notice and notice right away," longtime arts advocate, researcher and Wyoming Arts Alliance board member Bruce Richardson commented.

Closing the NEA would significantly impact the work of the Wyoming Arts Council, including the funding and support of arts non-profit organizations, symphonies, museums, and various other arts programs throughout the state. Grants and other services would also take a loss.

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