Center of Wonder was founded by Gary and Veronica Silberberg in 2007 with the intention of reconnecting us through art and unique experiences.
During the first five years, we partnered with local organizations primarily in the arts, education and science arenas to provide programming that allowed audiences to explore, discover, imagine and collaborate.
In 2012, the Collaborating for a Creative Community (C3) grants program was launched as a natural outcome of our programming. Seed funding from the founders, combined with matching gifts from other individuals and foundation donors, enabled C3 to expand its reach into our community. C3 had specific guidelines to encourage non-profits to collaborate, create new partnerships, and work together across disciplines to generate new programs. Over $1 million in grants have been awarded.
In 2019, the Center of Wonder is returning to its programming origins and will be launching the Wonder Institute, a creative think tank. The Wonder Institute will provide a Masters-In-Residency series, Digital Media lab, Makerspace, as well as free community events. We will continue to provide grants, like Arts for All, that empower creative leaders, fund innovative art programs, and raise awareness of Jackson Hole as an arts epicenter.
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