Wyoming Arts Council

The Every Student Succeeds Act & the Arts

What is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)? The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, reauthorizing the 50-year old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to create a long-term, stable federal policy that gives states additional flexibility and encourages innovation, while at the same time holding us
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Wyoming Arts Council Board to meet in Torrington

The Wyoming Arts Council Board will hold its next quarterly meeting Thursday, November 10 – Friday, November 11 at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Room T274. Beginning at 1:30 p.m. the board will convene to hear reports, plan for upcoming events, get updates on current arts council initiatives, and conduct business. An executive session may be called if
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The Arts Council & the Cultural Trust Fund

The Wyoming Arts Council enjoys a close relationship with the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund. We’re both granting organizations, we go to the same staff meetings here at State Parks & Cultural Resources, and at the moment, we’re both working to sort through this year’s crop of Cultural Trust Fund Grant applications. These come in twice a
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2017-18 NEA Big Read Guidelines Now Available

Public webinar about the NEA Big Read on November 16, 2016 at 3pm ET Washington, DC— Today the National Endowment for the Arts released the application guidelines for 2017-2018 NEA Big Read grants. This is the first opportunity organizations have to apply for programming around the 13 new titles added to the NEA Big Read, which
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Applications Open for 2017 Blanchan and Doubleday Creative Writing Awards

The Wyoming Arts Council welcomes applications for the 2017 Blanchan and Doubleday writing awards. The Neltje Blanchan Memorial Writing Award of $1,000, is given annually for the best poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or script which is informed by a relationship with the natural world. The Frank Nelson Doubleday Award of $1,000 is given for the
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Piatigorsky Foundation soprano Erika Wueschner and pianist Richard Dowling tour Wyoming in October

For the 13th consecutive year, the Muriel & Seymour Thickman Family Charitable Trust in Sheridan is funding The Piatigorsky Foundation’s tour of Wyoming. The fall/winter 2016 tour will include public concerts and school outreach programs. The concerts are free and open to the public. The Wyoming Arts Council serves as facilitator with each of the communities in the
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