Wyoming Arts Council

Local Band “Patti Fiasco” to open for Bon Jovi at Pepsi Center

Back in January, Bon Jovi launched its Opening Act Contest. The rock group were looking for local bands to open for one of the stops on their This House Is Not for Sale Tour. One of those bands will be Patti Fiasco. We caught up with front woman Alysia Kraft to ask about the experience.
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A Letter from the Wyoming Arts Council Regarding the Future of Federal Funding for the Arts

On March 16, 2017, the White House released a budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2018. This proposal calls for reductions to a range of government programs, including the elimination of federal support for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is important to remember that the legislative branch
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Wyoming Arts Council Spearheads “Arts Education Working Group”

Formally launched in August 2014 at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Legislative Summit, Americans for the Arts’ State Policy Pilot Program, also known as SP3, includes ten state teams seeking to strengthen arts education by advancing state policy. Wyoming is one of those states. The latest phase of development for Wyoming was a first-of-its-kind
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Funding Available to Connect Indie Musicians with Nonprofit Venues

WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation), in association with the Wyoming Arts Council, launched its new IMTour.org™ site late last week. An extension of the Independent Music on Tour (IMTour™) grant, the website pairs independent musicians with presenting nonprofit organizations in the western United States. With close ties to the Denver music community, WESTAF recognized the
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