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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Poetry Out Loud State Finals held March 6 at LCCC

The Wyoming Arts Council hosts the Poetry Out Loud State Finals Competition on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Laramie Community College Playhouse in the College Community Center, 1400 E. College Drive. Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue. The
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Apply now for the Wyoming Arts Council Community Support Grant

The Community Support Grant (CSG) is a competitive grant program for project and/or operational support for organizations that provide services to their community through the arts. Applications are open for programming and services between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Final application deadline is April 1. Organizations that did not receive a CSG last year
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Wyoming Arts Council board to meet Feb. 3

The Wyoming Arts Council board will hold its next quarterly meeting Thursday and Friday, February 2-3 in the Big Horn Room of the Little America Hotel & Resort. Beginning at 10 a.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 necessary.
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2016 Governor’s Arts Awards winners announced

Governor Matt Mead has announced the recipients of the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards. Recipients will be honored at a dinner and awards ceremony on February 3, in Cheyenne. The recipients are: Adam Duncan Harris, Ph.D., author/art historian/curator from Jackson;  Marianne Vinich, art teacher/visual artist from Lander; Tim Sandlin, arts advocate/writer from Jackson; and a posthumous award to Forrest E.
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Wyoming’s Health & Wellness through the Arts Census

The Wyoming Arts Council is taking a census of arts programming related to Health & Wellness. If you are based in Wyoming, and if you are in the Healthcare, Aging, Military or Disabilities sectors, please take a moment to participate. The census will take 10-15 minutes to complete and will close December 31, 2016. CLICK HERE
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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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