Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Arts Council board to meet June 1

The Wyoming Arts Council board will hold its next quarterly meeting Thursday, June 1 via teleconference. Beginning at 1 p.m. the board will convene to hear reports, plan for upcoming events, get updates on current arts council initiatives, review panel recommendations on grants, and conduct business. An executive session may be called if necessary. The
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Wyoming Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowships Now Open

The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2018 Visual Arts Fellowships. Open to Wyoming residents, the Visual Arts Fellowships are merit-based awards selected on the artist’s portfolio and honoring work that reflects serious and exceptional investigation. Artists working in any media may apply. The deadline to apply is June 16, 2017, and
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Public Comment Open on Wyoming ESSA Draft Plan

Wyoming’s draft Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan is currently open for public comment. The draft plan is available on the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) website. “This plan builds off of the strengths in Wyoming’s education system and our ongoing commitment to excellence. The goals for our schools are based on our state’s
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New Call-In Numbers for Community Support Grant Panel Meetings

The Wyoming Arts Council Community Support Grant applications will be panel reviewed on May 18th and 19th. Applications requesting operating/project support will be reviewed in Lander. The public is invited to call in and listen to the panel discussion of each application received. The panel will convene at 9:30 a.m. on May 18th, and 9 a.m. until finished on May
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ANNOUNCING TWO NEW GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018

Applications for two new Wyoming Arts Council grants, Professional Development/ Career Advancement and Rural Arts Access will be available to all Wyoming 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, government agencies, churches or tribal governments, and  individual artists, beginning May 1. Professional Development/Career Advancement Grants (PD) are available to organizations and individual artists, and is designed to help grow
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Piatigorsky Foundation Announces Wyoming Spring Tour

For the 14th consecutive year, the Muriel & Seymour Thickman Family Charitable Trust in Sheridan is funding The Piatigorsky Foundation’s tour of Wyoming. The spring 2017 tour will include public concerts and school outreach programs. The community concerts are free and open to the public. The Wyoming Arts Council serves as facilitator with each of the communities in
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Wyoming Poetry Out Loud Champion to Compete in National Finals

Lauren Haiar of Sundance Secondary School will join 52 other champions from around the country this week in Washington D.C. These talented youth are set to compete in the 2017 Poetry Out Loud National Finals. The 53 state champions will gather at the Poetry Out Loud semifinals on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 7:00 a.m.
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FUNDING STILL AVAILABLE FOR FY 2017 ARTS COUNCIL GRANTS

Wyoming 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, government agencies and individual artists can still apply to the Wyoming Arts Council for two grant categories that have funds available for projects taking place by 6/30/17. The Professional Development/Career Advancement Grant is designed to help grow the capacity of organizations and individuals that work in, and support the arts. Funding can be used
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Youth Art Month: Cheyenne’s East High AP Art Class

It’s Youth Art Month, so we figured it was a perfect time to catch up with a few of Wyoming’s student artists. As it turns out, they are extremely busy. East High’s second annual AP art show will be hanging at the Cheyenne Civic Center May 8th, with a reception on May 11 from 5 to 7
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Deadline Approaching for Wyoming Performing Arts Fellowships

The application period closes May 8th for the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2017 Performing Arts Fellowships. Applications are accepted online via Submittable at wyomingartscouncil.submittable.com/submit. The annual Performing Arts Fellowships are awards of merit, based on an applicant’s body of work, and honoring Wyoming’s performing artists whose work reflects serious and exceptional talent. The format of the
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