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New Research Reveals State-By-State Arts Participation Rates

  Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts is releasing new research that for the first time offers a complete state-by- state perspective on how American adults participate in the arts, including activities in Wyoming. The new research comes in the form of an “arts data profile,” an NEA collection of statistics, graphics, and summary results from data-mining
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Calling All Wyoming Musicians

The Wyoming Arts Council and the Western States Art Federation (WESTAF) are seeking musicians for Wyoming’s IMTour Roster. This is a statewide call, and represents the next phase of the Wyoming Independent Music Initiative (WIMI).  Designed to open up touring opportunities across 13 Western states, IMTour serves as a booking website. It is the program’s mission to support underappreciated artists, offering roster
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Deadline Approaches for Wyoming Arts Council Mentoring Project Grants

The Wyoming Arts Council introduced the Folk & Traditional Arts Mentoring Program in 2005 as part of its ongoing effort to increase support and recognition of Wyoming’s rich cultural arts and traditions. The grants are designed to support the transmission of Wyoming’s finest Traditional and Folk skills through the natural process of in-person, hands-on instruction. A master
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NEA_logo

New Research Reveals State-By-State Arts Participation Rates

  Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts is releasing new research that for the first time offers a complete state-by- state perspective on how American adults participate in the arts, including activities in Wyoming. The new research comes in the form of an “arts data profile,” an NEA collection of statistics, graphics, and summary results from data-mining
Continue →

Elk Tongue

Calling All Wyoming Musicians

The Wyoming Arts Council and the Western States Art Federation (WESTAF) are seeking musicians for Wyoming’s IMTour Roster. This is a statewide call, and represents the next phase of the Wyoming Independent Music Initiative (WIMI).  Designed to open up touring opportunities across 13 Western states, IMTour serves as a booking website. It is the program’s mission to support underappreciated artists, offering roster
Continue →

Tom Lucas with ram bow PG 3001

Deadline Approaches for Wyoming Arts Council Mentoring Project Grants

The Wyoming Arts Council introduced the Folk & Traditional Arts Mentoring Program in 2005 as part of its ongoing effort to increase support and recognition of Wyoming’s rich cultural arts and traditions. The grants are designed to support the transmission of Wyoming’s finest Traditional and Folk skills through the natural process of in-person, hands-on instruction. A master
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Bearlodge Writers to Host Maine Author for Workshop

Morgan Callan Rogers, author of two internationally-acclaimed novels and several short stories, will present an all-day workshop for writers on Saturday, September 24, in Sundance, Wyoming. The workshop will be held from 9a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crook County Courthouse. The author will also be available to the public to sign her books Friday, September 23, at
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2016-WAC-CW Fellowship winners

Last Week to Apply for Wyoming Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowship

Wyoming writers are reminded the deadline for Wyoming Arts Council 2017 Creative Writing fellowships applications is August 22. The format of the 2017 fellowships is new: one fellowship will be awarded in each category of Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Fiction, for a total of three fellowships. Applications are accepted online via Submittable at wyomingartscouncil. submittable.com/submit. The
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Wyoming Arts Council Board to meet at Camp Douglas

The Wyoming Arts Council board will hold its next quarterly meeting Thursday, August 18 at Camp Douglas Officers’ Club a World War II era State Historic Site. Beginning at 9 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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35th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards Open for Nominations

Each year the Governor’s Arts Awards recognize artists, arts organizations and patrons who display excellence in the arts and outstanding service to the arts in Wyoming. Now in its 35th year, the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards is now open for nominations. Any Wyoming citizen, organization, business or community may be a Governor’s Art
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2016-WAC-CW Fellowship winners

Now Accepting Applications: 2017 Creative Writing Fellowships

The annual Creative Writing fellowships are awards of merit, based on a writer’s body of work, and honoring Wyoming’s literary artists whose work reflects serious and exceptional writing. The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2017 Creative Writing fellowships. The deadline for applications is midnight, August 22. The format of the 2017 fellowships
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Announcement and Reception for Wyoming’s Next Poet Laureate

Governor Matt Mead will announce Wyoming’s next Poet Laureate and sign the Executive Order on Monday, July 11 at 2 pm in the Barrett Building in Cheyenne. This will be the 8th Poet Laureate. Wyoming’s current Poet Laureate, A. Rose Hill of Sheridan has been in the position for the past year. The Poet Laureate
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Introducing the New WAC Staff

Tara Pappas is the Arts Education Specialist with the Wyoming Arts Council. Prior to joining the Arts Council staff, Tara worked as a K-6 elementary arts educator in Albany County School District and a K-8 arts educator for the Fremont County School District in Colorado, having over 10 years of experience in the field of
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