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National Endowment for the Arts Chairman to make First Official Visit to Wyoming

A town hall reception at the Gryphon Theater in Laramie is set to welcome NEA Chairman Jane Chu to Wyoming on October 6. The reception celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as Chairman Chu’s first official visit to the Cowboy State. Remarks will begin at 6 p.m by Jane Chu, followed
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Concerning the Art Education Program at UW

The current Art Education undergraduate program at the University of Wyoming offers a concurrent major in both art education through the College of Education and art through the Art Department. In recent news, the University of Wyoming is considering the elimination of 16 programs, one of which is the art education program as it currently
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Announcing the 2017 Creative Writing Fellowship Recipients

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s creative writing fellowships. They each will receive a $3,000 award plus a travel stipend to read their work at one of Wyoming’s statewide literary conferences. Categories in 2017 include Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Fiction, for a total of three fellowships. And the winners are:
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National Endowment for the Arts Chairman to make First Official Visit to Wyoming

A town hall reception at the Gryphon Theater in Laramie is set to welcome NEA Chairman Jane Chu to Wyoming on October 6. The reception celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as Chairman Chu’s first official visit to the Cowboy State. Remarks will begin at 6 p.m by Jane Chu, followed
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Concerning the Art Education Program at UW

The current Art Education undergraduate program at the University of Wyoming offers a concurrent major in both art education through the College of Education and art through the Art Department. In recent news, the University of Wyoming is considering the elimination of 16 programs, one of which is the art education program as it currently
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creative-writing-fellowship-2016

Announcing the 2017 Creative Writing Fellowship Recipients

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s creative writing fellowships. They each will receive a $3,000 award plus a travel stipend to read their work at one of Wyoming’s statewide literary conferences. Categories in 2017 include Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Fiction, for a total of three fellowships. And the winners are:
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National Arts in Education Week, Teacher Profile: Jennifer Emery

I have taken a number of professional artists into Jennifer’s classes for residencies. She is always open to such activities, planning well in advance to ensure her students are able to take full advantage of such opportunities. In the classroom I see her encourage her students and bring out the best in them. On one such
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Registration Open for Wyoming Poetry Out Loud

The Wyoming Arts Council invites interested 9th-12th grade teachers and students to take part in Poetry Out Loud (POL), the national recitation and memorization contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Designed specifically for students in grades 9-12 attending public, private or home schools, the POL program is a
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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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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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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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