Arts Council

WAC Programs

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Arts for Underserved Populations

The goal of the Arts for Underserved Populations Program is to provide resources for communities and diverse populations to ensure that these regions and groups have the same access to arts programming as those in larger urban areas, and advocates for and provides full access to the arts through individualized assistance to grantees, staff and board members in their efforts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) requirements.
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Community Development and the Arts

The WAC Community Development and the Arts Program serves communities by creating social and economic development opportunities through the arts that benefit Wyoming residents.
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Eastern Shoshone beaded horse regalia. (WFC 2006.11.089)

Folk and Traditional Arts

The goal of the Folk and Traditional Arts Program is to identify, document, preserve, and honor folk arts and traditions throughout Wyoming. Its primary purpose is to support the exemplary artistic traditions and significant practices of Wyoming’s citizens.
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Carrie Noel Richer, Jackson, 2010 performing arts fellowship winner

Performing Arts

The goal of the WAC Performing Arts Program is to provide a variety of opportunities for performing artists.
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Literature

The goal of the WAC Literature Program is to provide a variety of opportunities for writers.
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Florence McEwin, Green River, “Write A Story About Me,” 2011, intaglio solar etch, chine colle, 16.5” x 19.5.”  Florence won a 2009 visual arts fellowship.

Visual Arts

The goal of the WAC Visual Arts Program is to provide a variety of opportunities for visual artists.
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Biennial Fellowship Exhibition

The Biennial Fellowship Exhibition offers Wyoming residents the opportunity to view outstanding artwork created by Wyoming artists which they may otherwise not have the opportunity to view.
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Artist Image Registry

The Artist Image Registry (AIR) is an information center featuring images by professional artists living in Wyoming.
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Arts Education

The goal of the Arts Education Program is to provide leadership in developing arts education programs, grants and technical assistance to schools and organizations wishing to begin or strengthen arts education in their communities.
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Gov Arts Awards

Governor’s Arts Awards

For event information, please go to the GAA Events Page. What is the Governor’s Arts Awards? Established in 1982, the Governor’s Arts Awards recognize artists, arts organizations and patrons who have displayed excellence in the arts and outstanding service to the arts in Wyoming. These awards were first made possible by an endowment from the
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Artist Roster

Congratulations to the following new and returning Roster Artists who were recently approved for the Fiscal Year 2015 WAC Artist Roster by the WAC Board at its 2/27/14 meeting: *Caryn Flanagan – performing artist *Ben Markley – performing artist #Miss V The Gypsy Cowbelle – performing artist #Robert Martinez – visual artist *Shelby Shadwell – visual artist
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