Wyoming Arts Council

WAC Programs


Wyoming Independent Music Initiative

The Wyoming Independent Music Initiative (WIMI) is a pilot of the Wyoming Arts Council and was launched in early spring 2016 to strengthen the independent music scene in Wyoming. A variety of programs are being developed under the initiative to strengthen musicians and their art form, to encourage and support venues to host live music, and to develop and nurture community relations…
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Mehndi henna decorating at a UW event.

Arts for Underserved Populations

The WAC provides grants and builds programs that make Wyoming a state where underserved communities and diverse populations have equal access to arts programming.
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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 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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Literary Arts

The goal of the WAC Literature Program is to provide a variety of opportunities for writers.
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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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Cheyenne Little Theatre Youth Summer Stock 2012

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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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.
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