Wyoming Arts Council

A Letter from the Wyoming Arts Council Regarding the Future of Federal Funding for the Arts

On March 16, 2017, the White House released a budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2018. This proposal calls for reductions to a range of government programs, including the elimination of federal support for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is important to remember that the legislative branch
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Wyoming Arts Council Spearheads “Arts Education Working Group”

Formally launched in August 2014 at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Legislative Summit, Americans for the Arts’ State Policy Pilot Program, also known as SP3, includes ten state teams seeking to strengthen arts education by advancing state policy. Wyoming is one of those states. The latest phase of development for Wyoming was a first-of-its-kind
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Poetry Out Loud State Finals held March 6 at LCCC

The Wyoming Arts Council hosts the Poetry Out Loud State Finals Competition on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Laramie Community College Playhouse in the College Community Center, 1400 E. College Drive. Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue. The
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2016 Governor’s Arts Awards winners announced

Governor Matt Mead has announced the recipients of the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards. Recipients will be honored at a dinner and awards ceremony on February 3, in Cheyenne. The recipients are: Adam Duncan Harris, Ph.D., author/art historian/curator from Jackson;  Marianne Vinich, art teacher/visual artist from Lander; Tim Sandlin, arts advocate/writer from Jackson; and a posthumous award to Forrest E.
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Wyoming’s Health & Wellness through the Arts Census

The Wyoming Arts Council is taking a census of arts programming related to Health & Wellness. If you are based in Wyoming, and if you are in the Healthcare, Aging, Military or Disabilities sectors, please take a moment to participate. The census will take 10-15 minutes to complete and will close December 31, 2016. CLICK HERE
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The Every Student Succeeds Act & the Arts

What is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)? The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, reauthorizing the 50-year old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to create a long-term, stable federal policy that gives states additional flexibility and encourages innovation, while at the same time holding us
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Wyoming Arts Council Board to meet in Torrington

The Wyoming Arts Council Board will hold its next quarterly meeting Thursday, November 10 – Friday, November 11 at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Room T274. Beginning at 1:30 p.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
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The Arts Council & the Cultural Trust Fund

The Wyoming Arts Council enjoys a close relationship with the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund. We’re both granting organizations, we go to the same staff meetings here at State Parks & Cultural Resources, and at the moment, we’re both working to sort through this year’s crop of Cultural Trust Fund Grant applications. These come in twice a
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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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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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