Wyoming Arts Council

2017 Performing Arts Fellowship Awards Announced

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2017 Performing Arts Fellowship recipients. Two fellowships were awarded in the category of Music and two were awarded in the category of Theatre & Dance. The Performing Arts Fellowships are awarded to Wyoming artists based on merit and artistic excellence. Two honorable mentions in Music were
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New Call-In Numbers for Community Support Grant Panel Meetings

The Wyoming Arts Council Community Support Grant applications will be panel reviewed on May 18th and 19th. Applications requesting operating/project support will be reviewed in Lander. The public is invited to call in and listen to the panel discussion of each application received. The panel will convene at 9:30 a.m. on May 18th, and 9 a.m. until finished on May
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Announcing Two New Public Art Calls

The Wyoming Arts Council announces two calls for entry for public art are now open. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is building a new Regional Office and Wildlife Forensic and Fish Health Lab in Laramie. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open only to Wyoming artists with a deadline of May 31, 2017. Northwest
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ANNOUNCING TWO NEW GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018

Applications for two new Wyoming Arts Council grants, Professional Development/ Career Advancement and Rural Arts Access will be available to all Wyoming 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, government agencies, churches or tribal governments, and  individual artists, beginning May 1. Professional Development/Career Advancement Grants (PD) are available to organizations and individual artists, and is designed to help grow
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Piatigorsky Foundation Announces Wyoming Spring Tour

For the 14th consecutive year, the Muriel & Seymour Thickman Family Charitable Trust in Sheridan is funding The Piatigorsky Foundation’s tour of Wyoming. The spring 2017 tour will include public concerts and school outreach programs. The community concerts are free and open to the public. The Wyoming Arts Council serves as facilitator with each of the communities in
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Deadline Approaching for Wyoming Performing Arts Fellowships

The application period closes May 8th for the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2017 Performing Arts Fellowships. Applications are accepted online via Submittable at wyomingartscouncil.submittable.com/submit. The annual Performing Arts Fellowships are awards of merit, based on an applicant’s body of work, and honoring Wyoming’s performing artists whose work reflects serious and exceptional talent. The format of the
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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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