Wyoming Arts Council

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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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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