There are many opportunities to participate in arts education in Wyoming!
The Wyoming Arts Council has for many years had a strong commitment to arts education in Wyoming. The program provides leadership in developing arts education programs, grants and technical assistance to schools and organizations wishing to begin or strengthen arts education in their communities.
Schools may apply for funding to enrich and extend their arts education programming. Some examples of this include bringing in artists for residencies or performances, purchasing new equipment which will grow a program, or after school programming. WAC expects that school districts will provide basic arts education as is required by law, but does occasionally work with schools to get new programs off the ground or revive old programs. Please call to discuss specific situations. Schools generally apply through the Arts Projects (link to grant program information) program, but are also eligible for Arts Education (link to grant program information).
Organizations apply for funding to bring artists into schools, senior centers, arts centers, or to do special projects involving education such as summer camps, or to support classes. Organizations who have ongoing programming usually apply through Arts Education (link to grant program information).
There are several listservs available to arts teachers in the state. To subscribe to them, please determine which is correct for you and follow the instructions. All the listservs are used to let teachers know of opportunities for themselves and their students.
Information about state issues including standards and assessments are also sent over the listservs. All of them are discussion listservs and teachers are encouraged to use them to ask questions about anything relevant.
The listserv owners request that you provide your name, school and email address as these are restricted membership listservs.
For Wyoming music educators of all levels. The listserv distributes important information about All State Music and is used to request information and talk about issues of interest. To subscribe click here. This takes you to WMEA’s pages where you can learn more about them and music education in the state.
This listserv is for WY art teachers who teach grades 9-12. WSAE uses it to distribute information about the WY High School Art Symposium, the Fall Conference and other topics of interest. To subscribe click here.
This listserv is for WY art teachers who teach grades k-8. This listserv is intended to be a place for elementary art educators in the state of Wyoming to discuss relevant issues and provide support for each other. To subscribe click here.
This listserv is for drama coaches who work with students grades 9-12. You may be a teacher or not. The listserv is used by WEST to distribute information about All State Drama, Fall Conference and other topics. To subscribe click here.
Contact: Katie Christensen