Wyoming Arts Council

WAC Artist Roster

 ABOUT THE ROSTER

The Roster features many of Wyoming’s talented literary, visual, and performing artists.  Organizations who hire a roster artist are eligible to apply for a WAC Artists Across Wyoming grant.  Roster Artists may also be used in all of the other WAC other grant programs, but it is not a requirement.  Historically, a new group of artists joins returning artists each year to represent a wide variety of art forms, cultural and ethnic programs, and presentation styles. The roster gives a WAC “stamp of approval” to accomplished Wyoming artists, and serves as a resource for communities seeking talented artists for festivals, performances, workshops, and programs.


CHANGES TO THE FY 2017 ARTIST ROSTER! 

The Roster application and re-application process that normally takes place each October-December, has been suspended for FY 2017 (7/1/16-6/30/17).  The WAC staff is developing new ideas for how the Roster can better serve Wyoming communities and the state’s artists, and is in the process of restructuring how the Roster looks and functions. If you are currently listed as a Roster artist, you will remain on the Roster until the new design is available. Please check back for more information as we move forward!


The FY 2015 WAC ARTIST ROSTER brochure is available by clicking here.   Contact the WAC if you would like to receive a printed copy of this brochure by calling (307) 777-7742.


HOW DOES MY ORGANIZATION APPLY FOR A WAC GRANT TO HIRE A WAC ROSTER ARTIST FOR A PROJECT?         


CHOOSING A ROSTER ARTIST FOR YOUR ARTS EVENT/PROJECT

  • Browse through the Roster directory to find an artist that meets your needs.  Descriptive paragraphs provide information about each artist.
  • Contact the artist you are interested in to discuss the project.
  • Contact the WAC for additional information about the artist, or if you would like to contact their references.

AFTER YOU HAVE SELECTED THE ARTIST

  • Finalize all details of the project or residency with the artist well before the project start date (exact dates, daily schedule, housing, where the artist will work, number of participants, costs, materials, etc.) .
  • Negotiate the fee that the artist will charge for the project, and when the artist expects to receive payment.
  • Create a simple contract with the artist that outlines what you are hiring them to do.  Both of you should keep a signed copy of the contract for your records.
  • Complete the Artists Across Wyoming grant application.
  • If your organization is awarded a grant, the award will be paid directly to the organization after the signed Subgrantee Award Agreement is mailed back to the WAC.  Your organization is responsible for paying all of the expenses associated with the project, including paying the roster artist.  The WAC cannot guarantee receipt of grant funds by the project start date, so organizations should ensure they have enough funding on hand to pay project expenses, including the artist fee, until they receive the grant funds.
  • Contact the artist a week before the project start date to make sure they don’t have any last minute questions or needs.
  • Decide what method of evaluation you will be using to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the project.  After the project is completed, plan to convene the organizers to discuss how the project went and ways to improve it.
  • Assist the artist with any set up arrangements the day of the project.

AFTER THE PROJECT IS COMPLETED

  • Contact the artist to see how they felt the project went.
  • Pay all of the expenses associated with the project.
  • If your organization received a WAC grant for this project, then you must complete a final report within 60 days after the project end date to let the WAC know how the project went.

Still Have Questions? 

Contact the WAC at (307) 777-7742.


Contact: Clifton, Rachel