Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Arts Council Board to meet at Camp Douglas

The Wyoming Arts Council board will hold its next quarterly meeting Thursday, August 18 at Camp Douglas Officers’ Club a World War II era State Historic Site. Beginning at 9 a.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 necessary.
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35th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards Open for Nominations

Each year the Governor’s Arts Awards recognize artists, arts organizations and patrons who display excellence in the arts and outstanding service to the arts in Wyoming. Now in its 35th year, the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards is now open for nominations. Any Wyoming citizen, organization, business or community may be a Governor’s Art
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Now Accepting Applications: 2017 Creative Writing Fellowships

The annual Creative Writing fellowships are awards of merit, based on a writer’s body of work, and honoring Wyoming’s literary artists whose work reflects serious and exceptional writing. The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2017 Creative Writing fellowships. The deadline for applications is midnight, August 22. The format of the 2017 fellowships
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Announcement and Reception for Wyoming’s Next Poet Laureate

Governor Matt Mead will announce Wyoming’s next Poet Laureate and sign the Executive Order on Monday, July 11 at 2 pm in the Barrett Building in Cheyenne. This will be the 8th Poet Laureate. Wyoming’s current Poet Laureate, A. Rose Hill of Sheridan has been in the position for the past year. The Poet Laureate
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Introducing the New WAC Staff

Tara Pappas is the Arts Education Specialist with the Wyoming Arts Council. Prior to joining the Arts Council staff, Tara worked as a K-6 elementary arts educator in Albany County School District and a K-8 arts educator for the Fremont County School District in Colorado, having over 10 years of experience in the field of
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WIMI: Showcase and Beyond

With attendance coming in well over the 400 mark, the Wyoming Independent Music Initiative (WIMI) Showcase exceeded all expectations. The Double Dub’s food truck sold out of 300 lbs worth of wings. The venue sold out of beer. With music ranging from Americana to punk to “psychedelic desert rock,” the crowd kept cycling throughout the night as
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Wyoming Independent Music Initiative Showcase in Laramie

Join us for a night to celebrate and showcase Laramie and Wyoming’s independent musicians. Nine Laramie bands are scheduled to perform Saturday, June 25 at the Gryphon Theater, Laramie, Wyoming. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. show starts at 6:30 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public. Featuring Wynona, Libby Creek Original,
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Days of Dialogue Feb. 1-6 at UW

Martin Luther King, Jr. Days of Dialogue February 1-6, 2016, at the University of Wyoming Welcome to the 15th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Days of Dialogue at the University of Wyoming! Through this annual week of programming, UW celebrates the continuing impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and ideals. The Martin Luther
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Give/Take exhibit at the Goodstein Gallery Jan. 19-Feb. 18

From the Casper Star-Tribune: The Goodstein Art Gallery at Casper College will host the exhibition “Give/Take” beginning Jan. 19 through Feb. 18. A closing reception and artists’ talk will also take place at noon Feb. 18. “Give/Take” is funded in part by the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and both the exhibit and artists’ talk are
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2016 Wyoming Arts Council Mentoring Projects now under way

The Wyoming Arts Council announces the 2016 Folk and Traditional Art Mentoring Project Grants.  Projects were selected to support the transmission of Wyoming’s finest traditional and folk art skills through the natural process of in-person, hands-on instruction. The projects run January through October 2016. The 2016 mentoring grants go to: Ceremonial/Prayer (sweat lodge) Songs of the Arapaho
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