Wyoming Arts Council

Poetry Out Loud State Finals to be held March 5 at Cheyenne Civic Center

The Wyoming Arts Council will host the Poetry Out Loud State Finals Competition on Monday, March 5th at 7 p.m. at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W 20th Street. Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue. The public
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Apply now for Wyoming Arts Council Blanchan/Doubleday Writing Awards

The Wyoming Arts Council is accepting applications for the 2018 Blanchan and Doubleday Memorial Writing Awards. Applications are accepted online via Submittable at wyomingartscouncil.submittable.com/submit. The application deadline is March 9. The Neltje Blanchan Memorial Writing Award and the Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Award are made possible through the generosity of a private donor. The
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Apply now for the Wyoming Arts Council Community Support Grant

The Community Support Grant (CSG) is a competitive grant program for project and/or operational support for organizations that provide services to their community through the arts. Applications are open for programs and services held between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Final application deadline is April 1. Organizations that did not receive a Community Support Grant
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Wyoming Arts Council Board to meet in Cheyenne, Feb. 8-9

The Wyoming Arts Council board will hold a quarterly meeting Thursday and Friday, February 8-9at The Second Floor at The Paramount in Cheyenne. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday 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. The meeting continues from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on
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The Dutch Hop Project

If you’re active in Wyoming’s folk arts scene, you might recall that we’ve been working on a Dutch Hop Polka Project since 2006. Now in its 12th year, the project is still going strong. Dutch Hop is a social dance that is part of the Volga German descendants who live in Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado.  Somewhat
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RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN FOR GOVERNOR’S ARTS AWARDS

The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting reservations for the 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards dinner and awards ceremony at Little American Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Feb. 9. Reservations for the event are $65 per person and can be obtained by visiting governorsartsawards17.eventbrite.com or calling the Wyoming Arts Council at 307-777-7742. The premier sponsor of
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Artist Selected for Northwest College Art in Public Buildings Project

Northwest College recently opened the new Yellowstone Building with the goal of strengthening relationships between the college and the community. The building houses state of the art facilities for Criminal Justice, Nursing, Social Sciences and Communications, as well as a conference area and other public spaces. The building qualified for Wyoming’s Art in Public Buildings
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2017 Governor’s Arts Awards Winners Announced

Governor Matt Mead has announced the recipients of the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards. Recipients will be honored at a dinner and awards ceremony on Feb. 9 in Cheyenne. The recipients are: Susan Moldenhauer, individual artist/community arts builder/retired director of the UW Art Museum from Laramie; ART 321/Casper Artists Guild, a nonprofit organization offering art exhibitions
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Mentoring Project Grants Awarded

The Wyoming Arts Council has awarded four new Mentoring Project Grants for 2018. Established in 2005 as part of the Arts Council’s ongoing effort to increase support and recognition of Wyoming’s rich cultural arts and traditions, these grants are designed to support the transmission of traditional and folk art skills through the natural process of
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Wyoming Arts Summit to Feature Community Events and Concerts

Designed as a professional development conference and networking opportunity for arts advocates, administrators, educators, and artists, the Wyoming Arts Summit will also host a number of free concerts and events that are open to the general public, November 2-3. The festivities begin with the Wyoming Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary Concert. The show features the Wind River Dancers;
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