Wyoming Arts Council

Announcing the 2018 Blanchan/Doubleday Writing Award Winners

Maria Lisa Eastman of Hyattville and Renée Carrier of Hulett are the recipients of the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2018 Blanchan and Doubleday writing awards. Eastman won the Neltje Blanchan Memorial Writing Award for her entry, “Regarding the Others,” and Carrier received the Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Award for her entry, “The Riven Country of
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Announcing the Winners of Wyoming’s 2018 Poetry Out Loud State Competition

Wyoming’s 13th Annual Poetry Out Loud State Competition took place Monday night in Cheyenne. High school students from across the state competed for a $200 prize, a $500 stipend for their school to purchase poetry books, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete at the National Finals. Lauren Haiar became Wyoming’s 2018 State
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Governor Mead Presents 2017 Arts Awards and Delivers State of the Arts Address

Governor Matt Mead delivered his annual State of the Arts address Friday, Feb. 9th at the 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards in Cheyenne and presented four awards for 2017. The Governor talked about the importance of the arts to Wyoming, noting they areimportant to quality of life, community well-being, and business recruitment, development, and diversification –
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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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