Wyoming Arts Council

Coronavirus update from the Wyoming Arts Council

As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the U.S. and is now confirmed in the state, the Wyoming Arts Council recognizes that this health concern presents special challenges for the arts sector, especially those hosting mass gatherings, such as performances, festivals, and receptions. We would like to take this opportunity to direct our colleagues and grantees to
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Resources and information for arts and culture organizations dealing with the impacts of COVID-19

The Wyoming Arts Council is sensitive to the inherent economic challenges that are rising in relation to the current CDC recommendations for social distancing. In response to this ever evolving situation, The Wyoming Arts Council announces a $500 grant for individual artists based in Wyoming who have lost income due to COVID-19.  Applications are now
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Wyoming Showcase at Treefort Music Fest Postponed

This morning at 10 a.m. MST, Treefort Music Fest announced that the upcoming festival will be postponed. The ninth annual Treefort Music Fest will now take place Sept. 23-27, 2020 in downtown Boise.  Festival organizers have been monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have been in constant contact with the City of Boise and Central District Health
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Wyoming Arts Council announces Abbi Wingfield as the 2020 Poetry Out Loud state champion

Abbi Wingfield from Thunder Basin High School in Gillette, Wyo., won the title of 2020 Poetry Out Loud Wyoming State Champion. More than 620 students participated in Poetry Out Loud across the state, with 14 high school champions advancing to the state finals, held in Cheyenne, Wyo. on March 2, 2020. The first runner-up was
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Wyoming Arts Council Accepting Applications for Folk & Traditional Arts Mentoring Project Grants

The Wyoming Arts Council welcomes new applications for Fiscal Year 2021 Folk & Traditional Arts Mentoring Project Grants. The deadline is May 1. Mentoring Project Grants are designed to support the transmission of Wyoming’s finest folk and traditional arts and skills through the natural process of in-person, hands-on instruction. A master artist selects a worthy
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Deadline Approaching for the 2020 Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing and Journalism Fellowship

The deadline is approaching for The Wyoming Arts Council’s 2020 Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing and Journalism Fellowship. The application deadline is March 11, 2020. Applications are accepted online via Submittable.  Now in its second year, this annual prestigious fellowship of $3,500 is a national call open to creative writers (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) and
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Deadline Approaching for Wyoming Arts Council Blanchan and Doubleday Writing Awards

The deadline is approaching for the Wyoming Arts Council’s Blanchan and Doubleday Memorial Writing Awards. The application deadline is March 11. Applications are accepted online via Submittable at https://wyomingartscouncil.submittable.com/submit. 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 Doubleday Award of $1,000 is
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Youth Art Month Proclamation Signing to be held March 3 at Wyoming State Capitol

A proclamation recognizing March 2020 as Youth Art Month will be signed by Gov. Mark Gordon on March 3 at 11 a.m. in the Capitol Extension Conference Center Room W053/W054, the Wyoming Arts Council announced. This event is free and open to the public. Youth Art Month is proclaimed in celebration of the creativity of our
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Poetry Out Loud State Finals to be held March 2 at Cheyenne Civic Center

The Wyoming Arts Council will host the Poetry Out Loud State Finals Competition on Mon., March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W. 20 St. in Cheyenne.  Awards will be presented by Governor Gordon at a ceremony on Tues., March 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Wyoming’s State Capitol in the Capitol
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Wyoming Showcase at Treefort Music Fest

The Wyoming Arts Council and Treefort Music Fest have partnered to bring an official Wyoming Showcase featuring six Wyoming acts to Boise, Idaho this March. The six showcasing acts include: The Two Tracks (Sheridan), 10 Cent Stranger (Laramie), Speed the Pilgrim (Casper), Low Water String Band (Lander), Aaron Davis & The Mystery Machine (Jackson/Hoback), and
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