Wyoming Arts Council

Announcing the 2019 Blanchan and Doubleday Writing Award Winners

Liberty Lausterer of Laramie and Lyndi Waters of Kaycee are the recipients of the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2019 Blanchan and Doubleday writing awards. Lausterer won the Neltje Blanchan Memorial Writing Award for her entry, “Liberty: A Spiritual Memoir,” and Waters received the Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Award for her entry, “In the Key of
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2019 Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing & Journalism Fellowship Winner Announced

Melodie Edwards of Laramie is the recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2019 Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing & Journalism Fellowship for her entry, “Predators as Eco-Engineers.” Honorable mentions were given to Betsy Bernfeld of Wilson and Jeffrey Lockwood of Laramie. The Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing & Journalism Fellowship is made possible
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Wyoming Arts Council Fellowships now open

The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for fellowships in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Creative Writing. Fellowships are open to Wyoming residents and are merit-based awards. Applications are juried by noted artists and professionals in the field and who are from outside the state. The deadline to apply to the fellowships is June
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Call-in numbers announced for Wyoming Arts Council Community Support Grant Panel Meetings

The panel review meetings for Wyoming Arts Council Community Support Grant applications will be held May 13-14. Applicants and the general public are invited to call in and listen to the panel review and discussion. Review of applications requesting operating and project support will begin at 9:00 a.m. on May 13. The public is invited
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Performance Opportunity for Wyoming Musicians

The Wyoming Arts Council and the Levitt Pavilion Denver are seeking musicians for performance opportunities at the Levitt Pavilion summer concert series, opening for national touring acts. This is a statewide call open to independent musicians of all genres. Four to six acts will be selected by the talent buyer at Levitt Pavilion Denver and
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Funding still available for FY 2019 Arts Council Grants

Wyoming 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, government agencies and individual artists can still apply to the Wyoming Arts Council for two grant categories that have funds available for projects taking place by June 30, 2019.  The Professional Development/Career Advancement Grant is designed to help grow the capacity of organizations and individuals that work in and support the arts. Examples
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Deadline Approaching for the Wyoming Arts Council Community Support Grant

The deadline to apply for Community Support Grant (CSG) through the Wyoming Arts Council is April 1. This 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, 2019, and June 30, 2020. An
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Piatigorsky Foundation Announces Wyoming Spring Tour

For the 16th consecutive year, the Muriel & Seymour Thickman Family Charitable Trust in Sheridan is funding The Piatigorsky Foundation tour of Wyoming. The spring 2019 tour will include public concerts and school outreach programs. The community concerts are free and open to the public. The Wyoming Arts Council serves as facilitator with each of the communities in the
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Hot Tamale Louie Tour

A series of performances of “Hot Tamale Louie: The Story of Zarif Khan, a tale told through Jazz,” will be presented throughout Wyoming April 10-13. Developed by Professor John Rapson of the University of Iowa School of Music’s Jazz Studies Program, “Hot Tamale Louie” is a powerful multimedia performance piece about an early 20th-century immigrant
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Poetry Out Loud State Finals to be held March 4 at Laramie County Community College

The Wyoming Arts Council hosts the Poetry Out Loud State Finals Competition on Mon., March 4 at 7 p.m. at the College Community Center Playhouse at Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive in Cheyenne. Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Tues., March 5 at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of the
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