Wyoming Arts Council

Sundance Student Lauren Haiar Wins National Poetry Ourselves Contest

Each year, the winners of the Poetry Out Loud state competitions descend on Washington D.C. where they compete for the top spot in the national poetry recitation contest, as well as the Poetry Ourselves original student-written poetry competition. This year, Wyoming’s State Champion Lauren Haiar of Sundance Secondary School won the latter contest. After claiming
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FUNDING STILL AVAILABLE FOR FY 2018 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, 2018. 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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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. T̶h̶e̶ ̶d̶e̶a̶d̶l̶i̶n̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶a̶p̶p̶l̶y̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶e̶l̶l̶o̶w̶s̶h̶i̶p̶s̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶J̶u̶n̶e̶ ̶4̶.̶ 
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Call-In Numbers Announced for Community Support Grant Panel Meetings

The Wyoming Arts Council Community Support Grant applications will be panel reviewed on May 17 and 18. Applications requesting operating/project support will be reviewed in Casper, WY. The public is invited to call in and listen to the panel discussion of each application received. The panel will convene at 9:30 a.m. on May 17, and
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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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