Wyoming Arts Council

The Arts Council & the Cultural Trust Fund

The Wyoming Arts Council enjoys a close relationship with the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund. We’re both granting organizations, we go to the same staff meetings here at State Parks & Cultural Resources, and at the moment, we’re both working to sort through this year’s crop of Cultural Trust Fund Grant applications. These come in twice a
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Deadline Approaches for Wyoming Arts Council Mentoring Project Grants

The Wyoming Arts Council introduced the Folk & Traditional Arts Mentoring Program in 2005 as part of its ongoing effort to increase support and recognition of Wyoming’s rich cultural arts and traditions. The grants are designed to support the transmission of Wyoming’s finest Traditional and Folk skills through the natural process of in-person, hands-on instruction. A master
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Last Week to Apply for Wyoming Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowship

Wyoming writers are reminded the deadline for Wyoming Arts Council 2017 Creative Writing fellowships applications is August 22. The format of the 2017 fellowships is new: one fellowship will be awarded in each category of Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Fiction, for a total of three fellowships. Applications are accepted online via Submittable at wyomingartscouncil. submittable.com/submit. The
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Now Accepting Applications: 2017 Creative Writing Fellowships

The annual Creative Writing fellowships are awards of merit, based on a writer’s body of work, and honoring Wyoming’s literary artists whose work reflects serious and exceptional writing. The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2017 Creative Writing fellowships. The deadline for applications is midnight, August 22. The format of the 2017 fellowships
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2016 Wyoming Arts Council Mentoring Projects now under way

The Wyoming Arts Council announces the 2016 Folk and Traditional Art Mentoring Project Grants.  Projects were selected to support the transmission of Wyoming’s finest traditional and folk art skills through the natural process of in-person, hands-on instruction. The projects run January through October 2016. The 2016 mentoring grants go to: Ceremonial/Prayer (sweat lodge) Songs of the Arapaho
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Apply by March 21 for WAC Visual Arts Fellowships

The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2017 Visual Arts Fellowships. Open to Wyoming residents, the visual arts fellowships are merit-based awards selected on the artist’s portfolio and honoring work that reflects serious and exceptional investigation. Artists working in any media may apply. The deadline to apply is March 21, 2016, and
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WAC announces changes to FY 2017 grants

The Wyoming Arts Council will be switching to a new e-granting system for all Fiscal Year 2017 grant applications for projects that will take place between 7/1/16-6/30/17. The GO:GrantsOnline system is managed by the Western States Art Federation (WESTAF) and it will launch on 2/1/16. Here is a brief overview of Grant Program changes for
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WAC board holds next quarterly meeting Nov. 12-13 in Thermopolis

The Wyoming Arts Council will hold its next quarterly board meeting in Thermopolis on Nov. 12-13. It will be held in the Government Annex Building’s County Commission Meeting Room, 117 N. 4th St. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, the board will convene to adjudicate Governor’s Arts Awards nominations, hear reports, plan for
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Pop-Up Art Walk set for Sept. 18-19 in Laramie

“Confluences” is the theme of 29th annual Casper College Literary Conference

DOWNLOAD CONFERENCE BROCHURE HERE California poet Rebecca Foust served as the Arts Council’s 2016 poetry fellowship judge. She will read from her work on Sept. 26 at the literary conference along with fellowship winners Carol Deering, Kathleen Smith and Constance Brewer. The 29th Annual Casper College and ARTCORE Literary Conference “Confluences” will be held Thursday-Saturday,
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