35th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards Open for Nominations Each year the Governor’s Arts Awards recognize artists, arts organizations and patrons who display excellence in the arts and outstanding service to the arts in Wyoming. Now in its 35th year, the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards is now open for nominations. Nomination Information Any Wyoming
Lucy Martinez (pictured (right) with state auditor Cynthia Cloud), a student at Summit High School in Jackson, will be competing at the National Poetry Out Loud Competition, May 3-4 in Washington, DC. Martinez competed and won at the state level competition, held in Cheyenne in March. Eight students from high schools around Wyoming participated in the
According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2014, there were 11,451 jobs devoted to our state’s creative sector, which is 30% above the national average and second only to New York.
The Arts contributed $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy in 2015, 4.2 percent of GDP and counted 4.9 million workers, who earned $372 billion in total compensation.
The Wyoming Arts Council believes that experiencing the arts should be accessible for all, including people with mental and/or physical disabilities, older adults, military/veterans, people living in institutions and those who lack access to the arts due to geographic isolation, cultural difference and economic hardship.