The Arts Council’s bi-annual summit is an opportunity for individuals to come together, learn from one another, and empower the state’s creative sector. The summit offers professional development sessions for artists and arts advocates, administrators, and educators, and will highlight many of Wyoming’s talented visual, performing, and literary artists.
Mary Anne Carter, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Pam Breaux, president and CEO of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) and Roxanne Anderson, 2018 Bush Fellow and City of Minneapolis City Making Artist will be keynote speakers. A variety of interdisciplinary and discipline-specific workshops, sessions, and presentations will be offered. Educators will be able to earn up to 1 PTSB credit. In addition to formal sessions, the summit will also feature music showcases, receptions, and networking opportunities.
We are happy to provide complimentary childcare services at this years Arts Summit. Our provider will be onsite in the Yellowstone Room of Little America Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. & Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. There will be multiple age-appropriate creative activities for kids throughout the day. All of the providers staff have CDAs and are first aide and CPR certified with 25 hours of annual continuing education. This is part of the Wyoming Arts Council’s effort to increase access to arts resources and professional development opportunities for all artists and organizations!
The Wyoming Arts Council will hold affinity group sessions at the Arts Summit over dinner on Friday, Nov. 8 from 6:30-7:30 pm. The Arts Council aims to provide an opportunity for sharing and exploring experiences within safe and supportive spaces defined by membership in a specific racial, ethnic, LGBTQ, and/or differently-able identity group. Each session will be led by community leaders and session presenters who identify with each group. Affinity group participants celebrate identities, share successes, challenges, network and engage freely. Sign up now, during registration, or contact the Arts Council for more information.
As part of our effort to address barriers to access, we are collaborating with self-advocates, the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, and the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities to identify meaningful accommodations for this event. If you require accommodations due to a disability or other health concern please contact the Wyoming Arts Council at 307-777-7742.
Images courtesy of: National Endowment for the Arts & Roxanne Anderson, courtesy of Anna Min.