Wyoming Arts Council

National Endowment for the Arts awards four grants to Wyoming organizations

This news comes from the National Endowment for the Arts:

From partnerships to develop a districtwide arts education plan in North Carolina to poetry from a combat engineer to a folk arts festival in rural Wyoming, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) continues to support the arts and creativity to improve lives and communities in the United States. In its first fiscal year 2015 announcement, the NEA will award $29.1 million in 1,116 grants in three categories: Art Works, Challenge America, and NEA Literature Fellowships in Creative Writing.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “Since coming to the NEA, I have met with many NEA grantees and have seen first-hand the positive impact they have on their communities. These new projects will continue to demonstrate the power the arts have to deepen value, build connections, and foster an atmosphere of creativity and innovation both at the community level and with individuals throughout the nation.”

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Here are the new grants to Wyoming organizations:

Buffalo Bill Memorial Association, Cody, $40,000

To support “Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley (1814-1872).” The exhibition will bring together for the first time 60 paintings representing every aspect of Stanley’s remarkable artistic career. Western genre painting, history paintings, images of Indian life, landscapes, scenes from exploration, and portraits will demonstrate the breadth and quality of Stanley’s oeuvre. After the presentation at the Buffalo Bill Center in Cody, the exhibition will travel to the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa and to the Tacoma Art Museum.

Young Musicians, Inc., Evanston, $10,000.

To support the expansion of the Music, Arts & Theatre Camp. In partnership with BlueSky Camp, a new traditional folk music component will be added to the multidisciplinary classes and workshop offerings taught by guest artists, culminating in a showcase.

University of Wyoming, Laramie, $10,000.

To support the Wyoming tour of a multimedia concert and associated outreach activities. Composed by Tyler Gilmore and featuring Wyoming landscape photography by Gary Isaacs, the piece will be performed with projected video, sound, and a chamber jazz ensemble.

Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation, Thermopolis, $10,000.

To support an outdoor folk and traditional arts festival. The festival will include workshops and demonstrations of traditional arts, such as spinning, weaving, quilting, woodwork, basketry, pottery, and other related art forms.

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