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Wyoming Arts Council Announces 2021 Poetry Out Loud Champion

Ray Jones, a junior at Natrona County High School, is the 2021 Wyoming Poetry Out Loud state champion, the Wyoming Arts Council has announced. Jones won the title after competing and winning at the classroom and schoolwide levels. The 16th annual Poetry Out Loud statewide competition was held virtually. Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jillian Balow,
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Deadline Approaching for Wyoming Arts Council Blanchan and Doubleday Writing Awards

The deadline is approaching for the Wyoming Arts Council’s Blanchan and Doubleday Memorial Writing Awards. The application deadline is March 11, 2021. Applications are accepted online via Submittable.  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 Doubleday Award of
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Deadline Approaching for the Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing and Journalism Fellowship

The deadline is approaching for The Wyoming Arts Council’s 2021 Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing and Journalism Fellowship. The application deadline is March 11, 2021. Applications are accepted online via Submittable at https://wyomingartscouncil.submittable.com/submit.  This annual prestigious fellowship of $3,500 is a national call open to creative writers (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) and journalists (writer, photojournalist,
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Wyoming Arts Council Announces 2021 Poetry Out Loud Champion

Ray Jones, a junior at Natrona County High School, is the 2021 Wyoming Poetry Out Loud state champion, the Wyoming Arts Council has announced. Jones won the title after competing and winning at the classroom and schoolwide levels. The 16th annual Poetry Out Loud statewide competition was held virtually. Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jillian Balow,
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Deadline Approaching for Wyoming Arts Council Blanchan and Doubleday Writing Awards

The deadline is approaching for the Wyoming Arts Council’s Blanchan and Doubleday Memorial Writing Awards. The application deadline is March 11, 2021. Applications are accepted online via Submittable.  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 Doubleday Award of
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Deadline Approaching for the Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing and Journalism Fellowship

The deadline is approaching for The Wyoming Arts Council’s 2021 Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing and Journalism Fellowship. The application deadline is March 11, 2021. Applications are accepted online via Submittable at https://wyomingartscouncil.submittable.com/submit.  This annual prestigious fellowship of $3,500 is a national call open to creative writers (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) and journalists (writer, photojournalist,
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Wyoming Arts Council Now Accepting Applications for Folk & Traditional Arts Mentoring Project Grants

The Wyoming Arts Council welcomes new applications for Fiscal Year 2022 Folk & Traditional Arts Mentoring Project Grants. The deadline to apply is May 1. The application is available online or contact the Arts Council to be sent a paper copy. Folk Art Mentoring Project Grants are designed to assist masters of folk and traditional
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Wyoming Arts Council Announces March as Youth Art Month

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce March as Youth Art Month, a national observance each year emphasizing the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. The national theme for this year’s 2021 Youth Art Month is, “Art Connects Us.” Youth Art Month recognizes the
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Musicians may now submit to the 2021 WYOmericana Caravan Tour

In continued collaboration with the Wyoming Arts Council, the WYOmericana Caravan Tour announces its 7th anniversary tour. Wyoming-based musicians may now submit to be a part of the 2021 tour. The deadline to apply online is March 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. MST. The tour will encompass roughly 4-8 shows through the Rocky Mountain Region
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Wyoming Arts Council board to meet via teleconference Feb. 26

The Wyoming Arts Council board will hold its next quarterly meeting, Fri., Feb. 26 via teleconference. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the board will convene to hear reports and get updates on current Arts Council initiatives. An executive session may be called if necessary. The board invites individuals to join any part of the meeting to
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Arts in Education Training

The Wyoming Arts Council in partnership with the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education (IAAE) will offer two, free online workshops throughout the month of March to provide tools on how to inform decision makers about the importance of arts education in their communities. Educators, parents, and community members are invited to participate. “Effective Ways To
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Wyoming Arts Council and Lifetime Arts to hold Informational Webinar for Creative Aging Training

Staff from the Wyoming Arts Council and Lifetime Arts will be providing an informational webinar on Wed., Feb. 3 from 1-2 p.m. for artists who are interested in applying for the upcoming virtual training on best practices in Creative Aging.  The Arts Council is currently accepting applications through Feb. 10 from Wyoming based artists to
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2020 Governor’s Arts Award Recipients Announced

Governor Mark Gordon has announced the recipients of the 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards. The recipients are: Dr. Valerie Innella Maiers, Arts Educator & Scholar from Casper; John and Nancy Schiffer, Arts Patrons from Kaycee; Margaret Wilson, Dancer & Arts Educator from Laramie; and Sue Simpson Gallagher, Curator & Arts Advocate from Cody. Due to COVID-19,
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