Wyoming Arts Council

WAC Programs

Wyoming Independent Music Initiative

The Wyoming Independent Music Initiative (WIMI) works to nurture Wyoming musicians and their talent. A variety of programs are being developed under the initiative to strengthen the independent music scene in Wyoming, to encourage and support venues to host live music, and to drive community development, social cohesion, and livability….
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Health & Wellness through the Arts

The Arts Council’s Health and Wellness through the Arts program connects artists, arts organizations and health service providers to deliver creative opportunities to constituents managing a decline in health, living with a temporary or permanent physical, emotional or cognitive disability, or wishing to improve daily life. Participation in the arts has a direct effect on
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Wyoming Poet Laureate

Meet Wyoming’s Poet Laureate, Gene Gagliano Governor Mark Gordon reappointed Buffalo poet Eugene M. Gagliano as Poet Laureate. Gene is a retired elementary school teacher from Buffalo and is the eighth Poet Laureate in state history. He was first appointed to the position through an Executive Order signed by Governor Matt Mead in 2016. “Gene
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Arts for Underserved Populations

The WAC provides grants and builds programs that make Wyoming a state where underserved communities and diverse populations have equal access to arts programming.
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Community Development and the Arts

The WAC Community Development and the Arts Program serves communities by creating social and economic development opportunities through the arts that benefit Wyoming residents.
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Folk and Traditional Arts

The goal of the Folk Arts Program is to identify, document, preserve, and honor folk arts and traditions throughout Wyoming. Its primary purpose is to support the exemplary artistic traditions and significant practices of Wyoming’s citizens.
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Biennial Fellowship Exhibition

The Biennial Fellowship Exhibition offers Wyoming residents the opportunity to view outstanding artwork created by Wyoming artists which they may otherwise not have the opportunity to view.
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Arts Education

The goal of the Arts Education Program is to provide leadership in developing arts education programs, grants and technical assistance to schools and organizations wishing to begin or strengthen arts education in their communities.
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Governor’s Arts Awards

Established in 1982, the Governor’s Arts Awards recognize artists, arts organizations and patrons who have displayed excellence in the arts and outstanding service to the arts in Wyoming.
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