Wyoming Arts Council

Call-In Numbers Announced for Community Support Grant Panel Meetings

The Wyoming Arts Council Community Support Grant applications will be panel reviewed on May 17 and 18. Applications requesting operating/project support will be reviewed in Casper, WY. The public is invited to call in and listen to the panel discussion of each application received. The panel will convene at 9:30 a.m. on May 17, and
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Poetry Out Loud State Finals to be held March 5 at Cheyenne Civic Center

The Wyoming Arts Council will host the Poetry Out Loud State Finals Competition on Monday, March 5th at 7 p.m. at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W 20th Street. Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue. The public
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Registration Open for Wyoming’s Poetry Out Loud

The Wyoming Arts Council invites interested 9th-12th grade teachers and students to take part in Poetry Out Loud (POL), the national recitation and memorization contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Designed specifically for students in grades 9-12 attending public, private or home schools, POL is a fun way
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Public Comment Open on Wyoming ESSA Draft Plan

Wyoming’s draft Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan is currently open for public comment. The draft plan is available on the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) website. “This plan builds off of the strengths in Wyoming’s education system and our ongoing commitment to excellence. The goals for our schools are based on our state’s
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Wyoming Arts Council Spearheads “Arts Education Working Group”

Formally launched in August 2014 at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Legislative Summit, Americans for the Arts’ State Policy Pilot Program, also known as SP3, includes ten state teams seeking to strengthen arts education by advancing state policy. Wyoming is one of those states. The latest phase of development for Wyoming was a first-of-its-kind
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The Every Student Succeeds Act & the Arts

What is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)? The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, reauthorizing the 50-year old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to create a long-term, stable federal policy that gives states additional flexibility and encourages innovation, while at the same time holding us
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National Arts in Education Week, Teacher Profile: Jennifer Emery

I have taken a number of professional artists into Jennifer’s classes for residencies. She is always open to such activities, planning well in advance to ensure her students are able to take full advantage of such opportunities. In the classroom I see her encourage her students and bring out the best in them. On one such
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Summer Solstice Celebration June 20 at UW Art Museum

University of Wyoming’s "Opera in a Gym" tours Wyoming schools May 7-11

The University of Wyoming’s Fine Arts Outreach, in conjunction with the UW Department of Music, is bringing the “Opera in a Gym” program to Wyoming school children the next two weeks. “Opera in a Gym,” created by Larry Hensel, UW Department of Music professor, provides a unique interactive and imaginative theatrical and musical experience for
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University of Wyoming's "Opera in a Gym" tours Wyoming schools May 7-11

The University of Wyoming’s Fine Arts Outreach, in conjunction with the UW Department of Music, is bringing the “Opera in a Gym” program to Wyoming school children the next two weeks. “Opera in a Gym,” created by Larry Hensel, UW Department of Music professor, provides a unique interactive and imaginative theatrical and musical experience for
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