Wyoming Arts Council

The Dutch Hop Project

If you’re active in Wyoming’s folk arts scene, you might recall that we’ve been working on a Dutch Hop Polka Project since 2006. Now in its 12th year, the project is still going strong. Dutch Hop is a social dance that is part of the Volga German descendants who live in Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado.  Somewhat
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RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN FOR GOVERNOR’S ARTS AWARDS

The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting reservations for the 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards dinner and awards ceremony at Little American Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Feb. 9. Reservations for the event are $65 per person and can be obtained by visiting governorsartsawards17.eventbrite.com or calling the Wyoming Arts Council at 307-777-7742. The premier sponsor of
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Mentoring Project Grants Awarded

The Wyoming Arts Council has awarded four new Mentoring Project Grants for 2018. Established in 2005 as part of the Arts Council’s ongoing effort to increase support and recognition of Wyoming’s rich cultural arts and traditions, these grants are designed to support the transmission of traditional and folk art skills through the natural process of
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Announcing the 2017 Visual Arts Fellowship Recipients

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Visual Arts Fellowships. The Visual Arts Fellowships are awarded to Wyoming artists based on the merit of their portfolio and whose work reflects serious and exceptional aesthetic investigation. The fellowships are open to Wyoming artists working in any visual medium. Recipients each
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Registration Open for the Wyoming Arts Summit

Registration is now open for the Wyoming Arts Summit. A celebration of the Wyoming Arts Council’s 50th anniversary, the summit is set to take place November 2-4, 2017 at the Lander Community and Convention Center in Lander, WY. This event is an opportunity for Wyomingites to come together, learn from one another, and empower the state’s
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Wyoming Arts Council Folk Masters Tent Added to Big Horn Basin Folk Festival

For more than a decade, the Wyoming Arts Council has provided grants to skilled folk and traditional artists to teach an apprentice specific skills through the Mentoring Project Grants program. The program is designed to help preserve the masters’ skills and to pass them on to the next generation. This summer, travelers on their way
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2017 Performing Arts Fellowship Awards Announced

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2017 Performing Arts Fellowship recipients. Two fellowships were awarded in the category of Music and two were awarded in the category of Theatre & Dance. The Performing Arts Fellowships are awarded to Wyoming artists based on merit and artistic excellence. Two honorable mentions in Music were
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New Call-In Numbers for Community Support Grant Panel Meetings

The Wyoming Arts Council Community Support Grant applications will be panel reviewed on May 18th and 19th. Applications requesting operating/project support will be reviewed in Lander. 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 18th, and 9 a.m. until finished on May
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Announcing Two New Public Art Calls

The Wyoming Arts Council announces two calls for entry for public art are now open. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is building a new Regional Office and Wildlife Forensic and Fish Health Lab in Laramie. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open only to Wyoming artists with a deadline of May 31, 2017. Northwest
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ANNOUNCING TWO NEW GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018

Applications for two new Wyoming Arts Council grants, Professional Development/ Career Advancement and Rural Arts Access will be available to all Wyoming 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, government agencies, churches or tribal governments, and  individual artists, beginning May 1. Professional Development/Career Advancement Grants (PD) are available to organizations and individual artists, and is designed to help grow
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