The Winter 2013 Artscapes issue features stories about the 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards winners John Crossland, Lynn R Munns and the Advocacy for Visual Arts Center in Gillette, WY. WAC’s Michael Lange provides us with a great article on the Economic and Social Impacts of Community Development and the Arts.Download PDF
According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2014, there were 11,451 jobs devoted to our state’s creative sector, which is 30% above the national average and second only to New York.
The Arts contributed $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy in 2015, 4.2 percent of GDP and counted 4.9 million workers, who earned $372 billion in total compensation.
The Wyoming Arts Council believes that experiencing the arts should be accessible for all, including people with mental and/or physical disabilities, older adults, military/veterans, people living in institutions and those who lack access to the arts due to geographic isolation, cultural difference and economic hardship.