Wyoming Arts Council

Arts Education

There are many opportunities to participate in arts education in Wyoming!

The Wyoming Arts Council has for many years had a strong commitment to arts education in our state. This program provides 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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Grant Opportunities

Schools Districts may apply for funding to enrich and extend their arts education programming. Some examples of this include bringing in artists for residencies or performances, purchasing new equipment which will grow a program, or after school programming. WAC expects that school districts will provide basic arts education as is required by law, but does occasionally work with schools to get new programs off the ground or revive old programs. Under our new granting system, school districts may apply for a Community Support Grant, through which they could fund a series of programs a variety of schools, or depending on the population size of the community, may also be eligible to apply for the Rural Arts Access Grant.

Organizations apply for funding to bring artists into schools, senior centers, arts centers, or to do special projects involving education such as summer camps, or to support classes. Organizations who have ongoing programming should apply for the Community Support Grant.


There are several listservs available to arts teachers in the state. To subscribe to them, please determine which is correct for you and follow the instructions . All the listservs are used to let teachers know of opportunities for themselves and their students.

Information about state issues including standards and assessments are also sent over the listservs. All of them are discussion listservs and teachers are encouraged to use them to ask questions about anything relevant. The listserv owners request that you provide your name, school and email address as these are restricted membership listservs.

WY Music Educators Association
This listserv is for Wyoming music educators of all levels. The listserv distributes important information about All State Music and is used to request information and talk about issues of interest. To subscribe click here. This takes you to WMEA’s pages where you can learn more about them and music education in the state.


WY Secondary Art Educators
This listserv is for WY art teachers who teach grades 9-12. (read more…) Wyoming Secondary Art Educators (WSAE) uses it to distribute information about the WY High School Art Symposium, the Fall Conference and other topics of interest. To subscribe click here. Visit the WSAE website here.


WY Elementary Art Educators

This listserv is for WY art teachers who teach grades k-8. This listserv is intended to be a place for elementary art educators in the state of Wyoming to discuss relevant issues and provide support for each other. To subscribe click here.


WY Art Education Association
Although there is no listserv for this group, they are the state affiliate for the National Art Education Association. Visit their website for more information about their mission and values.


WY Educators of Secondary Theater
This listserv is for drama coaches and educators who work with students grades 9-12. The listserv is used by WEST to distribute information about All State Drama, Fall Conference and other topics. To subscribe click here. Visit the WEST website here.

Contact: Mary Billiter