Wyoming Arts Council

Performing Arts

The Wyoming Arts Council aims to provide programs and services for Wyoming’s performing artists and groups, including dancers and choreographers, actors, musicians, technical theater professionals, and the studios, theaters, fairs and festivals that work to support those individuals. Performing artists, groups, and organizations are encouraged to create a public profile on the new Wyoming Artists & Venues Directory to share information about their work.

The Performing Arts Fellowships are currently being restructured to better represent and acknowledge those working in these various performing arts disciplines. The 2017 Fellowships will be posted this fall. Please check the website for updates.

Professionals in the performing arts are invited to apply for a Professional Development and Career Advancement grant. This grant is made available on May 1 and applications are accepted and reviewed until funding is expended. Visit the grants page for full details.

The Wyoming Independent Music Initiative (WIMI) is a pilot program of the Wyoming Arts Council and was launched in early spring 2016 to strengthen the independent music scene in Wyoming. A variety of programs are being developed under the initiative to strengthen musicians and their art form, to encourage and support venues to host live music, and to develop and nurture community relations. WIMI hopes to use music as a driver for community development, social cohesion, and creating healthy and livable communities in Wyoming all while building and supporting our own talent and venues. To be a part of WIMI or to learn more, please contact the Wyoming Arts Council at 307-777- 7742 or arts@wyo.gov.

The Arts Council also partners with the Wyoming Arts Alliance (WyAA). WyAA is the statewide arts advocacy group supporting advancement of the arts in Wyoming through lobbying, programming and partnerships with the Wyoming Arts Council. Annually, WyAA provides programming to support performing arts. Please visit the WyAA website to learn more.

Contact: Rachel Clifton