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Wyoming Arts Alliance urges arts supporters to attend Tour 23 meetings on June 1

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From a press release from Karmen Rossi at the Wyoming Arts Alliance:

The Wyoming Arts Alliance is seeking art and culture champions to attend the Wyoming Business Council’s Tour 23 meetings.  One of the Wyoming Business Council’s goals with the meetings is to address quality of life issues, build strong communities, and develop economic strategies.  Art and culture play important roles in addressing the items on that list.  Would you attend this half day convening and speak up about the contributions the arts make to your county?

As a community member, you have the best perspective on the role art and culture play in contributing to Laramie county’s economy and quality of life.   For your convenience, I’ve attached a one sheet with data to make the case.  Here are some additional talking points, as outlined in Wyoming’s CVI data report – Economic Modeling Specialists International and the National Center for Charitable Statistics:

In Wyoming, the non-profit arts community is a feeder to Wyoming’s creative industry and economic diversity.  According to 2013 economic data, Wyoming is home to 1,363 arts related businesses. Specifically, the data shows:
  • Wyoming non-profit arts organizations generated a total of $70.3 Million in revenue
  • There were 8,257 Creative Jobs by occupation in Wyoming in 2012
  • Independent artists, writers, and performers brought $85.5Million in revenues to the state
Art organizations contribute mightily to the cultural landscape of our state, and make an important and measurable impact, providing jobs, enriching lives and attracting visitors as well as generating significant revenue within our communities.

If you can attend, please let us know.  We would like to track the number of art champions attending.  At the end of the meeting, a report will be generated and emailed to you.  We would love to hear the report highlights.

Meeting Logistics: The easiest thing to do would be to arrive and sign in.  Or you can register here:  http://business.wyomingbusinessalliance.com/events/details/tour-23-laramie-county-132. Meetings are free and open to the public and will take place at Little America, Teton Room, Cheyenne, on Monday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to noon

This is a great opportunity to bring attention to the contributions you, through the arts, make to the county. Again, we appreciate your time and willingness to consider attending.

FMI: Karmen Rossi, 307.221.0318 or Karmen.rossi@wyomingarts.org

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