Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Arts Council Fellowships Now Open

The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for fellowships in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Creative Writing. Fellowships are open to Wyoming residents, and are merit-based awards.

Applications are juried by noted artists and professionals in the field and who are from outside the state. T̶h̶e̶ ̶d̶e̶a̶d̶l̶i̶n̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶a̶p̶p̶l̶y̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶e̶l̶l̶o̶w̶s̶h̶i̶p̶s̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶J̶u̶n̶e̶ ̶4̶.̶  The deadline to apply has been extended to June 11.

The Visual Arts Fellowships are selected based on the artist’s portfolio and honoring work that reflects serious and exceptional investigation. Artists working in any media may apply. Up to three fellowships may be given each year. Applications must be submitted online through CaFE. The jurors for this year’s Visual Arts Fellowships are Ruth Bruno from Colorado, and Adriane Herman from Maine.

The Performing Arts Fellowships are given to honor excellence in the artists’ field and are based on appropriate media samples and artist statements. Four fellowships will be awarded. Two fellowships will be given in the category or Music; applicants may apply either in Composition or in Performance, and two fellowships will be awarded in the category of Theatre and Dance; applicants may apply in either Creation or in Performance. Artists may only apply in one category (Music or Theatre and Dance) and applications must be submitted online through Submittable. The juror for this year’s Performing Arts Fellowship in Theatre and Dance is Justin Ross from New York, and the juror for Music is Deborah Schmit-Lobis from Colorado.

The Creative Writing Fellowships are awards of merit, based on a writer’s body of work, and honoring Wyoming’s literary artists whose work demonstrates exceptional writing. One fellowship will be awarded in each category of Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Fiction, for a total of three fellowships. Writers may only submit in one category and applications must be submitted online through Submittable. The jurors for this year’s Creative Writing Fellowships are Cecily Parks from Texas for the Poetry category, Mike Scalise from New York for the Creative Nonfiction category, and Andrew Altschul from Colorado for the Fiction category.

Complete eligibility requirements and additional information can be found on the Arts Council website at and are included with each call.

For more information, contact Rachel Clifton at the Arts Council, 307-777-5305 or rachel.clifton@wyo.gov.


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