Featured News | February 17, 2022
At the recent Governor’s Arts Awards on Feb. 4, Governor Gordon spoke about the importance of the arts to Wyoming, stating, “Wyoming really values what the arts bring, we all know it to be a part of our culture and we know it to be so enriching and it makes something magical happen in Wyoming,” said Governor Gordon. “The arts have a way of bringing different types of people together, regardless of their background,” Governor Gordon added.
Echoing the Governor’s comments, the Wyoming Arts Council launched a new video highlighting the value of the arts in the state. Focusing on data from fiscal years 2019 and 2020, the video highlights the impact of Arts Council grants, programs, and emergency relief dollars for both individual artists and communities.
To watch the video click here.
“The arts are a driving force for social, economic, and educational development to strengthen Wyoming communities. The arts are not only their own industry in the state, employing over 11,000 people, but also create an environment where folks from all industries want to call home,” says Wyoming Arts Council Executive Director Michael Lange.
Using Arts Council grant data and information from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), the Wyoming Arts Council worked with Fort Atelier LLC from Casper to create the video. It is the first in a series of three highlighting the benefits the arts bring to the economic, health and wellbeing, community development, and education of the state.
Visit the Wyoming Arts Council at wyomingartscouncil.org for additional resources and information about the value of the arts in Wyoming.