Wyoming Arts Council celebrates 50 years

Wyoming Arts Council
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Cheyenne, Wyo. - The Wyoming Arts Council is also celebrating a milestone; 50 years in service to the Cowboy State.

In that time, they've helped promote excellence in the arts through grants, partnerships, and various programs in each community.

Each year they award about 150 grants and fellowships to make Wyoming better. For every $1 of Arts Council funding, local communities provided another $35 worth of arts programming in FY16, with an estimated project value of $32,167,251.

And coming up in November they have an arts summit where you can go and learn from them.It’s happened from November 204 at the Lander Community and Convention Center.

This event is an opportunity for Wyomingites to come together, learn from one another, and empower the state’s creative sector. The summit offers professional development tracks for arts advocates, administrators, educators, and artists, and will highlight many of Wyoming’s talented visual performing, literary, and musical artists.

Arts educators have the ability to earn one PTSB credit for attending the conference and will need to sign in at the conference with their PTSB number.

This year’s keynote speakers are Maria Lopez De León, the President, CEO and board member of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures; Savannah Barrett, the Director of Programs for Art of the Rural and co-founder of the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange; and Kealoha, the first Poet Laureate of Hawai`i.

To learn more, check out the Wyoming Arts Council's website.