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23 February 2021

Musicians may now submit to the 2021 WYOmericana Caravan Tour

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Musicians may now submit to the 2021 WYOmericana Caravan Tour 

In continued collaboration with the Wyoming Arts Council, the WYOmericana Caravan Tour announces its 7th anniversary tour. Wyoming-based musicians may now submit to be a part of the 2021 tour. The deadline to apply online is March 9, at 7 p.m. MST.

The tour will encompass roughly 4-8 shows through the Rocky Mountain Region during the window of Oct. 7 - Nov. 14, 2021 (date range and number of performances subject to change).

Selected musical acts will perform individual sets—with the addition of ad-libbed, cross-band

collaborations—followed by an extended encore that includes all members of the tour on stage

simultaneously, taking chances and blending talents. The camaraderie that grows between the

musicians is cultivated through stage moments and roadside attractions.

Interested musicians and bands may apply here through March 9: https://wyomericana.com/artist-submission/

The guidelines for interested acts are as follows:

1) Act should be based in Wyoming

2) Be prepared to perform 40-60 minute sets of predominantly original material

3) Be open to collaborating with other musicians on the tour

4) Be open to performing during a collaborative encore set

5) Must have reliable transportation

6) Acts must engage in collective marketing of the tour via social media, email blasts, etc.

7) Workshops/demonstrations will be conducted in select markets for additional pay. Preference will be given to those who possess a willingness to instruct and/or participate in demonstrations and interactions with community members. 

8) Selected Acts will receive a stipend for performances and for some travel expenses

9) Questions can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

10) Submissions close on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. MST

11) Applying acts will be notified by Tuesday, March 23, 2021

 

More about The WYOmericana Caravan: Described as “a traveling concert circus of sorts” by “The New York Times,” the award-winning WYOmericana Caravan Tour is a rolling representation of Wyoming’s burgeoning songwriter scene with multiple musical acts “caravanning” down the road together. The idea is to propel Wyoming’s music scene as an artist collective, exhibiting to the world that there’s a creative spark in the USA’s least populated state. The most honest way to do that is simple—put some of the state's best musicians on the road and take the show not only to the wonderful people of Wyoming but to surrounding states. Founded by Screen Door Porch songwriters Seadar Rose and Aaron Davis, the WYOmericana Caravan has been an evolution since the first 18-show run in 2013. The tour was named Top Arts/Entertainment Event of 2013 by the Casper Star-Tribune and also drew the attention of The New York Times with the article, “Touring, the ‘Wyoming Way.’” A tremendous amount of support from the greater Wyoming community has made this possible, including Wyoming Public Radio, Wyoming Arts Council and over thirty past sponsors and Wyoming brands.

For more information, visit WYOmericana.com/about.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Artist Submissions: http://www.wyomericana.com/artist-submission/

 

Caption: Aaron Davis and The Mystery Machine, Shawn Hess, and Jason Tyler Burton live at The Lincoln in Cheyenne as part of the 2020 WYOmericana Caravan Tour.

18 February 2021

Arts in Education Training Available

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The Wyoming Arts Council in partnership with the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education (IAAE) will offer two, free online workshops throughout the month of March to provide tools on how to inform decision-makers about the importance of arts education in their communities. Educators, parents, and community members are invited to participate.

“Effective Ways To Inform Decision Makers About Your K-12 Arts Program,” will be offered by Leon Kuehner, Executive Director IAAE, on March 9, 16, and 23 from 6 - 7 p.m. (MST). This workshop will inform arts educators on the components of creating a positive, coherent, and fact-based presentation when working with decision-makers. The session will feature many examples of proven strategies to help refine messaging and increase the effectiveness in talking about the importance of arts education.

David Law, IAAE Board President David Law’s workshop, “Creating A Positive Public Relations Plan for your K-12 Arts Program” will be offered online on March 11, 18, & 25 from 4 - 5 p.m. (MST). This workshop will provide a step by step listing of strategies to use within a community and school board to enhance the view of the value of arts programming.

Both online workshops will be offered three times in March. Both online workshops are free to attend and will open 15 minutes early to join.

The Arts Council encourages our educators, parents, and community members to express support for Wyoming students’ arts learning by attending our free online workshops.

The economic impact caused by COVID-19 is translating to hard decisions for Wyoming schools. Whether instruction is offered virtually or in person, ensuring that our Wyoming students have access to high-quality arts learning is essential.

Studies show arts education not only decreases feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation but also positively impacts all-around academic performance. As students address changes, the arts are not a luxury, they are a tool for recovery.

 

Meeting Links:

●       Effective Ways to Inform Decision Makers About Your K-12 Arts Program: March 9, 16, 23: https://meet.google.com/eun-ibvv-moa

●       Creating A Positive Public Relations Plan for Your K-12 Arts Program: March 11, 18, 25:

●       https://meet.google.com/jck-zqev-sip

 

For more information, please contact Mary Billiter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

PHOTO CAPTION: Dancers' Workshop at Pinedale Elementary School in October 2020.  Photo provided by the Pinedale Fine Arts Council.

18 February 2021

Wyoming Arts Council board to meet via teleconference Feb. 26

Wyoming Arts Council board to meet via teleconference Feb. 26

The Wyoming Arts Council board will hold its next quarterly meeting, Fri., Feb. 26 via teleconference.

`Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the board will convene to hear reports and get updates on current Arts Council initiatives. An executive session may be called if necessary.

The board invites individuals to join any part of the meeting to observe the board process. The board will be available to hear public comments at 11:30 a.m.

Users may join the meeting from computer, tablet or smartphone by going to meet.google.com/pje-kwvp-mmi. You can also dial in via phone: (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: ‪330 692 853 9885#. All participants will be put in silent mode except during public comment.

The mission of the Wyoming Arts Council is to enhance the quality of life for the people of Wyoming by providing resources to sustain, promote and cultivate the arts. For a detailed agenda and more information, please contact Brittany Perez at 307-214-2701 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

18 February 2021

State Records Committee to meet Monday

The Wyoming State Records Committee will meet at 2 p.m., Monday, February 22, via Google Meet.  

Meeting ID:  
meet.google.com/yhq-nemv-qeg
Those wishing to listen in can do so by calling: 
‪(US) +1 541-702-7763 PIN: ‪968 939 385#   

The Wyoming State Records Committee reviews, and considers for approval, retention schedules of public records. The State Records Committee is the final authority in determining whether or not state, county and local government records are retained permanently or disposed of after a designated period. Committee members include representatives from the State Archives, Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Audit.

The meeting agenda includes retention requests for State and local agencies, accession and deaccession requests involving a variety of archival materials.

If you require special assistance, please contact the Wyoming State Archives at 307-777-7826.

09 February 2021

State Museum traveling exhibit "Suffrage Wyoming" on display at Carbon County Higher Education Center

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Carbon County Higher Education Center in Rawlins from February 15, to April 5.

The exhibit traces the history and impact of women’s suffrage in Wyoming from 1869 to the present day. As Wyoming celebrates its 150th anniversary of universal suffrage in 2019, and the 100th anniversary of national women’s suffrage in 2020, this exhibit examines both the major successes and long road ahead for women in politics. 

The Wyoming State Museum offers travelling exhibits for rent free of charge to museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. For rental or exhibit information please contact Carlos Santos, Curator of Exhibits, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For information on the exhibit’s time in Rawlins, please contact Janet Garcia, Program Planner at the Carbon County Higher Education Center, at 307-328-9274, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Points of contact:  

Janet Garcia, Program Planner
Carbon County Higher Education Center
1650 Harshman St.
Rawlins, WY 82301
307-328-9274
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

WSM Contact:
Carlos Santos
Curator of Exhibits
307-287-2677
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09 February 2021

Registration underway for information management virtual seminar

Registration is underway for this year's Wyoming Chapter of ARMA Annual Spring Mini Virtual Seminar titled, "All Hands on Deck - The rules of good information governance (IG) apply now more than ever!” to be held on Tuesday, March 16, 8:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Through the kindness of our internationally known presenters, this year's Virtual Mini Spring Seminar is proudly brought to you with no registration fees or charges to attend (Zoom Instructions will be provided after receipt of registration).  

We hope you will be able to join us for this year's virtual mini-seminar along with our speakers:  Andrew Ysasi, CRM, IGP - Vice President, VRC; and Julie Colgan, CRM, IGP - Vice President, Epiq Solutions.

ARMA International is the community of records management, information management, and information governance professionals who harness the benefits and reduce the risks of information. 

For more information please contact Donna Crock at (307) 777-5751 / email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Or, Carolynn Coy at (307) 777-6963 / email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Information can also be obtained by sending an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The attached flyer and 2021 WYO ARMA Virtual Seminar Registration is now available. Please share our flyer/registration with those you feel may be interested. We look forward to seeing you in March at our Seminar!

 

08 February 2021

Wyoming State Museum announces "Newell Collection" exhibit

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THE NEWELL COLLECTION

The Wyoming State Museum announces the opening of its newest exhibit “The Newell Collection.”

The exhibit showcases western folk art by Earl Newell of Sheridan, Wyo. Newell created the wood carvings and building in the 1930s. The collection reflects his love of the “Old West,” and includes cowboys, horses, cattle, chuckwagons, stagecoaches, and more.

The exhibit can be seen at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne, Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for State and Federal holidays.

For more information about the exhibit please contact Mandy Langfald, Curator of Collections at 307-777-7033 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

02 February 2021

Cultural Trust Fund Board to meet Feb. 18

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund (WCTF) board will meet via Google Meet on February 18. This board meeting will focus on grantee reports.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by approximately 4 p.m. An executive session may be held if necessary.

 

To participate via Google Meet:

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Google Meet:

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/zyq-ywui-xwb

 

Optional Phone Number

(‪US)‪+1 252-427-1374

PIN: ‪300 955 438#

 

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund meetings are open to the public. The board meeting agenda is available on the WCTF website, www.wyoculturaltrust.com. Please feel free to contact the WCTF Program Coordinator, Renée Bovée at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 307-777-6312 with questions.

02 February 2021

State Historical Records Advisory Board to meet Feb. 4

he Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board will meet via Google Hangout - conference call at 2 p.m., Thursday, February 4, via Google Meet.

 

The public may listen in via:

meet.google.com/fdc-chki-npp

Join by phone     ‪(US) +1 931-492-9918 PIN: ‪586 066 245#

 

The meeting is open to the public.  During the meeting the Board will discuss the

2020-2021 re-grants and possible workshops to sponsor. An executive session may be called, if necessary. 

 

For further information please contact Kathy Marquis, Wyoming State Archivist, at 307-777-8691 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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