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15 April 2021

5 of 12 Wyoming Arts Council Now Accepting Fellowship Applications

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Wyoming Arts Council Now Accepting Fellowship Applications

 

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

 

Applications are juried by noted artists and professionals in the field who are from outside the state. The deadline to apply to all fellowships is June 10. All fellowship recipients will receive a $3,000 unrestricted award as well as an opportunity to showcase their work in the state. 

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 medium 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 Tasha Kubesh, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, N.D. and Louise Martorano, Executive Director of RedLine, a non-profit contemporary art center and residency located in Denver, Colo.

 

The Performing Arts Fellowships are given to honor excellence in the artists' field and are based on appropriate media samples and artist statements. Up to four fellowships may be awarded; two in the category of Music and two in the category of Theatre and Dance. 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 Kate Jopson, a theatre, film, and voice-over director and producer based in Los Angeles, Calif. The juror for Music is Kenzi Everitt, Founder and Creative Director of Lady Cactus Media in Denver, Colo. 

 

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 up to 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 Jessica Jacobs from Asheville, NC for the Poetry category, Kailyn McCord from Oakland, Calif  for the Creative Nonfiction category, and Kali Fajardo-Anstine from Denver, Colo. for the Fiction category.

 

The Native Art Fellowship is an award of merit open to Native artists based within Wyoming, across any artistic discipline or medium (visual, literary, performing, folk & traditional, etc.) This fellowship is designed to raise the profiles of the highly talented Native artists in Wyoming and celebrate their artistry. One fellowship will be awarded and applications must be submitted online through Submittable. For the fellowship's inaugural year, the two jurors will be Molina Parker (Lakota), of Red Shirt, S.D. and Adrienne Benjamin (Anishinaabe) of Isle, Minn. 

 

Additional information can be found on the Arts Council website. Complete eligibility requirements can be found with each call on Submittable and CaFE. For more information, contact Taylor Craig at the Arts Council, 307-274-6673 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Photo Caption: The jurors for the 2021 Wyoming Arts Council Fellowships. Clockwise from top left: Molina Parker, Jessica Jacobs, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Kenzi Everitt, Tasha Kubesh, Adrienne Benjamin, Kailyn McCord, Louis Martorano, and Kate Jopson

 

14 April 2021

Wyoming Arts Council Announces new Native Art Fellowship

Native-Fellowship-Jurors-14 The jurors for the inaugural Native Art Fellowship, Molina Parker (left) and Adrienne Benjamin (right).

Wyoming Arts Council Announces new Native Art Fellowship

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce a new initiative: a Native Art Fellowship.

For years, the Wyoming Arts Council has hosted annual fellowships for the visual, literary, and performing arts that are merit-based and juried by professionals from outside the state.

This year, the Arts Council is also offering a Native Art Fellowship. Structured similarly to the other fellowships, the Native Art Fellowship is an unrestricted $3,000 award that is open to Native artists based within Wyoming, across any artistic discipline or medium (visual, literary, performing, folk & traditional, etc.) This fellowship is designed to raise the profiles of the highly talented Native artists in Wyoming and celebrate their artistry. 

This fellowship was partially inspired by a presentation at the 2019 Wyoming Arts Summit in Cheyenne from Abi Whiteing (Blackfeet) and Catherine Bryan (Navajo) of the First Nations Development Institute.

Their presentation focused on the ways that Native communities and causes, including Native artists, have been under-supported by philanthropic organizations and grantmaking, as outlined in their publication, “We Need to Change How We Think: Perspectives on Philanthropy’s Underfunding of Native Communities and Causes.” The Native Art Fellowship will serve as another step in the Wyoming Arts Council’s initiative towards equitable grantmaking practices. 

For the fellowship's inaugural year, the two jurors will be Molina Parker (Lakota), of Red Shirt, SD, and Adrienne Benjamin (Anishinaabe) of Isle, MN. 

The Wyoming Arts Council would like to thank the  many partners who assisted in the development of the Native Art Fellowship, including Hunter Old Elk (Crow & Yakama) of the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, artist Robert Martinez (Northern Arapaho), Lorre Hoffman with Makerspace 307, and Sharon Dynak and Tracey Kikut with the Ucross Foundation. 

Further information can be found on the Arts Council website,wyomingartscouncil.org. The application and a complete list of eligibility requirements can be found on Submittable. Applications for the Native Art Fellowship will be accepted from April 15 - June 10.

For more information, contact Creative Arts Specialist, Taylor Craig at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 307-274-6673. 

13 April 2021

Wyoming Arts Council Announces Call for Proposals for the 2021 Virtual Arts Summit

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Wyoming Arts Council Announces Call for Proposals for the 2021 Virtual Arts Summit

 

The Wyoming Arts Council is holding the 2021 Arts Summit virtually, Nov. 1-5, 2021 and are seeking proposals for virtual sessions.

 

The theme for the Arts Summit is “Connecting Through the Arts.” Interested individuals, organizations, or other collaborations are invited to submit proposal ideas for sessions at the Summit using this Google form: https://forms.gle/CjSs9doVk4AP2T8x8. The deadline to submit proposal ideas is May 17. 

 

The Arts Council is interested in broad ideas and topics that are relevant to the theme of the Arts Summit - "Connecting Through the Arts." Proposals do not need to be fully prepared sessions or presentations, but should demonstrate a cohesive and executable plan.  

 

Selected session proposals will be notified by June 4. Those selected will be expected to work with Arts Council staff throughout the planning process to confirm session details and provide additional information. Presenters will be given waived registration to the Arts Summit and a small stipend.

 

Contact the Arts Council for more information, or visit the website atwyomingartscouncil.org for up to date information about the Arts Summit.

13 April 2021

Deadline Approaching for Wyoming Arts Council Community Support Grant

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The deadline to apply for a Community Support Grant from the Wyoming Arts Council is this Thurs., April 15 at 11:59 p.m. MST.

 

The Community Support Grant is a competitive grant program for operating and/or project support for qualified organizations that provide services to their community through the arts. Applicants may also apply for funding for arts learning activities. The application is available at Wyoarts.org.

 

Grant funding is available for programs and services that take place between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. 

 

An organization is eligible to receive up to $7,000 in operating and/or project support and up to $3,000 in arts learning support for a total of up to $10,000 in grant funding.

 

The Arts Council is also using a new online grant system and all applicants will need to create a new user account. A written tutorial for applicants and a video tutorial is also available on the Wyoarts.org website. 

 

Arts Council staff would be happy to speak with any organization before the deadline about specific questions they may have about the grant. A complete list of requirements, eligibility, and additional guidelines can be found on the Wyoming Arts Council website at www.wyomingartscouncil.org under the “Grants” tab.  For more information, contact Karen Merklin at 307-214-7819. 

13 April 2021

SPECTRUM AND SENATOR AFFIE ELLIS HOST CHECK PRESENTATION HONORING THE WYOMING STATE MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS, INC. WITH SPECTRUM DIGITAL EDUCATION GRANT

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SPECTRUM AND SENATOR AFFIE ELLIS HOST CHECK PRESENTATION HONORING THE WYOMING STATE MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS, INC. WITH SPECTRUM DIGITAL EDUCATION GRANT

 

Spectrum Will Present a $6,000 Check to Wyoming State Museum Volunteers, Inc.

 

Cheyenne, WY – April 13, 2021 – Spectrum will be joined by Senator Affie Ellis on Thursday, April 15 to present Wyoming State Museum Volunteers, Inc. (WSMV) with a $6,000 Spectrum Digital Education Grant, as part of the company’s multi-year, $6 million cash and in-kind national commitment to digital education in Spectrum communities across the country. This grant is part of the company’s doubling of its original 2020 commitment to digital education, awarding a total of $1 million to 47 organizations providing broadband education, technology and training.

 

The $6,000 Spectrum Digital Education Grant has enabled WSMV to create a digital skills for seniors course. The series of classes will improve the digital literacy of local seniors and help them navigate an increasingly digital world.

 

Attendees must follow all applicable COVID-19 safety measures.

 

What:          Check presentation to WSMV

 

Where:        WSMV – 2301 Central Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82002

                       

When:          Thursday, April 15 at 10 a.m.

 

Who:             Affie Ellis, Wyoming State Senator

                       Evan Green, President, Wyoming State Museum Volunteers, Inc.

                       Kevin Ramler, Director, Wyoming State Museum

                       Mike Mores, Spectrum Sr. Manager of Government Affairs

                       Danielle Dunn, Spectrum Manager of External Communications

                               

About Spectrum

Spectrum is a suite of advanced communications services offered by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 31 million customers in 41 states. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.

 

For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business® delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage, sports and high-quality original programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks and Spectrum Originals. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.

 

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12 April 2021

State Museum traveling exhibit "Barn Here" on display at Fort Caspar Museum

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The Wyoming State Museum’s traveling exhibit, "Barn Here," will be on display at the Fort Caspar Museum in Casper from April 15 through June 27.

Wyoming barns differ greatly in style and function from barns in many other parts of the United States. This exhibit, which uses photos from the State Historic Preservation Office, examines barns from throughout Wyoming. It was made possible by the Wyoming Council for the Humanities.

The Wyoming State Museum offers traveling 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 Gillette, please contact Michelle Bahe at the Fort Caspar Museum, at 307-235-8462or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Point of contact: 

Michelle Bahe, Curator of Collections
Fort Caspar Museum

4001 Fort Caspar Rd

Casper WY 82604

307-235-8462

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WSM Contact:

Carlos Santos
Curator of Exhibits

307-287-2677

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01 April 2021

Wyoming Arts Council Seeking Wyoming Musicians for the 2021 Summer Road Trip Playlist

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Wyoming Arts Council Seeking Wyoming Musicians for the 2021 Summer Road Trip Playlist

The Wyoming Arts Council is seeking music from Wyoming musicians for the 2021 Summer Road Trip Playlist. This is a statewide call open to independent musicians of all genres. 

To apply for consideration, please complete the interest form online by April 22, 2021. The interest form is short, requiring some general information about the music and links to up to two songs already listed on Spotify to submit for consideration. Songs will be juried by Bri Long, Assistant Talent Buyer at the Aggie Theatre in Ft. Collins, CO, based on the merit of the song and the quality of the recording. The playlist will then be curated to form a cohesive listening experience. There is no limit to the number of songs selected for the playlist.

Summer is just around the corner and folks are eager to kick off their travels right. The musical talent of the Cowboy State provides the perfect soundtrack for any adventure across Wyoming’s beautiful landscape. The Summer Road Trip Playlist is an annual release hosted on Spotify and promoted at high tourism areas across the state, such as at State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails, Wyoming visitor centers, museums, and festivals. In addition to the promotion of the playlist, artists will receive featured pieces on their music through Wyoming Arts Council media channels. 

The Summer Road Trip Playlist is an annual part of the Arts Council’s Wyoming Independent Music Initiative (WIMI), working to build a robust music scene in Wyoming. 

For additional information, please contact Taylor Craig, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 307-274-6673.

31 March 2021

Kendrick Mansion opens for the season

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Trail End Open for the Season

The Kendrick Mansion at Trail End State Historic Site is opening for the 2021 season on April 1– and that’s no April Fool’s joke!

 The historic house museum will be open seven days a week from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. through the end of May. Beginning June 1, hours change to 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily.

Open for self-guided tours, visitors can step back in time to experience what life what like at the mansion over 100 years ago. This year’s whole-house exhibit is “Wine, Women, and Song: Discovering the Roaring Twenties.” Learn about Prohibition, women’s suffrage, and the jazz age!

There is a slight fee increase across all of Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites this year- and admission to Trail End is now $8 per adult and $4 for Wyoming residents. As always,

children 17 and under are free.

To learn more about the historic site and to keep up to date on all of our special events, please visit us online at www.trailend.org or on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/TrailEnd.

The Kendrick Mansion is a 1913 historic house museum located at 400 Clarendon Avenue, Sheridan, on the grounds of Trail End State Historic Site. Trail End is a division of Wyoming State Parks.

For more information or directions, visit our website at www.trailend.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/trailend, or call us at 307-674-4589.

30 March 2021

Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board to meet April 6

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The Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board will meet via video conference at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 6.

The conference call-in information is https://meet.google.com/pvp-rkhk-bhi or join by phone: (US) +1 720-515-0855 PIN: 610 454 572#. The meeting is open to the public.

During the meeting the Board will discuss future priorities and plans, including a draft proposal to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, which funds SHRAB programs.  The Wyoming SHRAB promotes the identification, preservation and dissemination of the state’s historical records, by encouraging and supporting ongoing training programs for state, tribal and local governments, local repositories, organizations, and others involved in records care in Wyoming.

The program is administered by the Wyoming State Archives, which is part of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. For further information on the Wyoming SHRAB or the grant projects it sponsors, visit its website:  http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/index.php/about-archives/state-historical-records-advisory-board.

An executive session may be called, if necessary.

For further information please contact Kathy Marquis, Wyoming State Archivist, at 307-777-8691 or kathy.marquis@wyo.gov.

 

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