Survey Seeks Unified Voice for Arts Education

Survey Seeks Unified Voice for Arts Education
Survey Seeks Unified Voice for Arts Education
WAC roster artist Ben Markley leads a high school jazz workshop. Wyoming Arts Council photo

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Arts Alliance, the Wyoming Arts Council, the Wyoming After School Alliance, and the Wyoming Department of Education are partners in an online survey regarding arts education in the Cowboy State.

Anyone with an interest in arts education in Wyoming is invited to take part in the survey.

The goal, according to the Arts Alliance, is to create a united voice for arts education in Wyoming. To do that, more data is required, and that, in turn, will be shared with policy/decision makers.

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“Together we can work for stronger arts education in our state and create a better Wyoming in and through the arts,” said Karmen Rossi of the Arts Alliance.

The survey can be found here.

Arts Education

There are many opportunities to participate in arts education in Wyoming!

The Wyoming Arts Council has for many years had a strong commitment to arts education in our state.

This program provides leadership in developing arts education programs, grants and technical assistance to schools and organizations wishing to begin or strengthen arts education in their communities.

 

Grant Opportunities

Schools may apply for funding to enrich and extend their arts education programming. Some examples of this include bringing in artists for residencies or performances, purchasing new equipment which will grow a program, or after school programming. WAC expects that school districts will provide basic arts education as is required by law, but does occasionally work with schools to get new programs off the ground or revive old programs. Please call to discuss specific situations. Schools generally apply through the Arts Projects program, but are also eligible for Arts Education.

Organizations apply for funding to bring artists into schools, senior centers, arts centers, or to do special projects involving education such as summer camps, or to support classes. Organizations who have ongoing programming usually apply through Arts Education.