Monday, February 1, 2010

Wyoming Arts Council board meets Feb. 11-12

The Wyoming Arts Council will hold its next quarterly board meeting on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 11-12, at Little America in Cheyenne.

The WAC board invites individuals and organizational representatives to attend any part of the meeting to observe the board process, and to address the board during the public comment session at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. Comments about the agency's policies, funding priorities, on-line granting system, and other arts-related topics are welcomed.

Topics to be addressed include: review and award process for the Arts Council’s Art Works for Wyoming grants, using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding; discussion of future Arts Summits; approval of Wyoming artists to the WAC artists’ roster; selection of counties to be included in the state’s Community Vitality Index study; and development of a timeline for the Arts Council’s next five-year strategic plan.

The meeting coincides with several other Friday, Feb 12, arts events. The Wyoming Arts Alliance sponsors Arts Advocacy Day from noon-1 p.m. at the State Capitol, and the annual Governor’s Arts Awards gala begins at 6 p.m. at Little America.

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.

To obtain a detailed meeting agenda, make reservations for the Governor’s Arts Awards, or for more information, call the WAC at 307-777-7742. On the web at