Friday, March 26, 2010

WAC town meeting set for Lander April 1

The Wyoming Arts Council is holding a Town Meeting on Thursday, April 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms A&B at the Fremont County Library, 451 North Second Street in Lander.

The meeting is open to the public. The WAC is holding future meetings through mid-June in other communities around the state.

WAC Manager Rita Basom urges people to attend and “bring your comments, suggestions and dreams of the future for the arts in Wyoming.”

The state agency conducts these meetings every five years in order to develop a long-range plan for the arts in Wyoming. Statewide meetings conducted in 2005 led to a return of the WAC’s print newsletter, biennial arts summit gatherings in Casper and Cheyenne, professional development grants for individual artists, statewide meetings for artists and writers, increases in granting budgets and a revision of the matching requirements for the WAC’s smaller grant programs.

The agency also revamped staff responsibilities, hiring specialists for folk arts and community development and the arts.

“The Arts Council looks a lot different now than it did in 2005,” said Basom. “We listen to your comments and act on them.”

For more information, contact the WAC at 307-777-7742.