Welcome to the WyAA Arts Alliance web site.
We have placed the contents of our Advocacy page on the WyAA home page as it contains pertinent and pressing advocacy issues and information to assist you in spreading support for the fine and performing arts, particularly in the upcoming Legislative session.
We did it, Thank you! Fine and Performing Arts are now included in the Hathaway Success Curriculum.
WyAA aims to be the statewide arts network to provide a voice for the arts. The premise of WyAA’s advocacy work is that the arts can be utilized as a strong economic, cultural, and educational driver for communities. As we get closer to the up coming legislative session we wanted to take this opportunity to let our constituents know about WyAA’s goals.
In addition, we will once again host a state Arts Advocacy Day where WyAA will emphasize the impact of the arts in all 23 counties. Data regarding the economic impact of the arts will be collected for each district and distributed to legislators. Combining an event and an individualized approach to recognizing the arts in Wyoming, will help WyAA to build influence in order to promote the economic, educational, social, and cultural impact of the arts; which allows legislators to make decisions accordingly.
WyAA’s long term goal is to explore and support different avenues for sustainable arts funding. WyAA has identified the need to research the feasibility and steps needed to initiate new funding sources in both communities and through the legislature.
WyAA defines community not as a vague entity to which we provide services, but rather a group who are our active partners – like you. To take action, become a member or subscribe to our newsletter. As the holidays approach we will begin using an email chain again to pass around information and alerts regarding these issues as they develop. For more information on Wyoming’s Creative Vitality Index and how WyAA can help your community – contact us –
We will monitor the Governor's budget and put out updates to the status as we become aware of them.
The Wyoming Arts Alliance also monitors national art and arts education legislation.
Current issues include:
Recent good news regarding NEA Funding:
The fiscal 2014 omnibus spending bill – and the NEA and NEH are both $146.02 million.
To learn more about the value of the arts in student's educations. please view the Instructions and Talking Points, the Presentation document, and any of the advocacy information below to learn more about this effort and how you can help.
Download our Art SmARTS Powerpoint: Click here for the PDF
Watch the video from Natrona County High School:
If you have questions, if you would like to use these tools for your own group or in your community, or if you would like to be more actively involved in the effort, please feel free to contact Steve Schrepferman, Co-President of the Wyoming Arts Alliance at 307-899-6693.