Arts Advocacy Day

Arts Advocacy Day is the states premier gathering of art leaders

Arts Advocacy Day is Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, Cheyenne, WY.

This half-day educational event is your opportunity to gather and learn about important arts issues with Wyoming art organization leaders, community developers and artists.  Your Arts Advocacy Day registration includes a free one-year Individual Membership in the Wyoming Arts Alliance.

Take advantage of this opportunity to belong to Wyoming’s largest statewide arts advocacy organization and register today!





6:30 – 8:00 am

WyAA Legislative Breakfast

Jonah Building, L-51, 3001 E. Pershing Blvd.

8:00 – 9:00 am  

AAD Registration/Check-in

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, Lobby

9:00 – 9:15 am 

Opening and Welcome

Jo Crandall & Steve Schrepferman – Wyoming Arts Alliance
Mayor Marian Orr – City of Cheyenne

9:15 – 10:00 am

“Considering a Creative Future for Wyoming”

(A discussion “in the round” of trends and policies that are impacting state and regional arts policy)

Steve SchrepfermanWyoming Arts Council
Jo Crandall – Wyoming Arts Alliance
Susan Stubson – Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund
Shannon Smith – Wyoming Humanities Council
Christian GainesWestern States Arts Federation
Abi Paytoe GbayeeWyoming Art Education Association
Wendy BredehoftWyAA (Moderator)

10:00 – 10:15 pm

Wyoming Legislative Update”

 Erin TaylorTaylor Strategies and Consulting

10:15 – 11:00 am

The Arts and Economic Development”

(The arts drive innovation, create jobs and catalyze community revitalization.   Hear more from these Wyoming examples)

Desiree BrotheWyoming Main Street
Diane HarropArt 321, Casper, WY
Chad BanksRock Springs Main Street, Rock Springs, WY
Micah Schweizer – WyAA (Moderator)

11:00 – 11:45 am

“Amplifying Your Arts Voice:  Community Art Coalitions”

(There’s power in numbers, especially when creative people band together.  Find out how Wyoming communities are making things happen with coalitions)

Meg Thompson Stanton Laramie Public Art Coalition, Laramie, WY
Carrie GeraciJackson Hole Public Art, Jackson, WY
Desiree BrotheArts Cheyenne, Cheyenne, WY
Lindsey Grant – WyAA (Moderator)

11:45 – 12:15 pm

“Creativity?  Meet Data . . “

(The power of data to understand how the arts do and can impact your community has never been more important.  This presentation showcases how CV Suite can help)

Paul NguyenWestern States Arts Federation, Denver, CO

12:15 pm 


12:15 – 1:30 pm

State Arts & Culture Organizations Meeting & Lunch
(WyAA, WAC, WCTF, WHC, & WYAEA Board Members Only)

2:00 pm

Arts Cohort at the Wyoming Legislature

Jonah Building, 3001 E. Pershing Blvd., Cheyenne, WY

(Join your Wyoming art peers as we travel back to the Wyoming Legislature to be recognized by lawmakers as they open their afternoon session)

Download a printable copy of the Arts Advocacy Day Schedule.

Register here for the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards.