More Arts Program
Professional Development and Collaboration Tools for Wyoming Communities
The More Arts Program (MAP) is WyAA’s Professional Development Toolbox for Communities
MAP is a professional development program created to address the community and cultural leadership training needs of Wyoming communities. This training program is seen by WyAA as critical to building a stronger consortium of voices in support of the arts as key components in community development and in enhancing a statewide creative economy.
“I feel like any program designed to bring people together to energize them
and help organize a movement toward improving the art culture in their
town is worth it!” – MAP Alumni
Participation in the MAP is through a community-sponsored application process. Read more & apply online.
“WYAA’s training program is providing tools and planning sessions that
connect local entities and aid them in developing strategies for impacting
their local arts communities. This is an important program that strengthens
arts communities at both a local and statewide level.” – MAP Alumni
Wyoming communities accepted into the MAP receive the training at NO COST. Through the MAP, workshops are tailor-made for a community’s training needs, including seminars on:
- creating collaborations and partnerships between community and cultural leaders
- improving board and volunteer function
- fundraising strategies
- reaching your community vision
- advocacy, promotion, & marketing
MAP Communities & A Brief History
In 2020, WyAA completed the program’s first pilot year. Between 2020 and 2022, WyAA worked with with over 100 alumni in 7 communities, refining the program each time.
- Rock Springs (Pilot Community)
- Gillette (Pilot Community)
- Powell (Pilot Community)
In 2023 WyAA opened the program to application on a rolling basis, accepting up to 4 communities per fiscal year.
“this is a great exercise to get people focused and on the same page.” – MAP Alum
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