Online Arts and Culture Series

Ideas and Solutions from WyAA and the Wyoming Arts Council

As we emerge from the COVID pandemic, the Wyoming Arts Council and Wyoming Arts Alliance are teaming on this series of online seminars to help in our transition back to normal!

We learned much from each other during the last year.  In 2021, Wyoming arts and culture leaders can still stay connected, discuss our experiences, and contemplate how we all succeed in the future.  Browse this selection of evocative seminars and discussions and register now for these WyAA/WAC Online Arts Sessions!

(Go here if you’re interested in viewing the recordings for “Arts Advocacy 2021:  Looking Forward”)

April 22, 2021

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Your Community and the Arts in a Time of Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the economic and emotional health of people and their communities. It’s not surprising that as a result, many of us are more worried, more bored and feel less connected to others. To work through these challenges, many people have sought solace and respite in the arts.  To explore the role of the arts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to deepen our understanding of how arts organizations can help their communities during these times, Slover Linett Audience Research and LaPlaca Cohen surveyed more than 120,000 people around the country, summarizing their findings in the 2020 report, Culture and Community in a Time of Crisis: A Special Edition of Culture Track.  Join us for a presentation from the lead researchers of this study in a session that will explore the report’s key findings.

SPEAKERS:
Amy Gedal Douglass, The Wallace Foundation, New York, NY
Jen Benoit-Bryan, Slover Linett Audience Research, Chicago, IL
Madeline Smith, Slover Linett Audience Research, Chicago, IL

Amy Gedal Douglass
Amy Gedal Douglass
Jen Benoit-Bryan
Jen Benoit-Bryan
Madeline Smith
Madeline Smith

April 29, 2021

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Community Cohesion and the Arts

How do the arts help us value our differences and similarities?  Let’s ponder how to rebuild connections and community…especially as 2021 brings us back to normal. Join us in exploring how arts practice and consumption can be a salve for community conflict.

SPEAKERS:
Grace Cannon
, Tilt Wild, Sheridan, WY
Taylor Craig, Wyoming Arts Council, Cheyenne, WY

Grace Cannon
Grace Cannon
Taylor Craig
Taylor Craig

May 6, 2021

2:00 – 3:00 pm

The Sustainability of Virtual Arts Programming

During the pandemic, Wyoming arts presenters learned how to deliver online arts programming . . and Wyoming audiences learned how to participate.  This last year has been an unprecedented time to discover new art online, however, the technical quality has been low and hardly anyone pays for it.  What are the scenarios that art practitioners should pursue for online delivery of their craft?

SPEAKERS:
Tyler Cessor, ART 321, Casper, WY
Anne Mason, Relative Theatrics, Laramie, WY
Marty Camino, Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, Jackson, WY

Tyler Cessor
Tyler Cessor
Anne Mason
Anne Mason
Marty Camino
Marty Camino

May 20, 2021

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Be a More Successful Artist and Creator . . With a Luck Circle

We have all heard stories of defining moments in people’s careers, organizations, projects or lives where luck played a big part.  It’s easy to hear those stories and think, “I can’t replicate that? They had a lucky break.”  But, it turns out there is some science to luck and you can train yourself to become lucky by participating in a Luck Circle.

SPEAKERS:
Dr. Scott Sherman, Transformative Action Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Taylor Craig, Wyoming Arts Council, Cheyenne, WY

Dr. Scott Sherman
Dr. Scott Sherman
Taylor Craig
Taylor Craig

June 3, 2021

2:00 – 3:00 pm

The Unique Nature of Rural Arts

More than ever, people in rural areas need access to arts and culture.  Rural arts development is a function of public health (mental and physical), a balm to social and income inequities, and a solution to generational decay.  Wyoming IS a rural landscape, so creating templates for rural arts and culture development can help everyone.

SPEAKERS:
Jen Hughes, Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design/NEA, Washington, DC
Courtney Spearman, Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design/NEA, Washington, DC

Jen Hughes
Jen Hughes
Courtney Spearman
Courtney Spearman