WyAA Data Roundup


Leading up to 250th anniversary of America in 2026, WyAA is assembling partners and supporters to conduct a series of engagements throughout 2024-2025 that will provide insight into the opportunities for cultural organizations in Wyoming while developing a greater unified voice for the state’s arts and culture sector.

This effort is designed to build on what we already know: The arts and cultural industries are an economic engine that bring people together,—contributing $1.2B to Wyoming’s economy, employing 1 in 25 Wyomingites, and offering a large and growing potential for economic diversification and quality of life for the places that Wyoming families love to live, learn, work, and play.

Tentative Timelines & Key Dates

Planning Phase (January-March)
Listening Phase (March-July)
Convening Phase (July-October)

Select Resources

Surveying Your Arts Audience (A NEA Research Division Manual)

Taking Out The Guesswork: A Guide to Using Research to Build Arts Audiences by Bob Harlow

NASAA – Interactive Map of State Creative Economy Studies

NASAA – Creative Economy State Profiles

Wyoming Arts Alliance – The Soul of A Community (2016)

National Governors Association – Rural Prosperity Through The Arts & Creative Sector

Harvard Growth Lab – Wyoming Growth Perspective (2023)

Wyoming SoS – Business Database Download

WESTAF – Creative Vitality Suite

Wyoming Arts Council – 2019 Summit Agenda

Wyoming Arts Council – 2022 Strategic Plan

Wyoming Arts Council – Equity Framework

Wallace Foundation – Taking Out The Guesswork by Bob Harlow

State of Utah – 2021 Culture Report

Inspire Washington – Cultural Futures

Wyoming Tourism – Scenic Byways & Backways Brochure

Wyoming Tourism – Itineraries

Wyoming Tourism – Strategic Clarity Overview

Wyoming Business Council – Placemaking Resources

Cast & Crew – The Incentives Program

CCI, Denver Arts & Venues – Colorado Film Study

US BEA & NEA – Key to Arts & Cultural Industries (2021)

Convergence 2011 – Cultural Organization Health Survey Results

American Alliance of Museums – Data Stories

California Arts Council – Equity Challenges in California’s Arts Ecosystem

Elsevier – Resilience, locality and the cultural economy