WyAA Online Sessions

A Summer of Ideas and Solutions for Artists and Cultural Leaders

Join the Wyoming Arts Alliance for weekly Zoom calls to present and discuss ideas for creative people and organizations to stay strong and to strengthen the Wyoming cultural network. These are subject- and arts discipline-based discussions, hosted and moderated by WyAA and featuring special guests and experts.  (Additional guests will be added to these calls, so check back often!)

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

2:00 pm

How the Arts Will Survive and Thrive

A discussion on COVID-19 effects on the Western States and Wyoming and how artists and organizations are addressing the financial hardships, work and programming shifts.

Bill Lindstrom, Wyoming Arts Alliance (Moderator)
David Holland, Western States Arts Federation
Michael Lange, Wyoming Arts Council

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

2:00 pm

Visual Arts Confab (For Visual Arts Practitioners & Leaders)

An opportunity for Wyoming visual artists and organizations to discuss challenges and solutions.

Wendy Bredehoft, Wyoming Arts Alliance (Co-Moderator)
Sue Sommers, Artist (Co-Moderator)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

2:00 pm

Reopening: Strategies and Realities

Guidelines for reopening is an information rabbit hole. Every business sector has suggestions for post-COVID reopening. We cut through some of the noise and identify relevant arts-friendly information to consider before welcoming patrons and guests back.

Bill Lindstrom, Wyoming Arts Alliance (Moderator)
Karl Musgrave, Wyoming Department of Health
Crystal Young-Otterstrom, Utah Cultural Alliance

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

2:00 pm

Theatre Arts Confab (For Theatre Arts Practitioners & Leaders)

An opportunity for Wyoming theatre artists and organizations to discuss challenges and solutions.

Rita Basom, Wyoming Arts Alliance (Moderator)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

2:00 pm

Blending Virtual and Physical Arts Programming

The short-term future of arts and culture programming is online. Find out what artists and organizations are trying to bring their traditional programming into a virtual space.

Bruce Richardson, Wyoming Arts Alliance (Moderator)
Lindsey Bird Reynolds, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra
Anne Mason, Relative Theatrics

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

2:00 pm

Dance Arts Confab (For Dance Art Practitioners & Leaders)

An opportunity for Wyoming dance artists and organizations to discuss challenges and solutions.

Jo Crandall, Wyoming Arts Alliance (Moderator)
Babs Case, Dancers’ Workshop
Margaret Wilson, University of Wyoming

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

2:00 pm

A New Fundraising Path

Revenue streams for arts and culture have changed . . or disappeared. How are organizations filling funding gaps now and what will sustain a healthy arts ecosystem for the future?

Wendy Bredehoft, Wyoming Arts Alliance (Moderator)
Wendy Fanning, Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

2:00 pm

Music Arts Confab (For Music Practitioners and Leaders)

An opportunity for Wyoming music artists and organizations to discuss challenges and solutions.

Micah Schweizer, Wyoming Arts Alliance (Moderator)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

2:00 pm

The Case for Arts and Culture Advocacy: Part 1

Wyoming’s financial downturn will impact arts and culture organizations at all levels. What can WyAA’s network do to make arts and culture an economic solution to Wyoming’s economic troubles. (Focusing on general arts/culture advocacy)

Wendy Bredehoft, Wyoming Arts Alliance (Moderator)
Shannon Smith & Shawn Reese, Wyoming Humanities Council
Erin Taylor, Taylor Strategies & Consulting

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

2:00 pm

Literary Arts Confab (For Literary Arts Practitioners & Leaders)

An opportunity for Wyoming literary artists and organizations to discuss challenges and solutions.

Bruce Richardson, Wyoming Arts Alliance (Moderator)

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

2:00 pm

The Case for Arts and Culture Advocacy: Part 2

Wyoming’s financial downturn will impact arts and culture organizations at all levels. What can WyAA’s network do to make arts and culture an economic solution to Wyoming’s economic troubles. (Focusing on supporting our state cultural agencies)

Wendy Bredehoft, Wyoming Arts Alliance (Moderator)
Shannon Smith & Shawn Reese, Wyoming Humanities Council
Erin Taylor, Taylor Strategies & Consulting