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The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for fellowships in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Creative Writing. Fellowships are open to Wyoming residents, and are merit-based awards.

Applications are juried by noted artists and professionals in the field who are from outside the state. The deadline to apply to all fellowships is June 10, 2024. All fellowship recipients will receive a $5,000 award as well as an opportunity to showcase their work in the state. 

The Visual Arts Fellowships are selected based on the artist’s portfolio and honoring work that reflects serious and exceptional investigation. Artists working in any medium may apply. Up to three fellowships may be given each year. Applications must be submitted online through  The jurors for this year’s Visual Arts Fellowships are Libby Garon and Ginger Porcella.

The Performing Arts Fellowships are given to honor excellence in the artists’ field and are based on appropriate media samples and artist statements. Up to four fellowships may be awarded; two in the category of Music and two in the category of Theatre and Dance. Artists may only apply in one category (Music or Theatre and Dance) and applications must be submitted online through https://wyomingartscouncil.submittable.com/submit. The juror for this year’s Performing Arts Fellowship in Theatre and Dance is Cecilia Pang and the juror for the Music category is Craig Hill.

The Creative Writing Fellowships are awards of merit, based on a writer’s body of work, and honoring Wyoming’s literary artists whose work demonstrates exceptional writing. One fellowship will be awarded in each category of Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Fiction, for a total of up to three fellowships. Writers may only submit in one category and applications must be submitted online through  The jurors for this year’s Creative Writing Fellowships are Vauhini Vara for Fiction, Julie Carr for Poetry, and Erika Krouse for Nonfiction. 

Additional information can be found on the Arts Council www.wyomingartscouncil.org. Complete eligibility requirements can be found with each call on Submittable and CaFE.