Wyoming Art’s Council ArtsLearning Innovation Award accepting nominations

WYOMING — The Wyoming Arts Council today announced that nominations are open for the Arts Learning Innovations Award that recognizes a distinguished Wyoming arts educator.

The Arts Learning Innovations Award seeks to celebrate a Wyoming K-12 arts educator who is utilizing new and innovative ways to incorporate arts in their classroom or in an online environment. Nominations are accepted for educators in all artistic disciplines including, theater, dance, visual, literary, and performing arts.

Wyoming licensed and certified arts educators in any art discipline – theater, dance, visual, literary, and performing arts are eligible. Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination and educators that meet the criteria may nominate themselves. Applications are due by Aug. 16, 2021. Nominations are submitted through the online nomination form located at https://wyoarts.state.wy.us/wac-program/artseducation/.

The form can also be downloaded at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdiwbbNSYW3b_mjB4H0hgEc9ZbyUJTa5xv4SaSpv8BuMNGM7w/viewform.

For those nominations that are not completed online, please email completed nomination forms to mary.billiter1@wyo.gov. A committee of Wyoming Arts Council board members and staff will select the recipient of this award.

The award was established in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Education. The Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference will be held virtually from Sept. 30 through Oct. 1 and honors outstanding educators that are incorporating digital learning into their work.

As a supporter and partner in arts education, the Wyoming Arts Council says they are dedicated to making the arts fundamental to education, particularly in supporting programs that serve Pre-K – 12 students. The Wyoming Arts Council established the Arts Learning Innovations Award to promote awareness and appreciation of arts educators, recognizing their creativity, talent, and leadership in education.

The recipient of the award will be notified by the Wyoming Arts Council and will receive an Amazon gift card and free registration to attend the 2021 Wyoming Innovations in Learning Virtual Conference where they will be recognized during the awards ceremony.

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Jacob Gore was born and raised in Cheyenne, the capital city of Wyoming. As a proud Wyomingite, he loves to share his home with visitors from around the world. Spending years in Jackson and Alaska as an interpretive nature guide, he remains a photographer, traveler, storyteller, and avid hobbyist of all-things outdoors. Jacob enjoys bridging the connection between Jackson and the rest of the state.

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