MAP Community Application

Purpose
WyAA's mission is to advance a creative and culturally vibrant state, fulfilling its vision of More Art. Better Wyoming.  In support of that mission and vision, WyAA has launched a community-based professional development program, known as the More Arts Project (MAP).  MAP is designed to address the professional development and leadership training needs seen as critical to building a stronger arts ecosystem in Wyoming, as well as improving community and creative development.

Who may participate
Four Wyoming communities will be selected through this application process.  MAP workshops will be offered in these four Wyoming communities in 2021, through a combination of in-person and virtual presentations.  In this second year of the MAP program, WyAA will be looking for representation from every geographic area of the state; clear statements of the application community's unique needs; and, the potential for using what is learned from the community to design future MAP workshops.

Applicant requirements
Community leaders/applicants will work collaboratively with WyAA’s MAP Coordinator in developing a unique professional development curriculum for each community applicant.  Successful community applicants are asked to provide a venue for the in-person workshops, lunch for participants, and promotion of the workshops within the community.  Following the program, participants will also be asked to provide a final report/analysis of their experience.

Deadline/Notification of participants
The deadline for this application is March 5, 2021.  The four successful community applicants will be announced in mid-March during WyAA's virtual Arts Advocacy Event.

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* 1. Please Enter Your Contact Information

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* 2. Why does your community want to participate in the More Arts Project? (Describe your community's cultural & professional development needs.)

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* 3. Provide a description of your community using qualitative descriptions (history, what makes it special, areas of improvement, etc.) and quantitative descriptions (total population, population breakdown: ethnic diversity, age groups, # of cultural organizations, etc.)

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* 4. What role(s) does your organization(s) fulfill within the overall community culture and political scheme?

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* 5. Of the following best practice topics, please rank these key issues that are important to your organization/s and community that may be addressed in a MAP workshop?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Defining Your Mission and Purpose
Strategic Planning
Board Training
Advocacy Training (Local and/or State)
Building Partnerships
Networking and Collaboration
Grants and Fundraising Strategies
Promotion and Marketing

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* 6. What outcomes do you hope to achieve through this MAP training? (Identify strengths it will build)

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* 7. Who will be your essential partners in planning and participating in these MAP workshops?

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* 8. Who will be the community members attending the MAP workshops (i.e. board members, city council and county commissioners, artists, educators, business leaders, etc.)?

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* 9. Do you have any special circumstances WyAA should be aware of in order to make MAP workshops a success in your community?

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