Creative Economy Council Seeks Project Proposals

A coalition that was formed earlier this year is geared toward growing the arts in Sheridan and Johnson Counties. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

A creative economy study in 2008 indicated that there is potential for growing the arts and culture in Sheridan and Johnson Counties to be a viable economic tool for both communities. The Sheridan Educational and Economic Development Authority applied for and received a grant through the Wyoming Business Council to help plan for that growth.

As part of the planning process, a Creative Economy Council was formed that is made up of representatives from Sheridan College, the Sheridan Artists' Guild, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, the Buffalo Chamber and members of the arts community and general public.

The group has met twice, and is looking to consider project proposals at their third and upcoming meeting next week. SEEDA Administrator Robert Briggs.

The $50,000 planning grant that was awarded in April will be used to hire consultants to help with several creative economy projects. If you'd like to make a project proposal presentation to the council, you can contact Council Chair Susan Bigelow by email at or by phone at 307-674-6446, extension 2861.

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