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Documents and Policies


  • As a hub for arts and culture in Jackson Hole, Center for the Arts is a popular location for photographers. While personal photography is encouraged at The Center, it must be conducted without disruption to events or other visitors.



    Personal photography and videography during events in The Center Theater is not permitted unless authorized by the Presenting Organization. Photography of special exhibitions or works of art is subject to advanced authorization by the artist(s). Casual photography is permitted around The Center’s campus subject to the following conditions.

    Visitors may:

    Take casual photos for personal use only.

    Use handheld cameras, cellphones, and tablets with the flash turned off.

    Post images from their visits on personal social media sites as long as they are not used for commercial purposes.

    Visitors may NOT:

    Use tripods, lights, selfie sticks, drones, or other external equipment.

    Sell or publish the images.

    Use the images to promote any outside product or service.

    Block hallways, doorways, walkways, or other high traffic areas.

    Visitors must:

    Maintain a safe, non-touching distance from all artwork.

    Respect other visitors enjoying The Center.

    Center staff have the authority to approach and verify the intent of all photography on The Center campus.


    Photo shoots that are works for hire, involve client photography, or involve the exchange of money for a service rendered require approval and are subject to a site-use fee. Such use includes but is not limited to wedding or engagement photos, professional headshots, senior or prom pictures, and family portraits. Please note:

    Portrait photography must not disrupt Center operations or visitor experience.

    Some works of art on our campus may be under copyright. Additional information will be provided upon request.

    Indoor shoots are allowed only in lobby spaces, galleries, and other public areas.

    All external equipment such as tripods, lights, and props must be approved in advance.

    If you have rented a portion of the facility for an event, no additional fee applies for photography as long as it remains within the confines of your rental.


    Photography and film shoots for commercial purposes must be approved and scheduled in advance. This policy applies to all advertising (print, online, broadcast), retail merchandising, promotional materials, extended web usage, filming for movies, documentaries, or television (other than editorial footage), and photography for books or products intended for sale. Commercial shoots are subject to a site-use fee as well as insurance and liability requirements. If any copyrighted artworks appear in the photos or film shoot, it is the user’s responsibility to obtain necessary permissions and pay required fees to the artist, estate, or rights representative for any commercial use of copyrighted material.

    The Center reserves the right to review all requests and approve or deny them at our sole discretion.


    Members of the media may photograph or film on The Center campus for the purposes of news coverage. Arrangements must be made in advance with the Marketing Director or Event Services Director. Media shoots require a Center staff member escort.


    Personal photographs may not be published, sold, or otherwise distributed for commercial purposes. The Center reserves the right to withhold or withdraw permission to photograph on the premises for any reason. Failure to adhere to these guidelines or staff direction may result in being asked to cease activities and/or leave the premises.

    Questions? Please contact us:

    307-734-8956; [email protected]

    *Please allow at least five business days for our staff to process your request.

  • 100% GREEN POWER

    Thanks to Energy Conservation Works and Lower Valley Energy’s Green Power Program, Center for the Arts is able to run their business on 100% Local Green Power generated by Horse Butte Wind Farm (ID), Pleasant Valley Wind Farm (WY) and micro-hydro projects on Strawberry Creek (WY) and Swift Creek (WY). By making the switch, The Center ensures that the energy use in the facility is carbon neutral and regionally produced. Sign your home or business up for green power here.


    Center for the Arts received a grant from Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling through the Community Partnerships grant process. This money went towards the installation of recycling receptacles throughout the building, educational efforts and signage. These actions coupled together were key. Though they had a greater capacity for recycling, educating tenants and visitors led to better sorting and break down of recycling thus cutting back pickups from three times a week to once per week, both saving carbon emissions and money.

    With the installation of refillable water stations throughout the building, Center for the Arts has cut back plastic water bottle usage enormously. The next time you’re here for a show, bring your own!

    The Art Association of Jackson Hole, a Resident of the building, has also contributed to decreasing waste on campus through the installation of a dishwasher. This addition has made the use of reusable cups, plates, and flatware possible during community events in the space.


    In 2015, Center for the Arts was recognized for its efforts in sustainability by Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling, meeting the requirements for a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Business leader in the community.


    Like Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling, Lower Valley Energy partnered with Center for the Arts to complete an $88,000 lighting project, replacing all non-theater lighting with LED bulbs. LEDs are incredibly efficient, using 75% less energy than incandescent and lasting 25 times longer. Lower Valley Energy is committed to helping local businesses with efficiency initiatives. Find out more here.


    Sometimes it really is as simple as turning down the thermostat. Center for the Arts decreased their natural gas usage by turning down the heat in the winter, and powering off the boilers in the summer, saving over 45,600 therms in 10 years. This is the carbon emissions equivalent of taking 51 cars off of the road.

    Using the $60,000 savings from turning down the heat, The Center installed a new HVAC controls system that made Residents and guests more comfortable during events and performances and saved even more energy, a win-win.