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Web Site:  National Endowment for the Arts Web Site:  PortalWisconsin.Org Web Site: Americans for the Arts Public Awareness Web Site:  Americans for the Arts Web Site:  PortalWisconsin.Org

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Wisconsin Arts Board Workshops
The Wisconsin Arts Board invites you to “Telling Your Story with Pride… and Having the Numbers to Back It Up!” The WAB, in partnership with the Wisconsin Main Street program, will be conducting workshops in a number of communities throughout Wisconsin. During these workshops, participants will look at strategies for collecting relevant information regarding arts-related activities. Discussions will identify other sources of information to complement event data, and provide tips on summarizing and presenting this information in a meaningful way. Workshops will be conducted in Appleton, Door County, Menomonie, Whitewater, Milwaukee, and Madison. There is no charge, but advance registration is requested. Click above to see the full schedule of workshops.

Badger Meter Named One of the Ten Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America
The Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) congratulates Milwaukee-based Badger Meter for being recognized by the Business Committee for the Arts as one of our nation’s top arts friendly businesses.

Wisconsin Folks: Masters of Tradition
Experience the artistry of Wisconsin cultural communities at the May 21, 2016 "Wisconsin Folks: Masters of Tradition" concert. This will be the second annual concert featuring artists from WAB's Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program. Tickets are available through the Stoughton Opera House box office, https://stoughtonoperahouse.ticketforce.com.

Market Your Upcoming Events through the WI Department of Tourism!
While many WI arts organizations already do this, many more have yet to discover the free marketing tools that the WI Department of Tourism provides. It seems appropriate that the WI Arts Board helps promote Tourism's tools during this week's Wisconsin Tourism Week 2016. There is a mid-May deadline to be included in the Fall/Winter Event Guide, but the opportunity to promote your event through their other tools is year-round. To find out more, click above.

WI Arts Board Joins Americans for the Arts’ National Study of the Economic Impact of Spending by Nonprofit Arts
The Arts Mean Business! That is the message being delivered today by the Wisconsin Arts Board, which announced it has joined the Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5, a national study measuring the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. The research study is being conducted by Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit organization advancing the arts and arts education in the United States. It is the fifth study over the past 20 years to measure the impact of arts spending on local jobs, income paid to local residents, and revenue generated to local and state governments. Click on the title to learn more!

Where Can I Find the 2016 Wisconsin Art and Craft Fairs Directory?
Click on the link above and you will be taken to the Order Maps and Guides section of TravelWisconsin.com. Once there, you may download a .pdf copy of the Directory or request a paper copy be sent to you. The Art and Craft Fairs Directory is a month-to-month guide to nearly 200 art and craft fairs held throughout Wisconsin. It includes descriptions, contact information, number of exhibitors, attendance figures and hours. The Directory also highlights ideas for places to experience art in Wisconsin; from art studio tours to public art displays.

 

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Registration Open for WTLC Cultural Tour for Teachers

Deadline: May 5

For the 10th year, WTLC is offering a unique professional development opportunity for K-12 educators. Tour participants will get backstage, in-depth access to distinctive people and places - at community centers and events, factories, farms, restaurants, other businesses, preservation and interpretation projects led by community volunteers, and other sites where local people work, play, worship, study, and create. This four-day cultural tour will sample a variety of communities (Eau Claire, smaller cities, villages, rural areas), skills (photography, interviewing), and themes (foodways, occupations, local arts, ethnic groups, changing cultural landscapes).

Read about the details of this unique opportunity.

Find registration materials on the WTLC website.

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