Program Descriptions for Individuals
Become an Arts Board Panel Advisor.
Use the PDF form, above, to identify yourself or someone else as a potential Wisconsin Arts Board panel advisor.
Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program
Folk Arts Apprenticeship awards are $3,000 grants that support respected master traditional folk artists in teaching their skills to committed and talented apprentices. If you would like to study with a Wisconsin traditional artisan, musician, singer, dancer or storyteller, or if you are a locally respected traditional folk artist who would like to teach your knowledge to others, the Wisconsin Arts Board may be able to support this activity.
Next Deadline: March 5, 2014
Program Descriptions for Organizations
Creation and Presentation Grants
Creation and Presentation grants provide artistic program and operational support to established nonprofit arts organizations whose primary mission is to create or present ongoing arts programming that makes a significant local, regional, or statewide impact on the cultural life of Wisconsin, and that furthers the Arts Board’s community development and arts education goals.
Next Deadline: October 15, 2013
Creative Communities Grants
The Creative Communities grants program encourages arts education and community arts development in Wisconsin. It provides support for projects that further the Arts Board’s goals in the following three areas: Arts Education; Folk and Traditional Arts; and Local Arts. The application is in two phases.
Next Deadline for Phase 1 Applications: February 7, 2014
Wisconsin Regranting Program
The Wisconsin Arts Board’s Regranting Program provides funds to local arts agencies and their partner community foundations around the state. These groups then regrant the funds for arts-related projects in their own communities. Click here for a list of the Arts Board’s current Regranting Program partner organizations.
Artist and Community Collaborations Grant
order to encourage more collaborative projects between artists and
their communities, funds are available for artists to develop special
projects in collaboration with a community-based organization partner.
Artist Fellowship Awards
Fellowship Awards provide unrestricted funds to recognize the
significant contributions of outstanding, professionally active
Cultural Facilities Assistance Program
purpose of the Wisconsin Arts Board’s Cultural Facilities Assistance
Program is to help Wisconsin’s new performing arts presenters to meet
the needs of their communities. Specifically the program will help new
presenters to: learn more about the field of presenting the performing
arts; increase access to the resources needed to present their work
effectively; strengthen organizational capacity, staff, and boards;
conduct community assessments; and present one artist from beyond the
local community in a performance.
Phantom Art Galleries – Wisconsin
purpose of the “Phantom Art Galleries – Wisconsin” Pilot Program is to
encourage artists, arts professionals, and arts organizations to partner
with downtown development entities (and vice versa) in order to
revitalize their downtowns. Specifically, the program will provide grant
recipients with funding and technical assistance to turn vacant
downtown storefronts into temporary art galleries. In doing so, the
empty downtown spaces are revitalized, and local/regional Wisconsin
artists have access to non-traditional spaces in which to show their
* Deadlines falling on a weekend or holiday are moved to the next business day.
Grant Proposal Writing Workshop - Mock Application Materials
Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013