Wisconsin Arts Board Strategic Plan for 2012 - 2014: Revised
On March 1, 2011, Governor Walker released his FY12-13 state budget proposal. The proposal included a 73% decrease in the state's investment in the work of the Wisconsin Arts Board. On May 5, 2011, the Joint Committee on Finance proposed a 66% decrease. Given these actions, the 15 member Wisconsin Arts Board recognized the need to revise its strategic plan. Staff and board conducted a well-attended series of 9 town meetings around the state in the fall of 2011, and the input gathered from those meetings as well as from meetings with other partners and ongoing feedback from constituents, led in turn to this revised agency plan. During the revision process, the board realized that most of the "bones" of the original plan were sound, and it was at the strategy and staff-workplan level that most changes would be required.
Drafting the Strategic Plan for 2012 - 2014: Original
Every three years, the Wisconsin Arts Board engages people around the state in strategically planning for the agency's future activities and programs.
As we began that process for Fiscal Years 2012 - 2014, the board committed to engaging those whom our mission is designed to serve.
In order to do so, members of the staff and board traveled the state in September - November of 2010 in a series of town meetings designed to encourage broad input on the upcoming strategic plan, to learn more about what constituents know, and share more about what we know related to the arts in Wisconsin. Because we recognized the vital role of creativity in education, the visits to most communities also included time to connect with the local education community.
- Green Bay – Sept 10 and Dec 6
- Madison – Oct 5
- Kenosha – Oct 6
- Milwaukee – Oct 7
- LaCrosse – Oct 8
- Wausau – Oct 12
- Rhinelander – Oct 13
- Superior – Oct 14
- Appleton – Nov 8
- Janesville/Beloit – Nov 11
For more information on these town meetings, please visit this page.
The Wisconsin Arts Board is the state agency which nurtures creativity, cultivates expression, promotes the arts, supports the arts in education, stimulates community and economic development and serves as a resource for people of every culture and heritage.
We also invited those who could not attend any of the "in person" meetings listed above to consider and comment on the draft plan, to provide suggestions regarding Arts Board programs and services, and to tell us about the opportunities that they foresaw related to their art-work, arts organization, or community. We encouraged them to do so by emailing email@example.com.
Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012