Contact Wisconsin Arts Board

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Wisconsin Arts Board is located in the Tommy G. Thompson Commerce Building at 201 West Washington Avenue in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. Feel free to drop by, call us at 608/266-0190; Fax: 608/267-0380; E-mail: Wisconsin Arts Board​, or write to us:

Wisconsin Arts Board
PO Box 8690
Madison, WI  53708-8690

Office hours are 7:45 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. As a state agency, our offices are closed all state holidays.

If you have, or are working with someone who has, a visual or cognitive impairment that makes reading the material on this site difficult, please contact our staff so that we can review the material with you.​


​​Staff Listing

​George Tzougros, Executive Director

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Creation & Presentation Grants; Creative Communities Grants – Arts Education Emphasis; Compiler, Wisconsin Arts News; Agency Liaison to Governor’s Office and Legislature as well as the Cultural Coalition of Wisconsin; Governor’s Council on Tourism; Robert E. Gard Wisconsin Idea Foundation; Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education; and the Wisconsin Foundation for the Arts. Chairman of the National Creativity Network.
E​mail: George Tzougros
Phone: 608/267-2006​

Karen Goeschko, Assistant Director for Programs & Services

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Creation & Presentation Grants; Wisconsin Regranting Program; Creative Communities Grants – Local Arts Emphasis; Liaison to Wisconsin Presenters Network, Arts Wisconsin, and Rural Development Council; supervision of staff.
Email: Karen Goeschko
Phone: 608/267-2026 ((


Dale Johnson, Grants and Information Specialist

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Database management and agency data collection systems including online applications as well as interim and final reports; Constituent support; 1st level IT support and liaison for agency information technology systems; Administrative support to Board and agency; Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator. 
Phone: 608/264-8191 (

Kaitlyn Berle, Folk and Traditional Arts Specialist

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Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program; Woodland Indian Arts Initiative; Creative Communities Grants - Folk Arts & Folklife Emphasis, Arts in Education Emphasis.
Email: Kaitlyn Berle​ (
Phone: 608/266-8106​