The Wisconsin Arts Board is currently accepting Phase 1 applications for Creative Communities project grants

This year's Creative Communities Phase 1 application deadline is 3pm on February 23, 2023.

The Creative Communities grants program (CCP) encourages arts education, cultural understanding, 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.

To access the FY24 Phase 1 application, please visit the Creative Communities page on our website. Once there, please review the information on that page and click on the link to the Creative Communities Phase 1 Guidelines before beginning the online application. The Phase 1 application form is available through the "Apply Here!" link in the top right corner of the page.

If you have questions regarding the Creative Communities - Local Arts component, please contact: Karen Goeschko via email ( or phone at 608/267‐2026. If you have questions about the Folk and Traditional Arts or Arts Education components, contact Kaitlyn Berle via email (​) or phone at 608/266-8106.

If you have technical questions or problems concerning our online forms, please contact: Dale Johnson via email ( or phone at 608/264‐8191.