Wisconsin Arts Listening and Resource Sessions: How Can We Help?

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Listening Sessions:

On many Fridays throughout 2020, we invited WI's arts commnity to join us in a conversation with Wisconsin Arts Board Director George Tzougros, Assistant Director Karen Goeschko, and Arts Wisconsin Director Anne Katz about the needs of Wisconsin’s arts secto​r during the COVID-19 crisis, and recommendations for action.

The recordings and written notes from those sessions can be found below. (Thanks to UW-Stevens Point arts administration student, Kiera Bair, for her note-taking expertise.)  We resume those essions in February, 2021 with our partner, Arts Wisconsin. Dates will be posted below.  If you have something to share, please don't hesitate to contact us at artsboard@wisconsin.gov. (Please put "Listening Session" in the subject line.)


Use the link or dial-in information below to join:
To participate in any/all sessions, go to www.zoom.us/j/4601378823
Phone: +1 312 626 6799 | meeting ID: 460 137 8823
Registration is not required.​​

​UPCOMING LISTENING SESSIONS

  • February, 2021 dates TBD

    ​PAST LISTENING SESSIONS:

    • November 6 - Listening Session: notes are here
    • October 22 - WI Art Museums and Visual Art Centers: notes are here
    • October 22 - WI Music Organizations (choirs, orchestras, bands): notes are here
    • October 15 - WI Local Arts Councils: notes are here
    • October 15 - WI Community Theaters: notes are here
    • Ocober 15 - WI Professional Theaters: notes are here
    • October 2 - Listening Session: notes are here
    • September 11 - Listening Session: notes are here
    • August 28 - Listening Session: notes are here
    • August 14 - Listening Session: notes are here
    • July 31 - Listening Session: notes are here
    • July 17 - Listening Session: notes are here
    • June 17 - WI Choirs:  recording is here; notes are here
    • June 12 - WI Dance Organizations: recording is here; notes are here
    • June 12 - WI Childrens Theaters:  recording is here; notes are here
    • June 5 - General Listening Session: notes are here
    • May 29 - WI Symphonies and Chamber Orchestras:  recording is here; notes are here
    • May 28 - WI Community Theaters-Part 2:  recording is here​; notes are here
    • May 15 - WI Community Theaters:  recording is here; Notes are here
    • May 8 - WI Museums:  recording is here; Notes are here 
    • April, 2020 - General Listening Sessions:  Notes are here
    • March, 2020 - General Listening Sessions:  Notes are here

    Resource Sessions:

    From time to time, the WI Arts Board and Arts WI join together to produce Resource Sessions on timely topics designed to help WI's arts sector move through this pandemic.  When we do, we post them here.  

    Please check back at the end of July for a list of the upcoming sessions. 

    To participate, go to www.zoom.us/j/4601378823
    Enter Meeting ID: 460-137-8823
    Phone: +1 312 626 6799 | meeting ID: 460 137 8823

    ​PAST RESOURCE SESSIONS:  ​

    What is the unique role of arts / culture organizations and makers for our vulnerable elders in this moment? 
    Anne Basting, director of Timeslips, UW-Milwaukee professor, and MacArthur Fellow, focuses on Wisconsin for this webinar, and looks at broader examples to inspire and model potential collaborations and lasting changes. Notes available here​.

    The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Public Affairs Specialist for Wisconsin, Shirah Rachel Apple, an artist and arts appreciator, talks with Wisconsin’s creative sector about navigating the SBA’s new loan and debt relief resources.   
    Power Point available here
    For detailed information on SBA programs for the coronavirus, visit www.sba.gov/coronavirus.