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

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Listening Sessions:

Every Friday from mid-March through June, 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.

We are resuming Listening Sessions this fall, with a discipline-specific focus. Our upcoming Listening Sessions schedule is available 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.​​


  • Thursday, October 15, 2020:

    • ​​​9:00 am: Local Arts Councils
    • 10:30 am: Community Theaters
    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Professional Theaters 

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020: 
    • 9:00 am:  Music Organizations (choirs and orchestra/band)
    • 10:30 am:  Museums and Art Centers


  • June 17 - WI Choirs:  recording is here
  • June 12 - WI Dance Organizations: recording is here
  • June 12 - WI Childrens Theater:  recording is here;
  • June 5 - General Listening Session
  • May 29 - WI Symphonies and Chamber Orchestras:  recording is here
  • May 28 - WI Community Theaters-Part 2:  recording is here
  • May 15 - WI Community Theaters:  recording is here
  • May 8 - WI Museums:  recording is here; transcript is here 
  • March/April - General Listening Sessions:  Transcripts can be found 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


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.