​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Wisconsin Arts Board – 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.

Art Strengthens USA

Details on the recent "Arts and Creativity Strengthen Our Nation" webinar, presented by WAB and Arts WI, and the newly published guide of the same name created by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies are available here​. 

COVID-19 & the Arts in WI

We have collected resources to help WI's artists, arts organizations, and creative sector as a whole, navigate this challenging time here.

Grant Programs

Descriptions of all Wisconsin Arts Board grant programs may be found here.

Wisconsin Arts Board Announces Thirty-Seven Creative Communities Grant Awards
Thirty-seven (37) Wisconsin non-profit organizations will receive grants for collaborative community arts projects through the Wisconsin Arts Board’s FY2023 Creative Communities grant program.
Wisconsin Arts Board Announces FY23 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Award Recipients
From Black Ash basketry to Norwegian Rosemaling to South Indian classical dance to Slovakian wheat weaving, and beyond, the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) is pleased to announce the ten 2022-2023 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program grant.
WI Arts Board brings you the Arts and Economic Prosperity 6 Study (AEP6)
The Wisconsin Arts Board is excited to partner with Americans for the Arts to announce the launch of Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6), the sixth national study of the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry.
Unique Entity Identifier
In April 2022, all applicants will need a “Unique Entity Identifier” (UEI) instead of a DUNS number
Poetry Out Loud Champion
On March 5th, Jess Davis won the statewide Wisconsin Poetry Out Loud (POL) Competition held on the UW-Madison campus.
Governor Evers Appoints Rafael Francisco Salas to Wisconsin Arts Board
Governor Tony Evers has appointed Rafael Francisco Salas to the Wisconsin Arts Board, the state agency responsible for the support and development of the arts throughout Wisconsin.
Invitation from the Wisconsin Arts Board
​The board and staff members of the Wisconsin Arts Board have seen and heard the immense challenges that Wisconsin’s creative communities have faced over the last two years.