​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 Tele-Stories Celebration
Join artist and TimeSlips Tele-Stories project lead, Cris Siqueira, and four Tele-Stories artist facilitators for a celebration of creative connections!
Wisconsin Artists and Creative Workers Town Hall 2.0, April 26
The Wisconsin Arts Board and its partners invite you to a second statewide forum to share your insights about what should come next in the recovery and stability of WI’s arts ecosystem.
Lauren Broman is Wisconsin’s 2021 Poetry Out Loud Champion
On March 6th, Lauren Broman won the statewide Wisconsin Poetry Out Loud Competition, which was held virtually.
The Wisconsin Arts Board and TimeSlips are recruiting four Community-Engaged Artists Interested in Engaging Older Adults
The application deadline is April 1, 2021.
The Culture of America: A Cross-Country Visit with the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows
Join us March 4, 2021 to celebrate the 2020 NEA National Heritage Fellowships!
Arts ARE Education National Campaign
In January 2021 the “Arts ARE Education” campaign launched with a public announcement during the National Association of Music Manufacturers’ “Believe in Music” Week.
Arts and Culture in a Pandemic: An Existential Threat
COVID-19 has brought huge challenges for artists & arts organizations in WI. The Wisconsin Policy Forum’s recent report details how our sector has been among the hardest hit, while receiving the lowest level of state support in the nation.