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WI Cultural Org. Grants

Gov. Evers Announces $5 million COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program. Program guidelines and application available ​here​.  Deadline: Sept. 30, 2020 at 2pm.​

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.

Gov. Evers Announces $5 million COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program
This effort is funded through the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars.
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.
Wisconsin Arts Board Awards Over $500,000 in CARES Act Relief Funds to 110 Wisconsin Arts Organizations
At a special board meeting on July 2, 2020, the Wisconsin Arts Board awarded 110 grants totaling $544,000 in CARES Act funding.
​Two Wisconsin Artists Receive Nation's Highest Honor in the Folk and Traditional Arts
Two of Wisconsin's finest traditional artists, Karen Ann Hoffman (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin) and Wayne Valliere (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe) recognized as National Heritage Fellows by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Wisconsin Arts Listening and Resource Sessions: How Can We Help?
WI’s artists and arts organizations are invited to join Wisconsin Arts Board and Arts Wisconsin staff to share their perspectives on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their work so far, and their recommendations on actions for us to take.