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Wisconsin Arts Board!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

Arts Board Event Calendar

WAB Celebrates 50th!

WAB's 50th Anniversary Mark, created by Paul Meinke

The Arts & Wellness

Wellness resources for WI's artists, arts organizations, and creative sector.

Grant Programs

Descriptions of all Wisconsin Arts Board grant programs.

The information and ideas shared with us in our Biennium Field Survey will in turn help us formulate our 2025-2027 agency funding request to the Governor and Legislature.
Please Help Us Make the Case
On March 9th, Riley Saenim won the statewide Wisconsin Poetry Out Loud (POL) Competition held at the MYArts stage in Madison, WI.
Riley Saenim is 2024’s Wisconsin Poetry Out Loud Champion
Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, the 13th Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, will speak to the 2024 Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Lake Geneva on Tuesday, March 12 at 10:45 AM.
NEA Chair Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson to speak to Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism
The WAB turned 50 in August, and we’re celebrating 50 years of public investment in the arts all year long!
The Wisconsin Arts Board hits the road for its 50th Anniversary Celebration statewide tour!
Give the Gift of Wisconsin Art This Season!
WI's nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $933.3 million in economic activity in 2022, states the newly released Arts & Economic Prosperity 6, an economic and social impact study conducted by Americans for the Arts and commissioned by the WAB.
Groundbreaking Study Reveals $933.3 Million of Economic and Social Impact by Wisconsin’s Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector
The Wisconsin Arts Board celebrates its 50th Anniversary in service to the people of Wisconsin.
Arts Board Marks 50 Years of Service to the People of Wisconsin Looking Back, Imagining Forward
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Visit our Arts Partners

National Endowment for the Arts home page

go to the Americans for the Arts home page
go to the Americans for the Arts home page

           go to the Portal Wisconsin website   
        ​ go to our internship opportunities page for more information