​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

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!
COVID-19 Part 2
Webinar:  COVID-19 Public Health Issues and the Arts, part 2 – Thursday, February 25, 9-10 am.
WI Artist Town Hall
Over 250 artists responded to the call that the WI Arts Board and its 14 partner co-hosts put out to share artist insights about what should come next in the recovery and stability of WI’s arts ecosystem.
Cultural Organizations Recieve $15 million
State of Wisconsin invests an additional $15 million of CARES Act funding in WI’s critical cultural organizations.
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.