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.

New Economic Data

The BEA & NEA released new data revealing that in 2014 the arts & cultural sector contributed $729.6 billion to (4.2 % of) the U.S. economy. For the first time state level reports are available. Wisconsin's report is here.

We're Seeking Panelists!

Serving as a grant proposal review panelist is an opportunity for arts professionals and community members to help shape a creative Wisconsin by participating in cultural policy in action.  Share your voice! Click here to learn more and apply online.

Upcoming Board Meeting

The Wisconsin Arts Board will meet from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm on Friday, May 5, 2017. The meeting will be held at Dream Bank Madison, 1 N Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703. The public and press are welcome to attend.

Host a 2017 WI Science Festival Event!
Each fall, hundreds of venues around Wisconsin participate in the Wisconsin Science Festival, a statewide celebration of the sciences, arts and humanities in Wisconsin. The festival has reached more than 150,000 people since 2011
2017 Wisconsin Poetry Out Loud Award Winner
In her 3rd state contest, Janessa Gould  achieved her goal decisively winning 2017 Wisconsin State POL finals.
​​​​New Arts Board Website!
View a PDF press release for the new Arts Board website.
The Wisconsin Arts Board Joins Americans for the Arts' National Study of the Economic Impact of Spending by Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences
The Arts Mean Business! That is the message being delivered today by the Wisconsin Arts Board, which announced it has joined the Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5, a national study measuring the economic impact...
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