Draft Strategic Plan and Town Meeting materials

Draft Strategic Plan

FY2019-2021 draft strategic plan [editor’s note: new elements are highlighted in yellow]

The Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) invites public comment on the draft of its strategic plan for Fiscal Year 2019-2021.  The plan is available online at the above link.  Comments will be accepted through April 30, 2018.  Please attend a forthcoming town meeting or send an email with "Plan Comments" in the subject line to artsboard@wisconsin.gov.


In July of 2017, the WAB began a broad-based, inclusive planning process to create a 3-year plan that reflects the diversity of Wisconsin, identifies opportunities and challenges, and shows how best to invest resources while deepening capacity, recognizing emerging arts initiatives, and inspiring participation in and appreciation of WI's arts and creative sector.


In developing this draft, the WAB gathered input and information using various types of assessment tools: an internal data review, key leader interviews, an advisory committee, on-line constituent surveys, Town Meetings held in Superior, Door County, Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Eau Claire, Marinette, and Ironwood, MI, and issue-based forums.   From the analysis of the input gathered, WAB developed a draft that includes long-range strategic directions encapsulated in goals and strategies.  The final version of this plan will guide the WAB's work over the next three years, and will be released to the public in June, 2018.   

Town Meeting Materials

Did you attend a Town Meeting and forget to pick up a handout?   Has your schedule not allowed you to attend a Town Meeting?​  Find the materials here.


Arts and Economic Prosperity 5

  • State of Wisconsin - Full Report
  • State of Wisconsin - One Page Summary
  • One Page Summaries for:
    • City of La Crosse
    • Dane County
    • Door County
    • Eau Claire County
    • Greater Fox Cities Area
    • Green Bay


2017 Creative Industries Reports


Ten Reasons to Support the Arts in...


Programs and Organizations of Interest