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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.




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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
  
From Black Ash basketry to Norwegian Rosemaling, South Indian classical dance to Native American flute playing, and beyond, the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) is pleased to announce the twelve 2023-2024 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program grant awardees.
Wisconsin Arts Board Announces FY24 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Award Recipients
  
On June 1, 2023, in Executive Session, the Joint Committee on Finance took up Tourism and the Arts Board 2023-2025 Biennial Budget.
Joint Committee on Finance Meeting Update
  
On March 4th, Riley Saenim won the statewide Wisconsin Poetry Out Loud (POL) Competition held on the UW-Madison campus.
2023 Wisconsin Poetry Out Loud Champion
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