​​​​​​​​​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 2017 the arts & cultural sector contributed $877.8 billion to the U.S. economy, which represents 4.5% of GDP. State level reports are also available. Wisconsin's report is 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.

Wisconsin Arts Board Awards Over $500,000 in CARES Act Relief Funds to 110 Wisconsin Arts Organizations
At a special board meeting on July 2, 2020, the Wisconsin Arts Board awarded 110 grants totaling $544,000 in CARES Act funding.
National Endowment for the Arts Approves Arts Organizations for CARES Act Funding
The Wisconsin Arts Board congratulates the Wisconsin recipients of direct NEA CARES Act support
​Two Wisconsin Artists Receive Nation's Highest Honor in the Folk and Traditional Arts
Two of Wisconsin's finest traditional artists, Karen Ann Hoffman (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin) and Wayne Valliere (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe) recognized as National Heritage Fellows by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Wisconsin Arts Listening and Resource Sessions: How Can We Help?
WI’s artists and arts organizations are invited to join Wisconsin Arts Board and Arts Wisconsin staff to share their perspectives on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their work so far, and their recommendations on actions for us to take.
Governor Evers Appoints New Wisconsin Arts Board Members
Governor Tony Evers has appointed three new board members – and reappointed another – to the Wisconsin Arts Board.