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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

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.

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.

Grant Programs

Descriptions of all Wisconsin Arts Board grant programs.

​The Wisconsin Arts Board and Wisconsin Humanities are proud to announce that Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed October Arts and Humanities Month in Wisconsin.
Governor Evers Proclaims October Arts and Humanities Month in Wisconsin
Thirty-seven (37) Wisconsin non-profit organizations will receive grants for collaborative community arts projects through the Wisconsin Arts Board’s FY2023 Creative Communities grant program.
Wisconsin Arts Board Announces Thirty-Seven Creative Communities Grant Awards
The Wisconsin Arts Board is excited to partner with Americans for the Arts to announce the launch of Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6), the sixth national study of the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry.
WI Arts Board brings you the Arts and Economic Prosperity 6 Study (AEP6)
In April 2022, all applicants will need a “Unique Entity Identifier” (UEI) instead of a DUNS number
Unique Entity Identifier
On March 5th, Jess Davis won the statewide Wisconsin Poetry Out Loud (POL) Competition held on the UW-Madison campus.
Poetry Out Loud Champion
Governor Tony Evers has appointed Rafael Francisco Salas to the Wisconsin Arts Board, the state agency responsible for the support and development of the arts throughout Wisconsin.
Governor Evers Appoints Rafael Francisco Salas to Wisconsin Arts Board
​The board and staff members of the Wisconsin Arts Board have seen and heard the immense challenges that Wisconsin’s creative communities have faced over the last two years.
Invitation from the Wisconsin Arts Board
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Visit our arts partners

National Endowment for the Arts home page
go to the National Arts Education campaign website
  go to the Cultural Coalition of WI web page
go to the Americans for the Arts home page  

           go to the Portal Wisconsin website  
         go to our internship opportunities page for more information