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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.

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 Wednesday night, Governor Evers gave his 2023 - 2025 Biennial Budget Address, the policy and ceremonial beginning of the state’s budget process.
Governor Evers Proposes Historic $100 Million Investment in the Arts
This year's Creative Communities Phase 1 application deadline is 3pm on February 23, 2023.
The Wisconsin Arts Board is currently accepting Phase 1 applications for Creative Communities project grants
​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
From Black Ash basketry to Norwegian Rosemaling to South Indian classical dance to Slovakian wheat weaving, and beyond, the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) is pleased to announce the ten 2022-2023 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program grant awardees.
Wisconsin Arts Board Announces FY23 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Award Recipients
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)
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Visit our Arts Partners

National Endowment for the Arts home page

go to the Americans for the Arts home 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