​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

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 are available 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.

Checking- In on 2022 sessions with Wisconsin’s Arts and Creative Sector
Arts Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Arts Board are hosting a series of “Checking-In” sessions in January and February 2022.
Wisconsin Arts Board’s 2021/2022 Town Halls: Call for Public Input on the WAB’s Next Three Years of Activities
The Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) requests your input on its strategic plan for fiscal years 2023 through 2025 (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2025).
Authentic Superior/Northland College Creative Economy Listening Sessions
Are you a farmer, artist, craftsperson, or food producer? If so, you are part of the creative economy and Authentic Superior and Northland College want to hear from you at a series of upcoming listening sessions.
President Biden nominates Maria Rosario Jackson as NEA chair
Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson Nominated to be Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts.
WAB Announces Wisconsin Arts Rescue Program Grant
The Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB), with support from the National Endowment for the Arts through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), will distribute $778,200 through its Wisconsin Arts Rescue grants program...
Creative Aging Workshop
We're excited to share with you some more details for this virtual workshop. Please feel free to share with the artists in your network.
Arts Board on the Move
Ten years ago, the Arts Board moved in with the Department of Tourism.  Now we are moving out together!