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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.



  
  
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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!
  
Wisconsin Tele-Stories Celebration
Join artist and TimeSlips Tele-Stories project lead, Cris Siqueira, and four Tele-Stories artist facilitators for a celebration of creative connections!
  
Wisconsin Artists and Creative Workers Town Hall 2.0, April 26
The Wisconsin Arts Board and its partners invite you to a second statewide forum to share your insights about what should come next in the recovery and stability of WI’s arts ecosystem.
  
Lauren Broman is Wisconsin’s 2021 Poetry Out Loud Champion
On March 6th, Lauren Broman won the statewide Wisconsin Poetry Out Loud Competition, which was held virtually.
  
The Culture of America: A Cross-Country Visit with the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows
Join us March 4, 2021 to celebrate the 2020 NEA National Heritage Fellowships!