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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

WAB Celebrates 50th!

WAB's 50th Anniversary Mark, created by Paul Meinke

The Arts & Wellness

Wellness resources for WI's artists, arts organizations, and creative sector.

Grant Programs

Descriptions of all Wisconsin Arts Board grant programs.




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The Arts Board is now accepting applications to the Creation and Presentation grant program. This general operating support-type program for arts organizations (with arts at the heart of their mission) has an application deadline of October 10.
FY25 Creation & Presentation Program Now Open
  
If you’ve been able to join us at one of our regional in-person celebrations over the course of these past 11 months, thank you!  It was great to see you there! We’re culminating the year with a Virtual Celebration this month. Please join us!
The Wisconsin Arts Board turned 50 this year!
  
Forty-six (46) Wisconsin non-profit organizations will receive grants for collaborative community arts projects through the Wisconsin Arts Board’s FY2025 Creative Communities grant program.
Wisconsin Arts Board Announces Forty-Six Creative Communities Grant Awards
  
The Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) is pleased to announce this year's eleven Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program grant awardees.
Wisconsin Arts Board Announces FY25 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Award Recipients
  
Arts Midwest is now accepting applications for the Midwest Culture Bearers Award, a $5,000 award that celebrates and supports the work of Midwest culture bearers and folk arts practitioners.
Apply Now! Arts Midwest's Midwest Culture Bearers Award
  
The information and ideas shared with us in our Biennium Field Survey will in turn help us formulate our 2025-2027 agency funding request to the Governor and Legislature.
Please Help Us Make the Case
  
On March 9th, Riley Saenim won the statewide Wisconsin Poetry Out Loud (POL) Competition held at the MYArts stage in Madison, WI.
Riley Saenim is 2024’s Wisconsin Poetry Out Loud Champion
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