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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.

New Economic Data


The BEA & NEA released new data revealing that in 2015 the arts & cultural sector contributed $763.6 billion to (4.2 % of) the U.S. economy. State level reports are also available. Wisconsin's report is here.

WI Poetry Out Loud 3/10


Wisconsin's State Poetry Out Loud Competition will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm.  Learn more about the National and WI Poetry Out Loud here

Strategic Plan


Thanks to everyone for their input into our FY2019-2021 strategic plan!  Find it here, along with our town meeting materials.

 
  
  
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2018 Wisconsin Poetry Out Loud Award Winner
Myles Walker wins 2018 Wisconsin Poetry Out Loud State Finals
  
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Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Results Announced - June 2017
The Wisconsin Arts Board joins Americans for the Arts in announcing the results of a comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry conducted in Wisconsin over the past two years.
  
2017 Wisconsin Science Festival A Success! 2018 Festival Dates Set
This year's Wisconsin Science Festival was held November 2–5, and Festival organizers thank all of the volunteers, sponsors, presenters and participants who helped make the 2017 Wisconsin Science Festival the best yet!

Creation and Presentation Panel Meeting

The Peer Review Panel for Music Applications will meet at the WAB Offices in Madison on Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17, 2017. 

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