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 2014 the arts & cultural sector contributed $729.6 billion to (4.2 % of) the U.S. economy. For the first time state level reports are available. Wisconsin's report is here.

We're Seeking Panelists!

Serving as a grant proposal review panelist is an opportunity for arts professionals and community members to help shape a creative Wisconsin by participating in cultural policy in action.  Share your voice! Click here to learn more and apply online.

Strategic Plan/Town Mtgs

Find the preliminary draft of our FY2019-2021 strategic plan here, along with other town meeting materials.

Announcing WAB's 2017-18 Town Meetings and Workshops
The Wisconsin Arts Board is hitting the road again! We're looking for your input as we create the WAB's FY19-21 Strategic Plan, and we're offering workshops on a variety of timely topics. Click here to see the 2017-18 town meeting and workshop schedule.
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2017 Wisconsin Poetry Out Loud Award Winner
In her 3rd state contest, Janessa Gould  achieved her goal decisively winning 2017 Wisconsin State POL finals.
Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Results Announced
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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