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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.

The Wisconsin Arts Board celebrates its 50th Anniversary in service to the people of Wisconsin.
Arts Board Marks 50 Years of Service to the People of Wisconsin Looking Back, Imagining Forward
From Black Ash basketry to Norwegian Rosemaling, South Indian classical dance to Native American flute playing, and beyond, the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) is pleased to announce the twelve 2023-2024 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program grant awardees.
Wisconsin Arts Board Announces FY24 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Award Recipients
On June 1, 2023, in Executive Session, the Joint Committee on Finance took up Tourism and the Arts Board 2023-2025 Biennial Budget.
Joint Committee on Finance Meeting Update
On March 4th, Riley Saenim won the statewide Wisconsin Poetry Out Loud (POL) Competition held on the UW-Madison campus.
2023 Wisconsin Poetry Out Loud Champion
On Wednesday night, Governor Evers gave his 2023 - 2025 Biennial Budget Address, the policy and ceremonial beginning of the state’s budget process.
Governor Evers Proposes Historic $100 Million Investment in the Arts
​The Wisconsin Arts Board and Wisconsin Humanities are proud to announce that Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed October Arts and Humanities Month in Wisconsin.
Governor Evers Proclaims October Arts and Humanities Month in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Arts Board is excited to partner with Americans for the Arts to announce the launch of Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6), the sixth national study of the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry.
WI Arts Board brings you the Arts and Economic Prosperity 6 Study (AEP6)
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National Endowment for the Arts home page

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