Arts Wisconsin Inc

A nonprofit organization

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A message from the Board of Directors of Arts Wisconsin :

For over 25 years, the work of Arts Wisconsin has been all about growing Wisconsin creatively. At this moment of crisis at home and beyond, our #1 job is to promote creativity as essential to Wisconsin's future, and help creative businesses, creative sector workers, and communities in every corner of the state as they navigate the road ahead. 

To do this, we need your help. Please make a tax-deductible contribution to Arts Wisconsin, to keep our advocacy and service strong and pro-active as we provide rapid responses, resources, research, and recovery, and revitalization  for Wisconsin's creative businesses and independent artists and performers.

We are all standing witness to a history that will be told for generations. Such a time calls for creativity and resilience as a means for human expression, processing, and communication. No one will be exempted from the impacts of COVID-19. In this moment of crisis, we need to do better than simply live. Help Arts Wisconsin do its work to keep Wisconsin's creative sector healthy and strong.

Many thanks for your support and stay healthy.

Investment in the arts and creativity is an investment in Wisconsin's future.  That's Arts Wisconsin's belief and our message.

Arts Wisconsin is Wisconsin's only independent statewide organization representing the arts, arts education and creative economy in every corner of Wisconsin. Our mission is to ensure that the arts matter to everyone, everywhere in Wisconsin.  We're focused on:

  • raising awareness for the value of the arts, culture and creativity
  • encouraging increased investment in the arts and creativity
  •  advocating for increased availability of arts education for all Wisconsin students
  • keeping residents of Wisconsin culturally informed
  • providing resources for Wisconsin's creative sector to increase artistic, creative and cultural power and impact.

 Arts Wisconsin values the power of creativity and advocates, communicates, educates, facilitates and sustains creativity, innovation, art and culture through local, regional and statewide engagement and action.

The arts are for everyone. The arts bring people together and help communities thrive. Everyone, everywhere in Wisconsin deserves to have the arts in their lives.

 What do we do?

  • We engage in public policy and advocacy.
  • We provide training opportunities and leadership development for arts professionals.
  • We present research on the state of the arts, culture and creative economy in Wisconsin and globally to elected officials at every level.
  • We promote and recognize all arts.
  • We offer management, organization and business education and training.
  • We grow strategic alliances, partnerships and coalitions to broaden and strengthen Wisconsin’s creative resources.

Our values:

  • The instinct to create is universal.
  • The arts are a catalyst for vibrancy and sustainability in Wisconsin’s economic, educational and civic growth.
  • Creativity leads to invention and problem solving in business, discovery, education and community development.
  • The arts unite people by integrating diverse perspectives and distinct forms of cultural expression.
  • The nonprofit arts sector in Wisconsin packs an economic impact of $535 million in communities large and small throughout the state.

Learn more about the arts, arts education and creative economy in Wisconsin:

Learn more about Arts Wisconsin's mission, vision, and purpose.
Here's what Arts Wisconsin is all about:

Organization Data


Organization name

Arts Wisconsin Inc

Tax id (EIN)



Arts & Culture Community Economic Development


PO BOX 1054


(608) 255-8316

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