An important message from the Board of Directors of Arts Wisconsin:
For nearly thirty years, Arts Wisconsin has been Wisconsin’s leading independent statewide community cultural development organization. Our job has been to activate and encourage a thriving, equitable, creative environment and infrastructure in every corner of the state. We’ve stayed in tune with and ahead of trends, issues and opportunities as the catalyst for creative growth, access, and equity.
We're asking for your support as 2022 begins, with a peek at some exciting news:
In the near future, Arts Wisconsin will evolve to become Create Wisconsin, a new organizational identity building on Arts Wisconsin’s past accomplishments and future promise. Create Wisconsin’s vision, mission, and purpose are to weave together arts, community, and economy, to grow a thriving state with creativity at its core.
There are several ways to show your support:
Use this Mightycause site
From now through Tuesday, March 1, we're participating in The Big Share, an online day of giving hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin. Donating with this link adds to our Big Share total and gives us access to more dollars raised from the community!
Send a check to Arts Wisconsin (payable to), Box 1054, Madison, WI 53701-1054.
Your support is an investment that will make it possible for us to:
Grow strategic alliances, coalitions and partnerships, to strengthen Wisconsin’s artistic and creative infrastructure.
Please join us at this exciting moment, and into the future, by supporting Create Wisconsin.
Why Create Wisconsin? Create Wisconsin is the way forward at this opportune, historic moment in time. We're creating the infrastructure needed to invest in our abundance of creative people, organizations, businesses, and communities, and the next stage in the evolution of Wisconsin’s only independent community cultural development organization. We’ve always been an organization with a broad perspective and engagement from the ground up in every corner of the state. Create Wisconsin will build on that foundational work to expand our reach and impact in advocacy and visibility for creative economic, workforce, and community development; civic engagement; access, equity, and inclusion, towards a strong infrastructure of creative people, organizations and businesses, and communities.
As we create a post-pandemic world, this call to action is more urgent than ever: Wisconsin must invest in its creative economy. Create Wisconsin enables us to deeply engage with Wisconsin's people and communities, partner locally, regionally, and statewide, to ensure access to creative opportunities for everyone, everywhere in the state, and to help us work creatively, strategically, and entrepreneurially to
We’re ready for the opportunities ahead. Watch for exciting updates on Create Wisconsin’s launch, partnerships, and plan of action as we head towards the new year.
Please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org | 608 255 8316) with questions, comments, ideas, and suggestions as we leap into this exciting new evolution of our work. Many thanks for powering Create Wisconsin from the ground up!
Tom Targos, Kenosha, President
Christopher Naumann, Green Bay, VP
Jennifer Stephany, Appleton, Treasurer
Emily Goretski, Madison, Secretary
Mal Montoya, Milwaukee
Carolyn Nelson-Kavajecz, Superior
Zach Vruwink, Rhinelander