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NEA Application Deadlines Approach
The National Endowment for the Arts has made its application guidelines available for its Challenge America Fast-Track and its Art Works grants on the NEA's website, arts.gov. These guidelines are for projects anticipated to take place in 2015. The Challenge America Fast-Track and Art Works programs constitute 75 percent of the NEA's annual direct grantmaking. The deadline for Challenge America Fast-Track applications is May 8, 2014. The deadline for Art Works is July 24, 2014.

Thanks for the Great Response!
The Wisconsin Arts Board staff and board members thank the many people around Wisconsin who reviewed the agency's draft plan, considered it carefully, and then sent their response. The board will consider all input as it works with staff to chart the agency's course for Fiscal Years 2015-2017. The new plan will be publicized by July 1, 2014.

National Endowment for the Arts to award more than $74 million to U.S. nonprofits
Second round of 2014 grantmaking invests in 54 states and territories

Wisconsin Arts Board Congratulates the First 11 Wisconsin NEA Grant Recipients of 2014!
The National Endowment for Arts just announced the winners of its 2014 Art Works and Partnership Award grants, and Wisconsin arts groups attracted $937,000 in federal investment to our state.



Happy 40th Anniversary Wisconsin Arts Board!

On August 2, 1973, then Governor Patrick Lucey signed legislation that brought the Wisconsin Arts Board into existence.  On this our 40th anniversary we look back with thanks to all that made this work possible.

The Wisconsin Arts Board wishes to thank:

  • The artists, creatives, and tradition bearers whose work is the reason we exist.
  • The Wisconsin arts and community organizations with which we partner to deliver programs and services that the citizens value. 
  • The citizens of the State of Wisconsin, and their elected representatives in the Governorís office and legislature, for their investment in our work.
  • The arts teachers, who inspire our children to be creative, to think critically, and to express themselves through the arts.
  • The National Endowment for the Arts, our most enduring and critical partner.
  • The many citizens who have served as members of the Wisconsin Arts Board, who have traveled from all corners of the state to lend their expertise to the stateís policy and planning for the arts.
  • The many people who have served on our peer panels, offering their time, professional expertise, and funding recommendations to the Board.
  • The Arts Boardís professional staff who have put in countless hours and have driven many miles to offer their technical assistance, information, and support.

We will celebrate our 40th Anniversary throughout 2013-14.  Watch for events to be scheduled and new pieces to be added to the anniversary section of our web site.  We encourage you to share your favorite Arts Board-related stories with us via email, Facebook, and Twitter (or the next time you see us in person!).

Hereís to the next 40 years!