Thanks for asking federal reps to invest in the state’s creative assets

Arts Wisconsin is leading the campaign to ask our Congressional representatives to support and invest in the state’s creative assets as additional forms of federal assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond are considered.   If your creative business – for profit and nonprofit – is not yet signed on, please sign on now.  The more voices involved, the more we’ll be heard.

Arts Wisconsin, as the state’s community cultural advocacy and development organization, is asking Wisconsin’s arts sector to join the call for investment that will sustain the sector’s unique capacity to support the local and national economy, uplift the human spirit, animate the issues of our time, and provide lifelong learning.  
 
Join the list of supporters to show unified, equitable, statewide action and support to our representatives.  
 
The letter and the list of requests have been developed by  Americans for the Arts, the national advocacy and service organization, and has been signed by over 100 national and state organizations.
 
According to pre-pandemic research from the US Department of Commerce and the National Endowment for the Arts, the creative sector contributed $877.8 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product, and an impact of $10.1 billion, encompassing over 96,000 full time jobs, for Wisconsin.  Since the pandemic shutdowns began, losses in the sector have already amounted to $8.6 billion nationally and over $34 million here in Wisconsin, and will continue to rise.  The time is now to call for specific recovery and stimulus efforts focused on Wisconsin’s creative sector. 
Feel free to get in touch with Anne Katz, Arts Wisconsin Director, at 608 255 8316 | akatz@artswisconsin.org with questions and comments. 
 
Many thanks for your creativity and good work, especially in these difficult times, and for adding your organization or business to the list.