Arts Action Center

Information and Resources for the Creative Sector re COVID-19

Talking points about the arts, arts education, and creative economy
Wisconsin arts issues
Stories:  Wisconsin’s Creative Sector
National arts issues
General advocacy information and inspiration
Connecting with elected officials and decision-makers
Directories and Information

The times call for creative, pro-active, positive, and vigilant leadership.    Use Arts Wisconsin’s Arts Action Center to stay informed and be involved.

Latest news in the age of COVID-19:

  • Advocacy Briefing:  What’s in the new Federal Relief Bill? 
    On Saturday, March 6, the US Senate passed its amended version of the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion relief package that contained several provisions that will assist the arts sector endure the economic strain caused by the pandemic. The US House is expected to vote to approve this version on Tuesday, March 9, and send it to President Biden to be signed into law.

    The American Rescue Plan includes an extension of federal unemployment programs, more funding and flexibility for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG), an expansion of the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) through the end of 2021, $135 million in arts relief through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and $350 billion in relief to state, county, and municipal governments that could be used for additional relief for the arts sector.

    Click here for more info and we’ll keep you up to date with info as we have it.  Thanks to our colleagues at Arts North Carolina for this summary.

  • At the end of February, Arts Wisconsin released an op-ed about the 2021-2023 state budget proposed by Gov. Evers, and the potential positive impact for Wisconsin’s creative sector.  Click here to read the full op-ed.   When you’ve read it, please take the time to send messages to the Governor thanking him for his proposals and to your legislators asking for their support of Wisconsin’s creative resources.


  • Information and Resources for the Creative Sector re COVID-19 – updated continuously

Talking points about the arts, arts education, and creative economy

Wisconsin arts issues

Stories:  Wisconsin’s Creative Sector

National arts issues – updated often

General advocacy information and inspiration

Connecting with elected officials and decision-makers

Directories and Information

Connecting with candidates during election season

Organizing in your community