Creative Wisconsin Month – Event Schedule

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See below for recordings of advocacy trainings, panel discussions, workshops, and roundtable meetings during Creative Wisconsin Month, April 2021.   

  • Friday, April 2:   
    • Jumpstart Your Creative Goals with Angela Johnson, presented by Dane Arts Buy Local.  This interactive session explored how to move towards your goals through creative discussion, journaling and mindmapping.  “There is an artist in everyone. You may just not have discovered yours yet.” – Angela Johnson   Click here for the recording.
  • Tuesday, April 6, 10 – 11 am CT: Advocacy 101 and beyond
    Anne Katz, Arts Wisconsin Director, provides a “backstage” look at the 2021-2023 state budget process, initiatives for investment, and making the case for the public value of the arts.   Click here for the recording.
  • Wednesday, April 14:  Making and Maintaining Professional Connections for Artists | Panel with DABL Market Artists, presented by Dane Arts Buy Local.   Join DABL Market artists who have found success in cultivating and maintaining professional connections and subsequent commission workClick here for the recording.
  • Wednesday, April 14:  Bootstrapping Your New Venture:  How to turn your tiny budget into a successful non-profit or for-profit company, presented by CheqYes.  Discussion with Erin Hutchinson of Authentic Superior about how to get your business idea including non-profits, off the ground with a limited budget.  Click here for the recording.
  • Thursday, April 15: Your community can do it too –  creative community planning for the 21st century 
    Cultural planning is all about strategically recognizing and making the most of cultural resources in and for a community.  The economic development world knows that the arts and culture provide vitality to a community and has important economic and social spinoffs.  Cultural planning is growing as a force in large and small communities throughout Wisconsin.   Click here for the recording and click here for resources  
  • Monday, April 19:  Civic Entertainment: Making Democracy a Little More Fun.  Kristin Brey of As Goes Wisconsin and Libby Falck of Forward Labs talk about their work to deliver civic learning through laughter and play.   Watch the session on Facebook Live.
  • Tuesday, April 20, Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism breakout sessions:
  • Friday, April 23, 11 am – 12 noon CT:   Young Arts Leaders, making creative careers and lives
    Hear from young Wisconsin creative sector leaders about their aspirations, plans, and ideas as they start their careers at this unprecedented moment in time.  Watch the Zoom recording here.

    • Facilitator:  Jillian Johnson, Director, Conservatory Programming & Community Outreach, Lawrence University, Appleton.  UW Whitewater, BA in Music, minors in Arts Administration and Theatre, MA in Arts Administration, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
    • Taeli Reistad, MA Arts and Creative Enterprise Leadership, May 2021, UW-Madison Wisconsin School of Business, Bolz Center for Arts Administration
    • Molly Wirz, MS in Human Ecology, May 2021, UW-Madison School of Human Ecology
    • Ka Yang, BA in Arts Management, Minor in Business Administration, May 2021, UW-Stevens Point College of Fine Arts and Communication
  • Monday, April 26, 4-5:30 pm:  Artists/Creative Workers Town Hall 2.0.   You are invited to a second statewide forum to share your insights about what should come next in the recovery and stability of WI’s arts ecosystem.  Partners in this effort:  Arts Wisconsin, Association of Wisconsin Artists, Film Wisconsin, gener8tor art, gener8tor music, Imagine MKE, Mary Nohl Fellowships, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Wisconsin Alliance of Composers, Wisconsin Dance Council, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Wisconsin Arts Board, Wisconsin Visual Artists, and the Wisconsin Writers Association.   Watch the Zoom recording here.
  • Tuesday, April 27, 1-2 pm CT:  Artistry Meets Advocacy, hosted by Wisconsin Visual Artists in collaboration with Arts Wisconsin. Watch the recording herePowerhouse leaders throughout the Wisconsin art community discuss the ways in which artists can be advocates for themselves as well as others through their work, actions, and organizations.   Featured voices:
    • Jenie Gao | Artist/Entrepreneur, President, Wisconsin Visual Artists
    • Katie Avila Loughmiller | Artist, Co-founder, LUNA (Latinas Unidas eN las Artes) and Head Space
    • Stacey Burkhart | Artist, Co-founder, SAGE Green Bay
    • Teena Wilder | Artist, Organizer/Assistant for Freedom, Inc.
  • Wednesday, April 28:  State of Arts and Creative Sector Funding in Wisconsin, one year later, co-presented by Arts Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Philanthropy Network.  To say that Wisconsin’s arts sector has been in flux throughout this pandemic year is an understatement.  With cancellations and shutdowns affecting almost all arts businesses and workers, funding sources including CARES Act, Save Our Stages, special public funding programs, and private grant opportunities have kept the work and the people going, in many ways.  This panel of experts from several different corners of the funding universe will offer their observations on the year past and the year ahead. This panel of experts from several different corners of the funding universe offered their observations on the year past and the year ahead.  Watch the recording here.  Access Passcode: cs!.gEB9
    • Facilitator:  George Tzougros, Director, Wisconsin Arts Board
    • Jason Anderson, Director, Pablo Center for the Arts, Eau Claire/Wisconsin Chair, National Independent Venue Association (NIVA)
    • Lisa Caesar, COO, No Studios/Director, No Studios Artists Grants, Milwaukee www.nostudios.org
    • Barbara Wanzo, Director, Black Arts MKE, Milwaukee
  • Thursday, April 29, 2021:  Shaping Downtown after COVID-19
    How did Ithaca, New York – an isolated college town in the hills of Central New York State – assemble the economic development tools, talent and relationships to shape its downtown as a treasured part of the community? What can economic development leaders from Appleton, Eau Claire, and La Crosse, Wisconsin, share about the outlook for their downtowns during and after the pandemic? What can these cities learn from each other and the ideas shared by the participants? Recording coming soon.
    Friday, April 30:  The Business of Art and The Art of Business | Panel with Wisconsin arts organization leaders, presented by Dane Arts Buy Local

    Join Christina Brungardt (MMOCA), Brenda Devita (American Players Theatre), and Joe Loehnis (Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra) for a conversation about the business of the arts and the art of business.  Featuring music by Beth Kille.  Watch the recording here.

as of 5-5-21