Reimagining the Future of the Arts, session #4

The Wisconsin Arts Board and Arts Wisconsin invite you to share ideas, information, and inspiration, in a series of conversations about the (reimagined) future of the arts, culture and creativity throughout our state.

The national series:  The Wallace Foundation has been hosting a five-part national webinar series, “Reimagining the Future of the Arts.” The series brings together a diverse set of leading ex​perts in the field to facilitate conversations around some of the most pressing issues facing the arts sector today, grounded in research commissioned or supported by Wallace.  The first three sessions took place in fall 2020.  The series has started up again in February 2021.

And the Wisconsin series:  Following each Wallace webinar session, Arts Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Arts Board lead a series of conversations on reimagining the future of the arts throughout the state.

Current sessions:

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – Meeting the Needs of Your Communities​​ – Slover Linett Project Director Madeline Smith shared key findings from “Centering the Picture: The role of race & ethnicity in cultural engagement,” which explores how and why Americans of all racial backgrounds connect to arts, culture, and creativity. ​  We’ll post the recording here when it’s available.
  • Friday, March 19, 2021, 9-10 am:    Join Karen Goeschko of the Wisconsin Arts Board and Anne Katz of Arts Wisconsin for a debrief and idea-sharing session.Register in advance for this meeting here After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Both series ask: what will the future be like for nonprofit arts organizations? Strengthening community engagement, inclusion, and organizational health have long been on the minds of nonprofit arts leaders around the country. The global COVID-19 pandemic and the national conversation about racial justice and equity make such questions even more urgent.

To help explore these questions on the statewide and local levels, let’s talk about Wisconsin’s future.  Registration is free for both series.​