Listening sessions, webinars, conferences, grant opportunities

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Virtual events:

  • It’s the NAMM Foundation’s Believe in Music Week! This virtual conference is a global gathering to unify, support and celebrate the people who bring music to the world. Join them for live-streamed content on January 20-21, featuring a mix of comprehensive programming and professional education, as well as an interactive marketplace to connect buyers and sellers. Registration is free and can be found here.

In-person events:

  • Americans for the Arts 2022 Annual Convention – planned for late May 2022 in Washington, DC.  More info when available at


For your review:  catch up on listening sessions, webinars, and other events of interest 

  • Webinar: Advocacy for local ARP funds to the arts, culture, and creativity, Wednesday, July 14,presented by Arts Wisconsin.  Arts Wisconsin presented a webinar on advocacy for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds at the local level for the arts, culture and creativity. Click here for the webinar recording, and a toolkit to help you with advocacy in and for your community.
  • Public Art: Exploring the Possibilities, Thursday, May 27.  A cohort conversation presented by Arts Wisconsin and Wisconsin Arts Board.   Watch for the recording soon.
  • Rural Routes Webinar, 5-6-21, presented by Reedsburg ArtsLink.  More info is at
  • Check out recordings of the great discussions held during Creative Wisconsin Month, April 2021
  • Americans for the Arts presented the 2021 National Arts Action Summit, April 5-9, 2021. Over these five days, advocates gained a depth of knowledge from policy experts at Americans for the Arts and many organizational Partners in an all-virtual setting.       Click here for recordings and other info.
  • Presentations on COVID public health issues and the arts, with Dr. Laura Cassidy, Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), presented by Arts Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Arts Board
  • The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) and the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA) presented a webinar on February 9, 2021, to help people navigate the new Creative Placemaking Public Resources Guide, which offers,
    • a curated selection of federal funding sources that you can use to advance equitable community development
    • examples of initiatives that have transformed local community development efforts through creative partnerships, and
    • practical tips on accessing federal grant programs.
  • Arts Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Arts Board presented a virtual information session for Wisconsin arts organizations with Dr. Laura Cassidy, Professor and Director of Epidemiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, on January 29, 2021Click here for the webinar recording and resource info.
  • “Shuttered Venue Grant” (previously known as “Save Our Stages”) program – presentation by SBA, 1-14-21. Click here for YouTube video.
  • What’s in the new Federal Relief Bill?  Arts Wisconsin Director Anne Katz reviewed the new Federal Pandemic Relief package (click here for info about the legislation) announced by Congress including Federal Unemployment Assistance, a second round of Paycheck Protection Program loans, and the $15 Billion “Save Our Stages” grants for live performance venues, performing arts, movie theaters and museums.  Click here for the session recording and more info.

  • PPP Forgiveness Options and Income Tax Implications on Receiving CARES Act Grants, Loans, or Unemployment Compensation, presented by Americans for the Arts’ Arts Action Fund, 12-18-2020.    To access the recording:
    • Visit the event page
    • Locate the box on the right hand side with the title of the webinar
    • Click on the box
    • Click the orange “View Video” button
  • Scenario planning for arts organizations, 12-18-20, with the Wisconsin Arts Board

See the RESOURCES tab of the event page for additional resources.

  • Town Hall for Wisconsin Artists and Creative Workers on Tuesday, December 1.  A statewide forum to share your insights about what should come next in the recovery and stability of WI’s arts ecosystem.   Hosted by the Wisconsin Arts Board in partnership with Arts Wisconsin, Association of Wisconsin Artists, Backline|gener8tor,|gener8tor, Film Wisconsin, gener8tor, 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 Visual Artists, and the Wisconsin Writers Association.  Town Hall recording here.
  • Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (ASL & Captioned), HowlRound, 3-16-20
  • “COVID-19 Recovery for Community Theatres” – AACT/Hytropy Reverse Disaster, March 31 (recording)
  • “COVID-19 and Your Nonprofit: Crisis Comms, Fundraising and Event Considerations for Challenging Times​” – Tuesday, March 17 (access the webinar here​)
  • We Are Stronger Together: Navigating Crises & Sustaining Healthy Relationships in the Era of Coronavirus” – Wed., March 18 (read the transcript here​; recording coming soon)
  • “Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts” – Performing Arts Readiness, 3-24-20 (access the webinar here)​

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