August 29, 2016
Drum roll, please! We’re pleased to announce that Arts Wisconsin has launched a new blog. We’ve hosted blogs in the past, over our nearly-25 year history, but it’s been a while since the last one. Special thanks to board member Daniel Goscha for proposing and pushing forward the idea and for creating the infrastructure on our website.
We haven’t quite figured out the name: Arts Wisconsin ArtsBlog? ArtsBlog Wisconsin? Lotsa Arts Stuff from Wisconsin? It’s quite fun tossing around possible titles. Eventually we’ll settle on something. We’ll need a cool-looking logo, too (beyond my visual art capacities, for sure, but we’ll come up with something). We can’t promise a hard and fast schedule of posts, but we do promise to share interesting people, places and ideas for you to chew on, from Wisconsin and beyond.
The possibilities are endless. There’s so much “Arts Stuff” (see, I do sort of like that name) going on in every corner of Wisconsin that we won’t run out of things to talk about. Access and equality – the arts for everyone, everywhere…civic engagement through the arts…creative economy development…creative placemaking…creative industries…creativity as a smart investment for Wisconsin…political and policy issues…advocacy and activism…making the case that the arts are not separate from the lives of the people of Wisconsin, but are integral to the health and well-being of every person and every community in the state. Oh, we’ll have a grand time telling those gold tooth stories.
I’ll write some of the blog posts every once in a while, but there are so many other people to hear from. We have a roster of smart, dedicated board members throughout the state who have their stories to tell, and, we’ll invite Wisconsin and other arts, business, education, government, political and civic leaders and community members to share their thoughts and ideas about the transformational impact, benefits and power of the arts in the place they live. Please feel free to shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your ideas, so we can consider featuring your story or insight on the blog as well. The more voices heard from, the better. We’ll connect the blog with our global social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram) and hope you’ll share with your networks, too. It’ll be fun.
Here we go!
Anne Katz, Executive Director