Information and Resources for the Creative Sector re COVID-19

Arts Wisconsin is working tirelessly to keep Wisconsin’s creative economy strong at this moment of crisis.  Please get in touch with questions and comments at   This site is updated continuously.


Click for info on: General health and safety | Organization resource pages | Guides to re-opening, re-emergence, and revitalization | Webinars and sessions for arts organizations and constituents​ | Stories from the field | Media |  Supporting Wisconsin’s creative businesses and workers

General health and safety information:

Organization resource pages

Resources – funding and opportunities

Stories from the field: creative sector response to the pandemic

Webinars and listening sessions 


Supporting Wisconsin’s arts organizations and creative workers:

  • If there is a cancellation of live events and if you receive a refund, consider donating the refund to the presenting organization
  • Consider becoming a member or sustaining donor to your favorite performing arts organization
  • Support individual artists by purchasing music, merchandise, gift cards, and tickets to future events
  • Social service organizations like food banks need your help! With volunteer groups cancelling and donations declining, food banks like Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin need people to help sort food at this time when demand will spike. If you are able and healthy, please consider volunteering. Reach out to your local food bank to see what their policies are to ensure the safety of their clients, food supply, and volunteers. If you would like to help in other ways, please consider donating cash rather than food. Due to their scale, food banks can buy more of the types of food they need with your cash donation than you can buy at the store with the same money.
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Person by person and community by community, the impact of COVID-19 is variable and rapidly changing. We will face this challenging time together, locally and nationally.