For over 25 years, Arts Wisconsin has been all about about growing Wisconsin creatively and equitably. This work has never been more important than right now. As Wisconsin’s only independent community cultural development organization, Arts Wisconsin is leading the way to activate creativity as essential to meet the moment and move into the future.
Please make a year-end tax-deductible contribution for 2021, to help Arts Wisconsin move forward and serve with a fierce commitment to optimism, energy, and strategic change.
The arts and creativity provide a means for human expression, processing the unknown, and communicating across cultures. As an industry, the creative sector has leveraged more than $10.1 billion to Wisconsin’s economy and employs over 96,000 of its residents (more jobs than in the state’s beer, biotech, and papermaking industries). Now, the industry needs our help to come back with a flourish. We are proud of the creativity demonstrated in response to the crisis, and of the leadership Arts Wisconsin has provided to champion Wisconsin’s creative sector. 
Your support will strengthen Arts Wisconsin’s:
  • Advocacy for local, state, and federal policy change to ensure access to the arts, culture and creativity for everyone, everywhere in the state.
  • Representation at key stakeholder meetings with public officials, philanthropy, and other centers of power on issues like reopening, equity, access, and inclusion, and sustainability through systems change.
  • Funding Opportunities for the creative sector
  • Technical assistance, professional development, planning and consulting, and resources to help move through the pandemic and beyond.
  • Research on the short term and lasting impact of COVID on the arts, culture and creativity throughout the state.

You can support Arts Wisconsin via:

  • Check payable and send to Arts Wisconsin, Box 1054, Madison, WI 53701-1054
  • Credit card via Mightycause (VISA/MC)
  • PayPal 

Suggested individual membership amount:  whatever you  are able to pay!

Suggested organizational support amounts (based on budget size):

under $25,000 $75.00
$25,001 – $100,000 $150.00
$100,001 – $500,000 $225.00
$500,001 – $1 million $350.00
over $1 million $500.00

These are hard times, and we are all standing witness to a history that will be told for generations. But there’s hope ahead in 2021, and important work to be done to keep Wisconsin’s creative sector moving forward, strong and vibrant.

Arts Wisconsin is proud to promote the work of Wisconsin artists in its year end campaigns.  Our 2020 card:

Mauricio Ramirez is a Milwaukee-based artist who creates contemporary murals, commercial and fine art throughout the United States.
“I create artwork that crosses borders and boundaries. Whether negotiating the identities of clients or corporations, or the intimacies of cultural characteristics within neighborhoods, attention is facilitated with an acute awareness that art in the public space permeates the subconscious.  My more personal artwork is a contribution to the community; frequently a cultural icon that transcends rich intersecting historical and popular culture references that speak to the complex diaspora of the United States. I wholeheartedly believe in the importance of how the visibility of culture can lead to not only the growth of confidence, but also care within our communities.”  
Mural:  Frontline Heroes, 600 West Lincoln Avenue, Milwaukee, 2020.  Acrylic on Cream City Masonry Brick.