What happens when I submit this questionnaire?
When the Arts Board receives your completed questionnaire and accompanying resume, your name (or the name of a person you nominate) will be entered in the Panelist Database. You will be considered for an appointment to an Arts Board panel as staff members prepare to put panels together. If you are interested in serving on a particular type of panel, please check the appropriate box on the questionnaire. Otherwise, the Arts Board will invite panelists to serve base on their background and experience.
Panelists will be contacted by phone or letter when they are being considered for appointment to a panel.
What about conflicts of interest?
Wisconsin Arts Board members, staff and panelists are required to withdraw from consideration of a proposal affecting an organization where a conflict of interest has been indicated. Declaring a conflict does not mean that you cannot serve on a panel; it merely means that you may not discuss or vote on applications with which a conflict of interest exists.
If you serve on a panel, you must notify the Wisconsin Arts Board of any direct financial or employment interest relating to any grant proposal under review. Affiliations may include employment, board memberships, consultant relationships, familial relationships with individual applicants or staff or board members of applicant organizations. You will be asked to complete an "Associations with Cultural Organizations" form kept on file at the Arts Board.
Equal Opportunity & Access
The Wisconsin Arts Board ensures full access to and participation in its programs for all Wisconsin citizens throughout the state regardless of disability, race, age, sex, religion, or national origin.
All Wisconsin Arts Board forms, applications and publications can be made available in large type, Braille or audio tape. Please contact us for more information.
Summary of Programs
The following programs draw on the expertise of advisory panelists to recommend grant recipients.
Creation and Presentation Grants
Creation and Presentation grants provide artistic program and operational support to established nonprofit arts organizations whose primary mission is to create or present ongoing arts programming that makes a significant local, regional, or statewide impact on the cultural life of Wisconsin, and that furthers the Arts Board’s community development and arts education goals.
Creative Communities Grants
The Creative Communities grants program encourages arts education and community arts development in Wisconsin. It provides support for projects that further the Arts Board’s goals in the following three areas: Arts Education; Folk and Traditional Arts; and Local Arts. A complete list of programs and services, as well as guidelines for each of our grant programs, are available at www.artsboard.wisconsin.gov.
Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program
Folk Arts Apprenticeship awards support respected master traditional folk artists in teaching their skills to committed and talented apprentices.
The Woodland Indian Arts Initiative
A program designed to promote and develop a foundation of cultural and economic support for traditional and contemporary Native American arts in Wisconsin.
A complete list of programs and services, as well as guidelines for each of our grant programs, are available at www.artsboard.wisconsin.gov.