Arts Wisconsin

Arts Wisconsin

Wisconsinites who love the arts are gathering in Madison Thursday for a day-long education and visibility conference called Arts Day 2017. Arts Wisconsin is the arts non-profit presenting the day-long event for the 20th year.

WXPR's Ken Krall spoke with Arts Wisconsin Director Anne Katz about how the arts, especially in the Northwoods, are influencing the economy and our lives...

Funds for this story are provided by the Northern Arts Council.

Another attempt is underway in the legislature to pass a bill to fund Wisconsin's creative economy.

Arts Wisconsin Executive Director Anne Katz says supporting legislators are introducing the Creative Economy Development Initiative. Katz says the idea is to lever outside monies and help develop creators in the economy...

"....downtown development projects, public art, artist workspace, when communities want to do creative placemaking kinds of things, arts education, infrastructure, so this is an economy happening on the local level...."

Arts organizations from the Northwoods and around the state are headed to Madison Wednesday for a statewide arts conference. 

Arts Wisconsin Director Anne Katz says the advocacy group is gathering people in Madison for Arts Day.

‘We’ve been doing it for almost 20 years, and people come from all over the state.  They’re going to learn from each other, talk to each other, get some ideas, talk to their elected officials.”

Artists from all over Wisconsin will gather in March to remind legislators that Wisconsin has a thriving arts community.

Arts Day 2014 is set for March 12 at the new central library in Madison.

Anne Katz is Executive Director of Arts Wisconsin. She says it's the only big arts conference in Wisconsin.....


"....we have people coming from around the state to meet with their legislators. That's the main part of the day. The point is for the people to come to the capitol and tell their stories...

A state arts leader is calling attention to a proposed funding cut for the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Endowment For the Arts.

The U.S. House Interior Appropriations subcommittee has passed a measure cutting funding for those agencies by 50 percent for 2014.

Anne Katz, Executive Director of Arts Wisconsin says the cuts would take away about $75 million dollars for each agency.

She says that level of cuts would have impacts on the arts community in Wisconsin, as the agencies provide grants to fund the arts across Wisconsin...