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WI Arts Board Joins Americans for the Arts’ National Study of the Economic Impact of Spending by Nonprofit Arts
The Arts Mean Business! That is the message being delivered today by the Wisconsin Arts Board, which announced it has joined the Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5, a national study measuring the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. The research study is being conducted by Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit organization advancing the arts and arts education in the United States. It is the fifth study over the past 20 years to measure the impact of arts spending on local jobs, income paid to local residents, and revenue generated to local and state governments. Click on the title to learn more!

Arts Board Premieres Video at Wisconsin Arts Day Event
The Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) proudly premiered a new video as Wisconsin arts leaders gathered to give voice to the power and value of the arts at Arts Day 2016. The video, which is a collaboration between the Arts Board and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), may be viewed here: https://www.arts.gov/50th/stories/wisconsin-arts-board.

Wisconsin Folks: Masters of Tradition
Experience the artistry of Wisconsin cultural communities at the May 21, 2016 "Wisconsin Folks: Masters of Tradition" concert. This will be the second annual concert featuring artists from WAB's Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program. Tickets are available through the Stoughton Opera House box office, https://stoughtonoperahouse.ticketforce.com.

Wisconsin Arts Board Spring Panel Meetings
The Wisconsin Arts Board will convene three panels of experts to evaluate applications and recommend funding for organizations or individual artists from around the state that have applied to the Arts Board’s Creative Communities (CC) granting program or the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program respectively. The CC program seeks to encourage community arts development in Wisconsin. The program provides grants to nonprofit organizations administering arts projects in one of three areas of emphasis: arts education, folk arts, or local arts. Folk Arts Apprenticeships are designed to strengthen and preserve Wisconsin’s traditional folk arts by supporting direct passage of knowledge and skills from a master artist to a talented learner. Click the title for details.

Where Can I Find the 2016 Wisconsin Art and Craft Fairs Directory?
Click on the link above and you will be taken to the Order Maps and Guides section of TravelWisconsin.com. Once there, you may download a .pdf copy of the Directory or request a paper copy be sent to you. The Art and Craft Fairs Directory is a month-to-month guide to nearly 200 art and craft fairs held throughout Wisconsin. It includes descriptions, contact information, number of exhibitors, attendance figures and hours. The Directory also highlights ideas for places to experience art in Wisconsin; from art studio tours to public art displays.

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Registration Open for WTLC Cultural Tour for Teachers

Deadline: May 5

For the 10th year, WTLC is offering a unique professional development opportunity for K-12 educators. Tour participants will get backstage, in-depth access to distinctive people and places - at community centers and events, factories, farms, restaurants, other businesses, preservation and interpretation projects led by community volunteers, and other sites where local people work, play, worship, study, and create. This four-day cultural tour will sample a variety of communities (Eau Claire, smaller cities, villages, rural areas), skills (photography, interviewing), and themes (foodways, occupations, local arts, ethnic groups, changing cultural landscapes).

Read about the details of this unique opportunity.

Find registration materials on the WTLC website.