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Wisconsin Arts Board

The Wisconsin Arts Board is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Woodland Indian Arts Grant Program.

This year’s application deadline is Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 3:00 pm.

The Woodland Indian Arts program is designed to promote and develop a foundation of cultural and economic support for traditional and contemporary Native American arts in Wisconsin. As part of this work, the Arts Board annually distributes funds from Gaming Compact monies to support artistic activities among Wisconsin’s tribes, bands, and urban Indian communities.

Types of activities funded include but are not limited to:

  • Projects focused on the documentation, preservation, or revitalization of arts activities, language, foodways/food traditions, or cultural knowledge in Wisconsin’s Native American communities,
  • Technical assistance and professional development to Native artists and arts organizations,
  • Professional arts administration positions in support of Native arts,
  • Presentation and promotion of Native artists through festivals, markets, exhibitions, various media and other forms of presentation, and
  • Planning grants in preparation for any of the above.

New, expanded or existing projects are eligible. Traditional and contemporary art forms are welcome.

Click here to learn more and view the WIA application.

Please be sure to review the FY24 program guidelines and eligibility details before starting an application. Applicants have the option to submit narrative responses via video or audio recording.

If you have questions regarding the Woodland Indian Arts program, please contact Kaitlyn Berle, WAB’s Folk and Traditional Arts Coordinator. Call (608) 266-8106 or email Kaitlyn.