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Arts Board Announces New Appointee


Governor Scott Walker has appointed a new member, Frederick C. Schwertfeger, to the Wisconsin Arts Board, the state agency which nurtures creativity, cultivates expression, promotes the arts, supports the arts in education, stimulates community and economic development and serves as a resource for people of every culture and heritage.


“We welcome Mr. Schwertfeger to the Arts Board,” said Bruce Bernberg, Arts Board Chairperson.  “His business skills and arts background will enrich the Arts Board’s policy discussions, especially those regarding Wisconsin’s creative industries and the global creative economy.”


The Wisconsin Arts Board is governed by a fifteen-member board appointed by the Governor to serve three-year terms. Board members are Wisconsin citizens recognized for their accomplishments in the arts, humanities, business, education or public service. The board includes members from urban and rural areas across the state and from diverse racial, economic and cultural backgrounds. Board members set policy for the agency and approve funding recommendations made by the peer review panels. The members meet a minimum of four times per year, and all meetings are open to the public.


The Wisconsin Arts Board is uniquely positioned to champion the arts’ role in creativity, culture, community, and commerce.  Since 1973, the Arts Board has supported artists and art organizations with funds from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on the Wisconsin Arts Board, please visit For information on Wisconsin arts and cultural events, please visit www.portalwisconsin.org.

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A brief biography of Mr. Schwertfeger may be found here