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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.

“Our partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts is crucial to the Arts Board’s work,” said George Tzougros, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Arts Board. “Their support takes many forms: funding, ideas, counsel, information, which we in turn share with artists, arts organizations, and communities all over Wisconsin.”

The video features four exemplary Wisconsin arts leaders.  Ferne Yangyeitie Caulker-Bronson, Founder and Artistic/Executive Director, Ko-Thi Dance Company in Milwaukee; Donna Neuwirth, Executive Director, Wormfarm Institute, Reedsburg; Ruth Kohler, Director of Strategic Initiatives, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan; and Kevin Miller, Executive Director of the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac.  Mr. Miller also serves as Chairman of the Wisconsin Arts Board.

The Wisconsin Arts Board’s video has been added to the United States of Arts section of the NEA’s web site, which helps celebrate the NEA’s 50th anniversary.  In preparation for this celebration, the NEA has gathered stories from the general public and grantees, elected officials and agency directors, artists and art lovers across the country about the importance of art in their lives and their communities.

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.   Learn more at http://www.arts.gov.

The Wisconsin Arts Board is 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.  Since 1973, the Arts Board has supported artists and arts organizations with funds from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.  For more information on the Wisconsin Arts Board, please visit www. For information on Wisconsin arts and cultural events, please visit www.portalwisconsin.org.

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