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Wisconsin Arts Board Awards Artist and Community Collaboration Grants to 21 Artists

Twenty-one Wisconsin artists and their non profit partners will receive grants for innovative community arts projects that address areas such as community arts development, arts education, youth oriented projects, access, and cultural heritage/preservation from the Wisconsin Arts Board as a part of its 2010 Artist and Community Collaboration Grant Program. This statewide program provides grants of up to $5,000 in order to encourage more collaborative projects between artists and their communities. [See below for list of FY 2010 recipients.]

The Wisconsin Arts Board received 41 applications from artists and community based organizations throughout the state. Awards were determined by a panel of arts professionals, based on three criteria: the artistís ability to complete the project proposed on time; the projectís active involvement of the community in a meaningful way (beyond serving as an audience); and the completed projectís inclusion of a public presentation/exhibition. Priority was given to projects which promote artistic excellence and create new work in underserved communities. Panelists recommended the 21 applicants to members of the Wisconsin Arts Board for its final approval.

The Artist and Community Collaboration Grant program offers grants to Wisconsin artists who initiate a partnership project with a community organization. The grants will be offered again in the fall of 2010; more information is available on the ACC webpage. Artists may also call the Wisconsin Arts Board at 608/266-0190 or send an email to artsboard@wisconsin.gov to include their name on the electronic mailing list (e-mail) to automatically receive notice of deadlines.

FY 2010 ACCG Recipients

  • Anne D. Basting, Milwaukee, Media Installation (Luther Manor Health Care Center)
  • Diane C. Bywaters, Stevens Point, Painting (Jefferson School for the Arts)
  • Coleman, Mineral Point, Non-Fiction (Shake Rag Alley)
  • Diane L. Dahl, Mauston, Painting (Inventor's & Entrepreneur's Club, Inc.)
  • Jennifer L. Edge, Oregon, Interdisciplinary Arts (Canopy Center, Inc.)
  • Linda J. Flanders, Bay City, Media Arts, (Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc.)
  • Charys M. Hess, Stevens Point, Dance (Point Dance Ensemble)
  • Kate A. Hewson, Madison, Dance, MACSAC
  • Angela M. Johnson, Madison, Photography (Marquette Elementary School)
  • Cyndee J. Kaiser, Eau Claire, Painting (Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley)
  • Robert S. Kann, Madison, Theater for Young Audiences (Wisconsin Assisted Living Association)
  • Kšrin S. Kopischke, Fish Creek, Painting (Gibraltar Historical Association)
  • Lindsay M. Kujawa, Weston, Dance (Everest Academy of the Arts)
  • Sally J. Kuzma, Milwaukee, Graphics (International Learning Center)
  • Marina Lee, Milwaukee, Painting (Arts at Large, Inc.)
  • Li Chiao-Ping, Oregon. Modern Dance (Madison Senior Center)
  • Jim L. Mcculloch, Whitewater, Visual Arts (Studio 84, Inc.)
  • John D. Schneider, Milwaukee, Theater (Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee)
  • Katie R. Schofield, Reedsburg, Sculpture (Wormfarm Institute)
  • Jill V. Wargolet, Milwaukee, Visual Arts (Aurora Healthcare)
  • Sarah E. White, Madison, Media Arts (Oregon Area Historical Society)