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Artist and Community Collaborations Grant

(Please note:  this program is temporarily suspended and we are not accepting applications at this time.)

The purpose of the Artist and Community Collaborations Grant (ACCG) program is to encourage collaborative projects between artists and their communities that support the development of the individual artist and projects that use the power of the arts for community renewal. Funds are available for artists to develop special projects in collaboration with a community-based organization partner.


Next deadline:  Program Suspended

Application is now closed.



FY11 ACC Guidelines *

Guidelines are available here for informational purposes only.

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A grant is available to artists who initiate a partnership project with a community organization that will also act as the fiscal agent (nonprofit, community resource agency). Projects engage community members as active participants.


Any individual artist who:

  • has resided in Wisconsin a minimum of one year prior to application;
  • is currently working with a nonprofit organization or wants to create a working partnership with a community-based organization; and
  • wants to create a community arts project that involves community members.

Grants may be requested for up to fifty percent (50%) of the total cost of a project. The maximum request that can be considered is $5,000. Grants must be matched at least dollar for dollar in either cash or a combination of cash and in-kind contributions. At least one-half of the amount requested must be matched with cash (e.g., if you request $5,000 then you must match that with at least $2,500 in cash).

Application Process

Applications are not being accepted at this time.  


Read the most recent Artist and Community Collaborations Grant guidelines by opening the following document with Adobe Reader: FY11 ACC Guidelines.

Technical Assistance

First time applicants should contact the staff of the Wisconsin Arts Board before applying. The staff of the Wisconsin Arts Board is available for technical assistance throughout the year. The staff can explain and clarify guidelines and eligibility requirements, review criteria and definitions. Discussions with the staff do not influence funding decisions. Call (608) 264-8191, weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm for assistance.

For those applicants who do not have access to the necessary technology, please contact the Wisconsin Arts Board at 608-266-0190 or artsboard@wisconsin.gov for further assistance.

Resources for Applicants

Resources for Grant Recipients



Updated:  Tuesday, April 29, 2014