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Creation and Presentation Grants  


Next deadline (FY17): 

October 17, 2016

The application forms for both Full and Interim Year applications are now open!



FY17 Guidelines - FULL year

FY17 Guidelines - INTERIM year

Model Dropbox template for support materials

Glossary of Terms

Final Report

The Final Report for the FY16 grant is the FY17 application. the deadline for which is 10/17/16. 

For grantees that choose not to submit a FY17 application:  a FY16 Final Report is due on 7/31/16.  

The Arts Board is using a form service called JotForm. Please allow links that transfer you to their site. Call Dale Johnson at 608-264-8191 with questions.

Peer Review

FY17 Multi-Disciplinary, Visual, Folk and Literary Arts Panel
meeting dates: 11/10-11/2016 (Thursday & Friday) 

Peer review meetings are held at the Wisconsin Arts Board’s office in Madison and are open to the public. All applicants are encouraged to attend.

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Creation and Presentation (C&P) grants provide artistic program and operational support to established nonprofit arts organizations whose primary mission is to create or present ongoing arts programming that makes a significant local, regional, or statewide impact on the cultural life of Wisconsin, and that furthers the Arts Board’s community development and arts education goals (see the Arts Board’s strategic plan).

The program supports 501(c) 3 nonprofit arts organizations with strong operations - including stable management, ongoing assessment and evaluation, high artistic quality, and programming appropriate to the communities they serve. These grants also fund overall operating support for eligible arts programs of tribal governments and universities. In these cases, the organizations will use either government or university nonprofit status.

How to Apply

Requests for grants must first be submitted through the Wisconsin Arts Board eGrant system. After submitting the C&P application through eGrant, a paper application package is also required. Copies of the completed C&P application forms and additional supporting materials must be received by the Wisconsin Arts Board, postmarked or hand delivered no later than one working day later than the eGrant deadline. If you are unfamiliar with the eGrant system, we recommend that you first read the eGrant tips and Instructions page.

For arts organizations, a Federal Identification Number, assigned by the Internal Revenue Service, and a DUNS number are required before a grant can be made. For more information regarding this financial history “DUNS” number, please visit this website. This website has instructions on how to apply for a number via the internet.  In addition, we have created a tutorial to help you obtain a DUNS number.

For those applicants who don’t have the technology or don’t have access to the technology to complete the application online, you must contact the Wisconsin Arts Board at 608-266-0190 or artsboard@wisconsin.gov.

Resources for Applicants

Resources for Grant Recipients 



Updated:  Monday, October 03, 2016