Arts Wisconsin Inc

A nonprofit organization

An important message from the Board of Directors of Arts Wisconsin:

For nearly thirty years, Arts Wisconsin has been Wisconsin’s leading independent statewide community cultural development organization. Our job has been to activate and encourage a thriving, equitable, creative environment and infrastructure in every corner of the state. We’ve stayed in tune with and ahead of trends, issues and opportunities as the catalyst for creative growth, access, and equity.  

We're asking for your support at year-end, with a peek at some exciting news:

In early January 2022, Arts Wisconsin will evolve to become Create Wisconsin, a new organizational identity building on Arts Wisconsin’s past accomplishments and future promise.  Create Wisconsin’s vision, mission, and purpose are to weave together arts, community, and economy, to grow a thriving state with creativity at its core. Your support is an investment that will make it possible for us to:

  • Lead public policy, advocacy, visibility and promotion for creative engagement, development, and placemaking statewide

  • Provide education, training opportunities, and leadership development for creative, civic, business, economic development, and education leaders and institutions

  • Produce research on the impact of creative industries and the creative workforce in Wisconsin and globally

  • Offer strategic management and business consulting, planning, and technical assistance

  • Grow strategic alliances, coalitions and partnerships, to strengthen Wisconsin’s artistic and creative infrastructure.

Please join us at this exciting moment, and into the future, by supporting Create Wisconsin.   

Why Create Wisconsin?  Create Wisconsin is the way forward at this opportune, historic moment in time.  We're creating the infrastructure needed to invest in our abundance of creative people, organizations, businesses, and communities, and the next stage in the evolution of Wisconsin’s only independent community cultural development organization. We’ve always been an organization with a broad perspective and engagement from the ground up in every corner of the state. Create Wisconsin will expand our reach and impact in advocacy and visibility for creative economic, workforce, and community development; civic engagement; access, equity, and inclusion, towards a strong infrastructure of creative people, organizations and businesses, and communities.

As we create a post-pandemic world, this call to action is more urgent than ever: Wisconsin must invest in its creative economy.  Create Wisconsin enables us to deeply engage with Wisconsin's people and communities, partner locally, regionally, and statewide, to ensure access to creative opportunities for everyone, everywhere in the state, and to help us work creatively, strategically, and entrepreneurially to 

We’re ready for the opportunities ahead.  Watch for exciting updates on Create Wisconsin’s launch, partnerships, and plan of action as we head towards the new year.  Right now, we appreciate your support to power Create Wisconsin’s work from the ground up, ensuring that Wisconsin’s creative economy grows, thrives, and benefits everyone, everywhere in the state.  Many thanks!

You can show your support in these ways:

  • Use this Mightycause site or PayPal to make an online contribution

  • Send a check to Arts Wisconsin (payable to), Box 1054, Madison, WI 53701-1054.

Please feel free to get in touch ( | 608 255 8316) with questions, comments, ideas, and suggestions as we leap into this exciting new evolution of our work. Many thanks for powering Create Wisconsin from the ground up!

Tom Targos, Kenosha, President

Christopher Naumann, Green Bay, VP

Jennifer Stephany, Appleton, Treasurer

Emily Goretski, Madison, Secretary

Mal Montoya, Milwaukee

Carolyn Nelson-Kavajecz, Superior

Zach Vruwink, Rhinelander





Organization Data


Organization name

Arts Wisconsin Inc

Tax id (EIN)



Arts & Culture Community Economic Development


PO BOX 1054


(608) 255-8316

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