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Government Support for Artists

The following organizations are providing frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations.

National Endowment for the Arts

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.
For FAQ and Relief Resources and Opportunities

Wisconsin Arts Board

This 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.
For a List of Emergency Funds for Artists and Arts Organizations

Arts Wisconsin

This organization is Wisconsin’s community cultural development organization, activating a vibrant creative economy and access to creative opportunities statewide.  Their number one job right now is to serve and advocate for creative businesses, creative sector workers, and communities in every corner of Wisconsin during the COVID-19 crisis.
Information and Resources for Creatives

CERF+ | The Artist’s Safety Net

CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. Their core services are education programs, advocacy, network building, and emergency relief.
For Resource Lists and Webinars