Resource Details

Arts & Culture

The Woodland Indian Arts Initiative

Award amounts are $1,500 - $4,000 for an 11-month period


Applicants must be Native-led organizations and/or organizations that provide direct services to members of Wisconsin’s Native American communities and are a unit of tribal government or hold tax-exempt status from federal income tax under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code; are incorporated in and conduct business in Wisconsin and have been doing so for at least 3 years; conduct arts-related work that involves and benefits Wisconsin’s Native American communities; are the most appropriate sponsor for the proposed activities; and are able to match each dollar of Arts Board support with cash constituting at least ½ of the match. The other half of the match can be in-kind, cash, or a combination of the two.

Top Benefits

  • Documentation of arts activities and cultural knowledge in Wisconsin’s Native communities
  • Technical assistance and professional development to Native artists and arts organizations
  • - Presentation and promotion of Wisconsin’s Native artists through festivals, markets, exhibitions, various media and other forms of presentation

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