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Dane County Awards Over $121,500 in Grants to Local Arts Organizations

May 19, 2023
Ariana Vruwink, 608-267-8823
County Executive, County Executive

Dane Arts Awards Grants Supporting Arts and Cultural Activities Countywide with Public-Private Funds


Dozens of local organizations that promote community arts, history, and culture are receiving “Dane Arts” grants, County Executive Joe Parisi and the Dane County Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission announced today. 52 project, five Short Order, and two Capital requests totaling $121,557 were recently awarded in Cycle 1 for “Dane Arts” grants in 2023.


“Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Dane Arts grants. We are fortunate to have such a strong and vibrant community of local artists in Dane County,” County Executive Joe Parisi said. “Through county funding, private donations, and ongoing partnerships, the Dane Arts grants support the incredible work of local artists and organizations in the Dane County community.”


The “Dane Arts” grants are funded by county dollars in conjunction with private donations from the Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation. County Executive Joe Parisi and the County Board of Supervisors have allocated an additional $40,000 to fund project grant requests that provide equitable opportunities for youth to participate in the arts.


This year, Dane County’s Dane Arts will award over $220,000 in public-private funds to nonprofit organizations, schools, individuals, and municipalities for arts, cultural, and local history projects and programs offered countywide.


The next project grant deadline is August 1, 2023, 4:00 p.m.




Grant recipients are listed in the attached document.

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