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Dane County Awards $94,500 in Grants to Local Arts Organizations

November 09, 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. 49 project, two Short Order, and four Capital requests totaling $94,500 were recently awarded in Cycle 2 for “Dane Arts” grants in 2023.

“Congratulations to this year’s recipients of Dane Arts grants,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. “Through county funds, private donations, and ongoing partnerships, Dane Arts grants support programs and performances that bolster our arts and culture community and make Dane County a vibrant place to call home. We are fortunate to have so many talented local artists and look forward to what they, along with our arts organizations, have planned.”

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. This year, County Executive Parisi and the County Board of Supervisors allocated an additional $40,000 to fund project grant requests that provide equitable opportunities for youth to participate in the arts.


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

The next project grant deadline is February 1, 2024, 4:00 p.m.


Grant recipients are listed in the attached announcement.

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