Dane County Awards over $128,000 in Grants to Local Arts Organizations

November 11, 2020
County Executive

Dane Arts Awards 49 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. Forty-nine project and short order grants totaling $128,583 are being awarded in Cycle 2 for “Dane Arts” project grants in 2020. Two $1,500 capital grants are being awarded, along with four Blockstein awards at $500 each to organizations with projects that included political and civic engagement.

“Now more than ever, people are looking for innovative ways to remain connected to our arts and culture communities,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. “We are excited to provide this cycle of Dane Arts grants and celebrate the many talented artists and institutions who call Dane County home. Congratulations to this year’s recipients.”

The “Dane Arts” grants are funded by county dollars in conjunction with private donations from the Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation, the Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.

This year, Dane County’s Dane Arts will have awarded almost $250,000 in public-private funds to nonprofit organizations, schools, individuals, municipalities for arts, cultural, and local history projects and programs offered countywide. The next grant proposal submission deadline is Monday, February 1, 2021 at 4:00pm.

Grant recipients are listed in the attached document.

Back to Press Releases