Dane County Cultural Affairs- Dane Arts is situated in the heart of county government. It has the pleasure of serving within the County Executive office. Its mission includes honoring and supporting the arts, history, and culture of Dane County. It is our goal to raise the visibility of the arts across disciplines to show the economic, cultural, and community impact the arts achieve as well as raise the academic achievements generated by the young people who participate in our creative arts programming.

Dane County Cultural Affairs- Dane Arts guarantees community access and opportunities to successful engagement.

The 2015 Shining Lights Poster is now available.


2015 Grant Cycle 2 deadline is Saturday, August 1.


Visit our new Dane Arts Mural Arts (DAMA) project site- we've launched a new mural program and you can read our work at www.daneartsmuralarts.org


Thank you to the Madison Community Foundation for its generous seed support for DAMA.


Dane Arts Buy Local Night Market 2015- for visual artists- apply to participate in this night market in which Dane Arts plans to help you sell your art directly to Dane County businesses.

We will have a panel on the art of business and the buisiness of art with Frank Bryne, Emeritus St Mary's Hosptial, Peter Lunberg Janus Galleries, Diane Ballweg, Endres Manufacturing and Matt Gonnering, CEO - Widen Enterprises





Interested in keeping up with Dane Arts?

Find out what's going on at Dane Arts, learn about Dane Arts funded projects, get information on workshops, grant opportunities, and calls for art. There are lots of ways to connect:

  • Find us on Facebook
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  • Subscribe to our newsletter (Sign-up at the bottom left of this page.)
  • Follow Dane Arts on Twitter @danearts
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Support Dane Arts' grants!

The Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission awards several types of grants to local artists and arts & cultural organizations. Funding is provided through both public and private donations and every dollar can help art, culture, and history continue to thrive in Dane County. Giving is easy, just click on the "donate" button at the bottom right of this page and make your secure donation today!

power2give.org P2G is a great online cultural marketplace. P2G invites you to give directly to local arts and cultural projects. Your project support at this site will directly impact the outcome of a project. And your support will lead to additional opportunities with the artists and organizations you support.

P2G is critical to the livelihood of what makes Dane County a great county: generous community giving. You can help bring life to a creative project! Learn more.





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