2019 Dane Arts Poster Image
2019 Dane Arts Poster Image
Karen Watson-Newlin, PLEASANT VALLEY CONSERVATORY, Acrylic on Canvas, 30"x40"
2019 Dane Arts Calendar, April Image
2019 Dane Arts Calendar April Image
Donna McKay, Dahlia – Study in Red, Acrylic Painting, 36" x 36"
"I enjoy the immediacy of acrylics and how their transparency allows building layers of color. I spied this dahlia at an Olbrich gardens show and was inspired by its rich shades of red and wild, unruly form. I tried to capture it’s essence at that moment in time."



Grant Awards Cycle I 2019

Dane County awards over $131,000 in grants to 65 local arts organizations.


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 ofThe Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.

This year, Dane County’s Dane Arts will award almost $250,000 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 Thursday, August 1, 2019, 4:00pm.

2019 Fundraising & Development for Nonprofits Conference Scholarship

The Dane County Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission is excited to announce a scholarship opportunity to help arts and fundraising and development professionals attend the 2019 Fundraising & Development for Nonprofits Conference hosted by the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The conference will be held May 29-31 at Union South.

Dane Arts is able to offer 5 partial scholarships for $300 each to qualified candidates. To be considered for a scholarship, please send a copy of your resume and the completed scholarship application to Grace Davis, davis.grace@countyofdane.com, by Thursday April 11, at 4:30 pm.


Dane Arts First Floor Gallery

Be sure to visit the Dane Arts Gallery located on the first floor of the City-County Building (210 MLK Jr. Blvd. #421, Madison, WI 53703.) 


City County Building

Joe Taylor will exhibit his art, April 9- June 29



The 2019 Dane Arts Poster is Here! 

Posters are available throughout Dane County.

   They are also available in room 421 of the City-County Building.


Arts & Economic Prosperity 5

To calculate the economic impact of your organization here in Dane County, click here.



Keep up with Dane Arts!

Find out what's going on at Dane Arts, learn about Dane Arts funded programs and projects, get information on workshops, grant opportunities, and calls for art. We would love for you to stay connected with us!


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.