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"The grants are a down payment on a future where the arts are thriving, artists are compensated fairly, and theaters, galleries, classes and events are populated with living human beings. They are a recognition of the resilience and creativity that has helped arts organizations weather precipitous drops in revenue."
"Mark Fraire, Dane County Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs said, 'In alignment with Dane County’s continued efforts to support the local economy during this pandemic and to honor diversity, inclusion, and equity in all arenas, Dane Arts supports this effort to develop a comprehensive strategic plan to generate a stronger more robust music industry.'"
"County Executive Joe Parisi and the Dane County Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission announced Wednesday 49 project and short order grants totaling $128,583 are being awarded in Cycle 2 for “Dane Arts” project grants in 2020. "
"It’s critical to recognize and highlight our neighbors whose stories begin elsewhere, or who trace their roots to other parts of the world. Only then will we truly appreciate the contributions we all make to the prosperity of our communities, our state and our nation."
"In the current moment, we should frame public arts spending as a way to advance economic justice, help all members of our community experience more rewarding lives, and address social ills by expanding opportunity and education rather than investing in state violence."
"This year, Dane Arts expects to award over $250,000 in public-private funds to nonprofit organizations, schools, individuals, and municipalities for arts, cultural, and local history projects and programs."
"The diversity and range of the artists who received Dane Arts Need Grants (DANG!) is awe-inspiring. They are storytellers, printmakers, fiber artists, musicians, aerial dancers, music teachers, painters, performance artists, comedians and theatrical scenic artists. They all live in Dane County, and have faced partial or total loss of income since mid-March when Madison and much of the world had to shut down events and gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19."
"Dane County Executive Joe Parisi joined the Dane County Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission to debut 'Amidst COVID-19, Support Local Artists and Local Voices' — a video created to highlight the many local artists who have benefitted from the Dane Arts Need Grant (DANG!) Program during the COVID-19 pandemic."
"This Year DABL will turn its focus to helping artists build their art businesses. To support this effort, DABL will be hosting a combination of live and recorded workshops taught by artists and other professionals."
"Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Wednesday that the Dane Arts Need Grant (DANG!) Program will receive $100,000 in additional funding to help support local artists in need. Dane Arts will administer the DANG! Program to help offset artists' costs and lost revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic."
"Each time they complete a mural, DAMA is leaving behind more than just a vibrant piece of art or reminder of a unique experience — they are leaving behind a static reminder that we as neighbors should always be working to make the world around us more beautiful in whatever way we can."
"The County will administer the newly launched 'Dane Arts Need Grant' program or 'DANG!'. The Program will provide $15,000 to working artists in the county, including musicians, dancers, actors/producers, poets/writers, visual artists, performers, and any individual working artist."