Statewide Arts Service Organizations

Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Education
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Wisconsin
Angles, Inc.
Association of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestras
Bolz Center for Arts Administration
Center for Photography at Madison
Council for Wisconsin Writers
Great Lakes Film and Video
Robert E. Gard Wisconsin Idea Foundation
No Limits for Women Artists
Oriental Watercolor Society of Wisconsin
Original Artworks!
The Society For Nonprofit Organizations
State Historical Society of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Extension
UW-Madison Department of Continuing Education in the Arts
Very Special Arts Wisconsin
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education
Wisconsin Alliance for Composers
Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople
Wisconsin Architects Foundation
Wisconsin Art Education Association
Wisconsin Artists, Inc.
Wisconsin Assembly for Local Arts
Wisconsin Association of Music Supervisors and Curriculum Directors
Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
Wisconsin Calligrapher’s Guild
Wisconsin Center for Paper Arts
Wisconsin Community Theatre Association
Wisconsin Council for Local History
Wisconsin Dance Council
Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council
Wisconsin Federation of Museums
Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets
Wisconsin Fine Arts Association (Ozaukee Art Center)
Wisconsin Folk Arts Association
Wisconsin Folklore and Folklife Society
Wisconsin Foundation for the Arts
Wisconsin High School Forensic Association
Wisconsin Humanities Council
Wisconsin Music Educators Association
Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors/Wisconsin Artists in All Media
Wisconsin Presenters’ Network
Wisconsin Public Radio
Wisconsin Public Television
Wisconsin Quilt History Project, Inc.
Wisconsin Regional Artists Association
Wisconsin Regional Writers’ Association
Wisconsin School Music Association
Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum, Inc.
Wisconsin State Rosemaling Association
Wisconsin Storytellers Guild
Wisconsin Watercolor Society
Wisconsin Women in the Arts
Women
s Caucus for Art, Central Wisconsin Chapter


Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Education
Dept. of Music & Theatre Arts
Eau Claire, WI 54702
715/836-5614
E-Mail: starrcl@uwec.edu
Contact: Cheryl L. Starr, President

Mission Statement
The Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Education is dedicated to promoting comprehensive theatre education in Wisconsin through advocacy for theatre education and educators, by providing opportunities for professional development, and through its network, for communication and support among members.

Programs
Annual conference offers teachers from around the state the opportunity to earn DPI credits for attending workshops.

Types of Services Offered
Advocacy
Annual Conference
Education: K-College
Education: Lifelong learning
Newsletter
Promotion of the Arts
Technical Assistance
Web Page


American Institute of Architects (AIA) Wisconsin
321 South Hamilton Street
Madison, WI 53703
608/257-8477; FAX: 608/257-0242
E-Mail: aiaw@aiaw.org
Contact: William Babcock, Executive Director


Angles, Inc.
PO Box 11916
Milwaukee, WI 53211
414/963-8948; FAX: 414/963-9018
Email: angles@execpc.com
Contact: Elfrieda Abbe

Mission Statement
To promote and support women in the fields of film and video and their work.

Programs
Publication of a magazine documenting the media work done by women with interviews, reviews, news and professional information. Presents screenings of films and videos by women.


Association of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestras
4046 N. Main B3
Racine, WI 53402
414/681-9674; FAX: 414/681-9674
Contact: Christopher Paulson, Executive Director


Bolz Center for Arts Administration
University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Business
975 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
608/263-4161; FAX: 608/265-2739
E-Mail: aprieve@bus.wisc.edu
Contact: E. Arthur Prieve, Director


Center for Photography at Madison
PO Box 1047
Madison, WI 53701-1047
608/251-4095
E-mail: cpmad@yahoo.com
Contact Person: Carol Bjerke

Mission Statement
The Center for Photography at Madison (CPM) is a nonprofit organization that provides a home for photographic activity in Wisconsin, offering a broad range of educational programming, exhibitions, and publications. CPM serves as a facility and forum for the exchange of ideas, the study and appreciation of the medium, and the promotion of photography for creative expression, cultural investigation, and enjoyment.

Programs
The Center for Photography at Madison offers field trips and biweekly meetings for members with speakers, discussions, and demonstrations. Classes are also open to the community at large.

Types of Services Offered
Image reviews and critiques
Quarterly newsletter
Retail discounts
Member exhibitions
Workshops
Networking opportunities


Council for Wisconsin Writers
Box 55322
Madison, WI 53705-9122
Contact: Carolyn Kott Washburne, President


Great Lakes Film and Video
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
414/229-6971
Contact: Matt Frost


Robert E. Gard Wisconsin Idea Foundation
1922 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
608/263-1692; FAX: 608/265-3039
Contact: Pat Blankenburg, Secretary, Board of Directors

Mission Statement
To encourage and promote grassroots art and heritage in communities, as espoused by Robert E. Gard.

Programs
An annual Award for Excellence, presented each April in a selected discipline. Occasional conferences.

Types of Services Offered
Artist Fellowship Award (annual)
Newsletter (annual)


No Limits for Women Artists
c/o Nancy Hutson
1001 Kedzie
Madison, WI 53704
608/249-6013; FAX: 608/249-7065
E-Mail: daplegry@danenet.wicip.org
Contact Persons: Nancy Hutson and RoseMary Fandel

Mission Statement
Women in No Limits for Women Artists are committed to supporting each other to reclaim their full abilities and effectively eliminate patterns that are a result of social oppressions and personal history – socialized beliefs that hinder us as women and as artists. Part of the No Limits process is to build a framework in which to examine sexism, racism, classism, ageism, etc. that invades our lives.

Programs
No Limits is a nationwide network. We do not have a board of directors, but women who act as coordinators and contacts. There are several ways to be involved in No Limits. One way is to join an ongoing group. A leader facilitates such groups, which meet for two and a half to three hours biweekly or monthly. In these meetings, women have the opportunity to explore questions such as “What is your largest vision for yourself as an artist?” What is your next step towards your largest vision? In addition to ongoing groups, there are also classes, workshops, retreats, art shares, and a national newsletter.


Oriental Watercolor Society of Wisconsin
9919 W. Green Tree Road
Milwaukee, WI 53224
414/353-9187
Contact: Ruth Witt


Original Artworks!
PO Box 06375
Milwaukee, WI 53206-0375
414-264-6766
Contact: Evelyn Terry


The Society For Nonprofit Organizations
6314 Odana Road, STE 1
Madison, WI 53719
800/424-7367; FAX: 608/274-9978
E-Mail: snpo@danenet.wicip.org
Contact: Katie Burnham, Executive Director

Mission Statement
The Society for Nonprofit Organizations is a 501 (c)(3) membership organization dedicated to bringing together those who serve the nonprofit world. While recognizing the uniqueness of all individual nonprofit organizations, it promotes the open exchange and use of the best ideas through networking, alliances, collaborations and sharing among them and their leaders. As an inclusive organization that is global in focus, the Society For Nonprofit Organizations serves as a clearinghouse of information and facilitates wide-ranging education, training and support services. It seeks to draw together all elements of the nonprofit world, encourages open communication and sharing, identifies the common ground that can unify, and fosters a sense of community in the sector.

Programs
SNOP offers a wide variety of information, resources, and cost saving programs to members.

Types of Services Offered
Board Development/Training
Calendaring
Education: Lifelong learning
Fundraising
Grant Alerts
Newsletter
Technical Assistance


State Historical Society of Wisconsin
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706-1488
608/264-6400; FAX: 608/264-6542
E-Mail: robert.granflaten@ccmail.adp.wisc.edu
Contact: Robert Granflaten, Public Information Officer

Mission Statement
The mission of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of local, state, and national heritage and to make the perspective of the past a part of contemporary life. To accomplish this mission, the Society identifies, collects, preserves, protects, studies, and interprets prehistoric and historic cultural resources relating to the history of Wisconsin and, in certain areas, the history of America.

The State Historical Society of Wisconsin is an agency of the state and a membership organization. By statute and nearly a century and half of tradition, it seeks to carry out its responsibilities for the benefit, enjoyment and education of the public, while maintaining the high standards of historical integrity and professional ethics.

Programs
Offers statewide school services program, local history program, museum education program, and two regular series of public programs (“Weekends at the State Historical Museum” and “History Sandwiched In”). Also offers a paper conservation program, library and archives, reference services, genealogy conference, annual meeting in June, and a statewide convention of affiliated local historical societies in October.

Types of Services Offered
Annual Conference
Research Fellowships
Education: K-12 grade
Education: Lifelong learning
Newsletter
Quarterly Magazine
Producer/Presenter
Special Projects
Technical Assistance


University of Wisconsin-Extension
University of Wisconsin-Extension (CEE)
401 Extension Building
432 N. Lake Street
Madison, WI 53706
608/265-9247; FAX: 608/262-8205
E-Mail: grant@conted.uwex.edu
Contact: Mary Grant, Interim Associate Dean, Continuing Education

Mission Statement
The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Extension is to provide, jointly with the UW institutions and the Wisconsin counties, an extension program designed to apply University research, knowledge, and resources to meet the educational needs of Wisconsin people, wherever they live and work.

Programs
Noncredit continuing education opportunities and campus-based degree credit; identify research problems, conduct applied research, and demonstrate results of research; provide informational, educational, cultural, and public affairs programming via public radio and television; provide for access of all Wisconsin citizens to the research, knowledge, and resources of their University System. UW Extension is a member of the Cultural Coalition.

Types of Services Offered
Activities w/other communities
Board Development/Training
Calendaring
Databases
Education: K-12 grade
Education: Lifelong learning
Fundraising
Grantmaking
Newsletter
Producer/Presenter
Promotion of the Arts
Special Projects
Technical Assistance


UW-Madison Department of Continuing Education in the Arts
726 Lowell Hall
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703-1195
608/263-7787; FAX: 608/265-2475
E-Mail: harv.thompson@mail.admin.wisc.edu
Contact: Harv Thompson, Professor of Theatre

Mission Statement
The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Continuing Education in the Arts is to provide leadership, education and resources in art, dance, music, theatre, and reminiscence writing for the learning public, educators, professional artists, arts administrators, policy makers, professionals in related fields and volunteer leaders.

Programs
Dedicated to providing lifelong learning experiences in all of the arts, the Department extends available resources in a manner responsive to the needs of individuals and society.

The Department brings people and ideas together to explore the arts by:

  • serving individuals with interests in the creative and performing arts by offering over 300 different programs each year;
  • meeting people’s needs, whether it is teaching local citizens interested in art, dance, music, or theatre, training volunteers who work on 4-H youth projects, guiding senior citizens to write reminiscences of their early years, directing educational travel programs around the world or teaching credit courses for educators seeking personal and professional development experiences;
  • consulting with groups, organizations, and individuals or serving as members of boards and committees in state and national arts and education organizations.

Types of Services Offered
Activities w/other community groups
Advocacy
Board Development/Training
Databases
Education: Lifelong learning
Promotion of the Arts
Special Projects


Very Special Arts Wisconsin
4785 Hayes Road
Madison, WI 53704
608/241-2131; FAX: 608/241-1982
Contact: Kay Lindblade, President
E-Mail: vsawis@vsawis.org

Mission Statement
The mission of Very Special Arts Wisconsin is to expand the capabilities, confidence, and quality of life for children and adults with disabilities by providing programs in dance, drama, creative writing, music, and visual art.

Programs
Festivals, dance, drama, choir, band, permanent and children’s collections, early childhood, and artist in residence.

Types of Services Offered
Board Development/Training
Education: K-12 grade
Education: Lifelong learning
Newsletter


Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
1922 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53705-4099
608/263-1692; FAX: 608/265-3039
E-Mail: lrlee@facstaff.wisc.edu
Contact: Carol Toussaint, (Interim) Executive Director

Mission Statement
To encourage investigation, disseminate knowledge, and promote application of the sciences, arts and letters.

Programs
Offers field experiences for science teachers; field investigations; research for science teachers; Wisconsin Academy Gallery; publications (incl. Wisconsin Academy Review and Transactions); annual conference; Wisconsin Academy Fellows; Lois Almon Small Grants Program; Wisconsin Academy’s Center for the Book; Wisconsin Academy Staff Development Initiative; awards programs; special conferences on the environment; special art exhibitions.

Types of Services Offered
Activities w/other community groups
Annual Conference
Education: K-12 grade
Education: Lifelong learning
Grantmaking
Newsletter
Promotion of the Arts
Special Projects
Technical Assistance


Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education
PO Box 2215
Madison, WI 53707-2215
414/646-5144; FAX: 414/646-4948
E-Mail: virdrisc@execpc.com
Contact: Virgilyn Driscoll, Executive Director

Mission Statement
Realizing the arts express the essence of civilization and nurture the highest aspirations of the human spirit, the Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education is dedicated to the support of policies, practices, and partnerships that ensure the arts are woven in to the very fiber of education in Wisconsin. The mission of the Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education is to create greater strength, visibility, and coordination for the arts in education.

Programs
Annual Summit Conference, Mini-Conference, workshops and seminars pertaining to education and the arts, student programs (annual arts field trip and Wisconsin presenters and performers), and advocacy programs.

Types of Services Offered
Activities w/other community groups
Advocacy
Annual Conference
Board Development/Training
Education: K-12 grade
Education: Lifelong learning
Fundraising
Grantmaking
Newsletter
Promotion of the Arts
Special Projects
Technical Assistance


Wisconsin Alliance for Composers
653 Charles Lane
Madison, WI 53711
608/238-4282
E-Mail: info@wiscomposers.org

Contact Person: David Drexler, Secretary/Treasurer

Mission Statement
The Wisconsin Alliance for Composers, Inc. (WAC) is a nonprofit, tax exempt corporation formed to promote the composition and performance of music by composers from the State of Wisconsin. WAC was founded in 1985 and has grown from a small but dedicated group of Wisconsin composers to an active membership of more than 100 composers, performers, and new music supporters throughout the state.

Programs
A semi-annual concert/conference series held at different locations in the state. • A quarterly WAC newsletter. • Annual WAC Student Composers Contest. • Workshops on topics of interest to WAC members. • The WAC Catalog of Compositions - listing members’ works available for performance. • The WAC Composers’ Archive - containing scores of WAC Composers available for performance.

Types of Services Offered
Activities w/other community groups
Annual Conference
Databases
Newsletter
Producer/Presenter
Promotion of the Arts
Special Projects
Technical Assistance


Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople
PO Box 185
Cross Plains, WI 53528
608/798-4811
E-Mail: BAHStudio@aol.com
Contact: Beth Ann Hamilton, Executive Director

Mission Statement
To promote visual arts in Wisconsin, to offer full cooperation with each other in an effort to cope with and help resolve problems unique to artists and craftspeople, and to encourage and promote young artists and craftspeople.

Programs
Art Fair Off the Square, Winter Art Festival, and workshops.

Types of Services Offered
Newsletter
Producer/Presenter
Promotion of the Arts
Special Projects


Wisconsin Architects Foundation
321 South Hamilton Street
Madison, WI 53703
608/257-8477; FAX: 608/257-0242
Contact: William Babcock, Executive Director


Wisconsin Art Education Association
305 S. Main St.
Jefferson, WI 53549
608/231-6920; FAX: 608-663-1291
E-Mail: rtarrell@edgewood.edu
Contact Person: Robert Tarrell, President

Programs
Offers professional development, communications, student services, advocacy.

Types of Services Offered
Advocacy
Annual Conferences (fall and spring)
Artist Fellowship
Art Educator Fellowship
Education: K-12 grade
Newsletter


Wisconsin Artists, Inc.
Box 121
Bancroft, WI 54921
Contact: Robert Precourt, Director


Wisconsin Assembly for Local Arts
PO Box 1054
Madison, WI 53701-1054
608/255-8316; FAX: 608/255-0334
E-Mail: akatz@wisconsinarts.org
Contact: Anne Katz, Executive Director

Mission Statement
The mission of the Wisconsin Assembly of Local Arts Agencies is to advance the importance, development, and growth of the arts and cultural activities in Wisconsin and all of its communities.

The Assembly envisions an environment that places the arts and culture at the very core of our quality of life in every corner of the state. The Assembly recognizes and celebrates the uniqueness of every community in Wisconsin; the potential of the organizations and individuals who create and participate in arts and culture to transform those communities; the crucial role of arts and culture as a partner in economic development and education.

Programs
ArtsPeers technical assistance program, annual conference, The Statewide Connection quarterly newsletter, information, advocacy and public awareness, promotion, a web site and professional development services.

Types of Services Offered
Activities w/other community groups
Advocacy and Education
Annual conference
Board development and training
Databases
Fundraising
Newsletter
Promotion of the Arts
Special Projects
Technical Assistance


Wisconsin Association of Music Supervisors
and Curriculum Directors

c/o Niagra Public School
700 Jefferson Avenue
Niagra, WI 54151
Contact: Robert Lundquist


Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical Education,
Recreation & Dance

24 Mitchell Hall
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
608/785-8175; FAX: 608/785-6520
E-Mail: nicole_popowich@uwlax.edu
Contact: Keith Bakken, Executive Director

Mission Statement
Dedicated to a concerted and coordinated effort toward fulfilling the objectives of education and the professional enrichment of members in the fields of health education, physical education, recreation, and dance.

Programs
Offers an annual convention, seven district workshops throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Types of Services Offered
Activities w/other community groups
Advocacy
Annual Conference
Board Development/Training
Calendaring
Databases
Education: K-12 grade
Education: Lifelong learning
Grantmaking
Newsletter
Producer/Presenter
Special Projects


Wisconsin Calligrapher’s Guild
Box 55120
Madison, WI 53705
608/238-2282 (days); 608/231-1178 (eves)
E-mail: lphancock@aol.com
Contact: Rosemary Penner, President


Wisconsin Center for Paper Arts
811 Williamson Street
Madison, WI
608/284-8394
Contact Person: Nancee Killoran

Mission Statement
To provide a cultural resource center for the art and craft of hand made paper.

Programs
Workshops in (Western and Eastern) paper making, paper marbling, bookmaking, and other related paper arts. Summer Paper Art Camp for Kids, and year round paper classes. Participates in Gallery Night.

Types of Services Offered
Offers hand made paper to order, original artwork commissions, and cooperative memberships.


Wisconsin Community Theatre Association
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue
Sun Prairie, WI 53590-1717
608/837-9179
Contact: Frank Peot


Wisconsin Council for Local History
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
608/264-6583
Contact: Tom Mckay, Local History Coordinator


Wisconsin Dance Council
722 Lowell Hall
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703-1195
608/263-8927; FAX: 608/265-2475
E-Mail: karen.cowan@ccmail.adp.wisc.edu
Contact: Karen Cowan, Executive Director

Mission Statement

  • To promote dance as a discipline in education.
  • To promote the appreciation of dance as an art form
  • To improve the quality of dance as an art form
  • To act as a cultural force in the state by stimulating interest in and support for artistic and creative dance programs
  • To cooperate with other organizations concerned with dance
  • To provide its members with a proper vehicle for the display and development of artistic talent
  • To broaden awareness of dance as a therapeutic and health enhancing mode
  • To work for inclusion of dance in the Wisconsin school curriculum

Programs
Dance education committee, speakers bureau, dance curriculum workshops, public service.

Types of Services Offered
Activities w/other community groups
Advocacy
Board Development/Training
Education: K-12 grade
Newsletter
Promotion of the Arts


Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council
3900 W. Brown Deer Rd., Suite 130A
Milwaukee, WI 53209
414/962-7002 or 414/425-2465
Fax: 414/962-7052
E-mail: bcaprile@execpc.com
Contact: Barbara Caprile, President

Founded in 1916, the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering excellence in fine crafts – and to making them more significant in the cultural life of Wisconsin. Membership is open to all individuals who share this interest – from professional artisans, students, and gallery and shop owners to educators, collectors, museum curators and administrators. Members’ work represents a wide range of media, including ceramics, fiber, metal, glass, wood, enamels, leather, photography, and paper.

Mission Statement
WDCC seeks to promote fine craft by

  • Encouraging excellence in fine craft.
  • Providing public access to quality crafts through exhibitions, programs, and fairs.
  • Nurturing creative growth through an interchange of ideas.
  • Sustaining appreciation for fine craft through educational outreach.
  • Supporting fellowship among Wisconsin’s craftspeople through the networking of members.

Membership is open to all who share these interests.

Programs

  • Annual juried exhibition
  • Sponsorship of annual Morning Glory Craft Fair held in August at Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee. (1999 is 25th anniversary year.)
  • Sponsorship of Craft Collection, an elegant gift-oriented show and sale held in the fall.
  • Newsletter
  • Educational seminars
  • Creative workshops
  • Networking for members
  • Membership directory
  • Health Insurance

Wisconsin Federation of Museums
c/o Mike Zimmer
Rogers Street Fishing Village
PO Box 33
Two Rivers, WI 54241
Phone/Fax: 920/793-5905
Contact Person: Mike Zimmer, WFM president

Mission Statement
The purpose of this Federation shall be to promote the general welfare of museums in the State of Wisconsin and the museum professionals, to increase and disseminate knowledge pertinent to the profession, and to encourage cooperation among museums in the State.

Programs
Annual meeting - conference (spring), workshop/seminars (fall), and professional development grants.

Types of Services Offered
Annual conference
Newsletter


Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets
1325 Madison Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
414/248-8767
Email: sheryl.slocum@alverno.edu
Contact: Sheryl Slocum, President

Mission Statement
The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets is an organization of persons who love poetry, who write poetry, and who want to make the State of Wisconsin poetry conscious.

Our objectives are to secure fuller recognition of poetry as a cultural force, as a civilizing influence, and as a means to create a greater appreciation of the art of the poet.

We encourage Wisconsin Poets through public readings and semi-annual conferences to perfect their work and grow in the medium of poetry.

We want to encourage the reading of and feeling for poetry in schools, in public places, and in the homes of Wisconsin.

Programs
Offers semi-annual conferences, sponsors local poetry festivals, and publishes Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar and the quarterly Museletter.

Types of Services Offered
Activities w/other community groups
Semi-Annual Conferences
Newsletter
Promotion of the Arts
Special Projects


Wisconsin Fine Arts Association
(Ozuakee Art Center)

W62 N718 Riveredge Drive
Cedarburg, WI 53012-1337
414/377-8230
Contact: Paul Yank


Wisconsin Folk Arts Association
40 Fuller Court
Madison, WI 53704
608/241-3655
E-Mail: kuharski@msn.fullfeed.com
Contact: Michael Kuharski, Chair


Wisconsin Folklore and Folklife Society
UW-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715/346-4328
Contact: William Clark


Wisconsin Foundation for the Arts
PO Box 1404
Madison, WI 53701-1404
608/283-2432; FAX: 608/251-9166
Contact: Jeffrey B. Bartell, Chairman

Mission Statement
To foster the arts by sponsoring research, providing leadership, and recognizing outstanding contributions to the arts by individuals, groups and communities.

Programs
Governor’s Awards in Support of the Arts

Types of Services Offered
Advocacy
Newsletter
Promotion of the Arts


Wisconsin High School Forensic Association
10 East Main Street
Evansville, WI 53536
608/882-6004; FAX: 608/882-6661
Email: whsfa@inwave.com
Contact: J. Peter Shaw, Executive Director

Mission Statement

  • To provide an opportunity for students in the schools of Wisconsin to enhance communication skills through participation in theatre, debate, and speech activities;
  • To promote and encourage cooperation among various communication organizations within Wisconsin;

To provide a forum for the development of standards, skills, and materials for participation in all forensic activities.

Programs
Offers speech, theater, and debate activities for high schools and middle schools.

Types of Services Offered
Speech, theater, and middle level festivals, debate tournaments, publications (handbooks), adjudicator training, newsletter, advocacy, promotion of the Arts, and education.


Wisconsin Humanities Council
802 Regent Street
Madison, WI 53715
608/262-0706; FAX: 608/263-7970
E-Mail: whc@danenet.wicop.org
Contact: Peg Wallace, Associate Director

Mission Statement
Founded in 1972 as an independent affiliate of the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Wisconsin Humanities Council supports projects that deepen public knowledge of and appreciation for the humanities, encourage dialogue between the humanities scholars and members of the public, and build bridges between the diverse groups of Wisconsin citizens.

Programs
Mini-grants, $2,000 or less, six deadlines per year; major grants, $2,001 to $10,000, three deadlines per year; Speakers Bureau, 42 humanities scholars addressing 66 topics; resource center, rental of humanities resources such as exhibits and videos.

Types of Services Offered
Activities w/other community groups
Grantmaking (humanities)
Newsletter


Wisconsin Music Educators Association
4797 Hayes Road
Madison, WI 53704
608/249-4566; FAX: 608/249-5532
Email: mgeorge@wmea.com
Contact: Michael George, Executive Director

Mission Statement
The Wisconsin Music Educators Association exists to improve the quality of music education for the youth of Wisconsin by representing the shared interests and needs of music educators and fostering their professional growth.

Programs
Offers professional development for music teachers, public information about music education, and advocacy for music education and the arts.

Types of Services Offered
Advocacy
Annual Conference
Newsletter
Promotion of the Arts
Special Projects
Technical Assistance


Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors/
Wisconsin Artists in All Media

1744 N. Pulaski Street or PO Box 511130
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414/225-9644
E-Mail: wps/waam@aol.com or phaubert@execpc.com
Contacts: Gary John Gresl, President
South East Chapter Chair, Donna Elliot
South Central Chapter Chair, Peggy Flora Zalucha
North East Chapter Chair, Steve Ballard

Mission Statement
WP&S/WAAM, founded in 1900, is a non-profit organization of visual artists and friends united to advance opportunities and services for artists and the general public, committed to the importance and value of visual art and its creation in our society.

Programs
Juried exhibitions, classes, artists’ forums, critiques, and publisher of Art Wisconsin. WPS/WAAM has 3 active chapter locations: Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay.

Types of Services Offered
Activities w/other communities
Advocacy
Databases
Education: K-12 grade
Education: Lifelong learning
Fundraising
Newsletter
Producer/Promoter of visual art exhibitions
Promotion of visual arts and artists
Special Projects
Technical Assistance
Web site with virtual gallery


Wisconsin Presenters’ Network
c/o Capitol Civic Centre
913 S 8th St
PO Box 399
Manitowoc, WI 54221-0399
920/683-1937; FAX: 920/683-0272
E-Mail: ccc@lakefield.net
Contact Person: Joseph Ferlo, WPN Chair

Mission Statement
To support and enhance the activities of the individuals and organizations presenting the professional performing arts in Wisconsin. Our goals are to: 1) Share/distribute current information pertinent to Wisconsin presenters; 2) Advocate; 3) Provide opportunities for information exchange/cooperative booking; and 4) Promote professional development.

Programs
Professional development opportunities are available to members attending WPN’s annual spring meetings/retreat.

Types of Services Offered
Advocacy
Annual retreat
Databases
Promotion of the Arts
Special Projects
Technical Assistance


Wisconsin Public Radio
821 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
608/263-4120; FAX: 608/263-9763
E-Mail: mitchell@vilas.uwex.edu
Contact: Jack Mitchell, Director

Mission Statement
To realize the Wisconsin Idea by producing, acquiring, and delivering to audiences, high quality audio programming that serves public needs for cultural enrichment, intellectual stimulation, and discussion of issues that matter to individuals and the statewide community.

Wisconsin Public Radio is a partnership between the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board (a state agency) and the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Programs
Presents two statewide radio services and some national programming.

Types of Services Offered
Activities w/other community groups
Education: Lifelong learning
Fundraising
Grantmaking
Producer/Presenter
Promotion of the Arts
Special Projects


Wisconsin Public Television
821 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
608/263-2121; FAX: 608/263-9763
Contact: Byron Knight, Director of Television

Mission Statement
The mission of Wisconsin Public Television is to acquire, produce and deliver to significant statewide audiences high quality television programming, production, and community education and outreach services. These non-commercial services will provide all viewers access to educational, informational and entertainment programming produced nationally and locally, and will extend the impact of the television service.

Programs
Children’s programs, news and public affairs, drama, how-to programs, outreach.


Wisconsin Quilt History Project, Inc.
PO Box 174
Thiensville, WI 53092
414/242-4377
Contact: Sharon Timpe, Corresponding Secretary

Mission Statement
WQHP, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization, registered as a charity with the State of Wisconsin, which is led by a Board of Directors who have been drawn from volunteers across the state.

WQHP, Inc. was formed in 1988 to record all aspects of quilt-making in Wisconsin from 1809 to 1950. The project is dedicated to studying the artistic, cultural, and social importance of quilts and to encouraging the proper care and preservation of quilts.

Programs
Quilt History Days were held in 37 Wisconsin counties from 1988 through 1993. Quilts were photographed, measured, and described, and had their histories recorded. To date, nearly 7,000 quilts have been documented.

Types of Services Offered
Newsletter


Wisconsin Regional Artists Association
723 Lowell Hall
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703-1195
715/356-6470 or 608/263-7814
FAX: 608/265-2475
E-Mail: ljnelson@facstaff.wisc.edu
Contact: Jeanette Krueger, President

Programs
Offers opportunities for amateur artists to enter regional exhibits throughout the state and an annual art show and conference day in Madison. At these shows, there are opportunities to learn from demos, awards to be won, and a chance to be picked to exhibit in a year-long travel show throughout the state.

Types of Services Offered
Activities w/other communities
Annual Conference
Education: Lifelong learning
Newsletter
Promotion of the Arts


Wisconsin Regional Writers’ Association
912 Cass Street
Portage, WI 53901
608/742-2410
Contact: Elayne Clipper Hanson, President

Mission Statement
A statewide writing organization of professional and amateur writers, dedicated to self-improvement, service to others and to the writer’s craft.

Our purpose is to draw together the many diverse creative elements in the state and to provide an opportunity and an outlet for that creative writing talent.

Programs
Spring and Fall Conferences held at various locations around the state, featuring speakers and hands-on workshops. Publication of a quarterly newsletter giving marketing information, activities of local writing clubs and writers, and general writing information. Jade Ring Writing Contests. Round Robin home study groups. Other contests and writing opportunities: Al P. Nelson feature article contest, Florence Lindemann humorous essay contest.

Types of Services Offered
Annual Conference
Artists Fellowships (scholarships)
Education: Lifelong learning
Newsletter
Special Projects (Rhinelander School of the Arts)
Technical Assistance


Wisconsin School Music Association
4797 Hayes Road
Madison, WI 53704
608/249-4566; FAX: 608/249-5532
Email: mgeorge@wmea.com
Contact: Michael George, Executive Director

Mission Statement
The mission of the Wisconsin School Music Association is to provide leadership and support for school music programs to ensure all students have opportunities which encourage lifelong involvement in music and to make music an integral part of the school curriculum and community life.

Programs
Music festivals/contests for grades 6-12, high school and middle school state honors performing groups, music composition project. Teacher in-service training.

Types of Services Offered
Advocacy
Annual Conference
Databases
Education: K-12 grade
Newsletter
Promotion of the Arts
Special Projects


Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum, Inc.
PO Box 11378
Milwaukee, WI 53211
888/282-6776
E-Mail: wsf@execpc.com
Contact: David Thome, President

Mission Statement
Support and educate screenwriters

Types of Services Offered
Newsletter, critique service, seminars, writing contest


Wisconsin State Rosemaling Association
1929 Skyline Drive
Stoughton, WI 53589
Contact: Doris Barry, President


Wisconsin Storytellers Guild
1622 Meadowcrest Lane
Middleton, WI 53562
608/831-8253
Contact: David Keesey-Berg


Wisconsin Watercolor Society
2025 E. Newberry Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211-3651
414/964-7581
Contact Person: Steve Horvath, President

Mission Statement
Promotion of Watercolor medium by two annual shows somewhere in Wisconsin.
This year our spring exhibit is in West Bend and our fall show is in Kenosha.

Programs
Our annual meeting provides a demonstration by a well-known artist. The demonstration is open to the public.

Types of Services Offered
Newsletter
Promotion of the Arts


Wisconsin Women in the Arts
8700 S. 15th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154-3710
414/762-0270
Contact: Carla Bodette


Women’s Caucus for Art, Central Wisconsin Chapter
PO Box 8161
Madison, WI 53708-8161
608/286-0251; FAX: 608/244-5071
E-Mail: caitperks@hotmail.com
Contact Person: Caitlin Perkins, President 1999

Mission Statement
We are committed to equal representation and visibility for all people’s work in the art community.

Programs
Exhibitions, pot lucks, lectures, workshops, special events, regional and national conferences.

Types of Services Offered
Newsletter
Advocacy
Promotion of the arts
Retail discounts
Mailing list
Part of regional and national networks
Networking
Producer/Promoter
Leadership training
Access to bulk mailing
Grant sponsorship