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Madison Arts

Madison Arts works to encourage artistic activities and initiates cultural programs that integrate, support, and advance arts and culture as an essential part of life in Madison. Madison Arts initiates and helps to develop plans and studies that work to focus the goals and needs of the art community in Madison. Madison Arts works closely with the community to provide exhbition and performance spaces and organize events where artists in Madison can experience a diversity of arts and culture.


Artists at Work

The City of Madison is seeking proposals for 2022-2023 that will contribute to workforce development and diversification of the creative sector. The Artists at Work (AAW) program will provide a unique opportunity for one-time support of either $15,000 or $25,000 for organizations wishing to reinstate an arts position that they eliminated due to the COVID-19 pandemic or establish a new position utilizing the unique skills of artists and creative workers for organizational sustainability.

Proposals for positions that employ and utilize the unique skills of artists and creative workers will be reviewed in two phases. Phase 1 – General applicant info and statement of interest. & Phase 2 – Full application including position description, salary information, letters of recommendation, supplemental materials.

Artists at Work Grant Guidelines and Application
4-25-2022 Artists at Work Q&A Session Recording

Annual Grant Program Guidelines
Annual Grant Program Application

2-10-2021 MAC Workshop Recording
BLINK Guidelines
BLINK Application
Art in Public Places Looks Forward Guidelines
Art in Public Places Looks Forward Application (

COVID-19 Grant Revisions
Grant Proposal Revision Report
List Project Evaluators
Project Evaluation Report
Final Report Form for Project

Disability Pride (A) Application and (B) Narrative

Sample Contract 1
Sample Contract 2


Art Installation
Tyanna Buie installing "This is only a Facade" for Blink in an empty State Street storefront. Space courtesty of Urban Land Interests.



Last Updated: 04/26/2022