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At just over $10 billion, or 3.1% of Wisconsin’s GDP, you might think that the arts and culture sector is doing pretty darn well. It's not.

How are entrepreneurs nurturing creativity and leading innovation in business, art, and technology in our state?

What we learned from a year of examining how to harness the power of creativity to improve life in Wisconsin.

How are we cultivating creativity in the next generation? Watch the Wisconsin Academy-hosted discussion with three leaders in Wisconsin's early childhood and K-12 education fields.

How can a revved up creative economy help create a better quality of life in Wisconsin?

How can specific investments in the knowledge economy and our creative sectors make a brighter future for Wisconsin?

Family purchasing a share in the Vernon Electric Cooperative solar farm. Photo by Dave Maxwell.

Vernon Electric Cooperative (VEC), a 10,500 member-owned electric distribution cooperative in Westby, Wisconsin, is a leader in offering community solar and facilitating the construction of utility scale solar projects.

Why has Wisconsin, which is ranked 48th in the U.S. for public arts funding, retreated from public investment in the arts?

Art that interacts with and improves local communities is essential for maintaining—and improving—our quality of life in Wisconsin.

A year ago I was doing what any sane adult does on a sub-zero night in Eau Claire: sharing a plate of fried cheese curds and ordering a second round at Houligan’s.

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Wisconsin Academy Offices 
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608.733.6633


James Watrous Gallery 
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608.733.6633 x25