COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program

As of 2:00PM CDT September 30, 2020, the COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program is no longer accepting applications in accordance with the application deadline posted in the Program Grant Announcement.

Applicants and other interested persons are encouraged to register for the Program email distribution list.


Music, visual art, live performances, and other cultural organizations have always been a place of healing and hope for Wisconsinites, especially during difficult times. However the COVID-19 pandemic has hit these institutions hard, and our state risks losing them when we need them most.

Governor Tony Evers has designated $5,000,000 from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist cultural organizations whose operations have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Administered through the Department of Administration (DOA), the COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program will provide grants of up to $250,000 to eligible organizations.

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