To serve the people of Wisconsin and enrich communities, as the voice for the arts in Wisconsin. Arts Wisconsin is the only independent statewide organization providing a leadership forum for advancing the local and statewide creative economy, integrating the arts and creativity in education, educating entrepreneurs and activists, and engaging policy-makers and the public as a catalyst for dialogue, information, and action.
Everyone, everywhere in Wisconsin has the opportunity to experience, participate in, and benefit from the arts.
The instinct to be creative is universal
The arts embrace and celebrate diverse perspectives and distinct and numerous forms of cultural expression
The arts are integral and must be accessible to the lives of all citizens
The arts are essential to Wisconsin’s economic, educational and civic high standards and continued growth
The arts and culture are at the core of the quality of life in Wisconsin and all of its communities.