Community Supported Arts in Wisconsin

Why Art is Important

ARTiculture was created in recognition that financing for the arts is long out-of-date. Too few artists receive funding to work on creative projects, and most members of a community don’t know about local artists worth discovering. The reasoning behind community supported arts—a model spreading rapidly in cities across the U.S.—is simple:

1. Artists face a constant struggle to create the art they want to because they simply don’t have the financial backing they need.

2. Community Support Arts programs like ARTiculture solve this problem by connecting communities and artists with a scalable model for sharing art.

3. The result is an enriched community that wholeheartedly values the arts and their role in thriving civic life. Communities that embrace the arts see improvements in quality of life—from economics to education to innovation and health.