Wisconsin Arts Board: ‘Creative Industries Committee’ to hold first meeting

Contact: George Tzougros


Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Arts Board has convened a committee of experts, the Creative Industries Committee, to guide the Arts Board’s work to serve and promote the creative industries in Wisconsin. Kevin Miller, Executive Director of Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA), who also chairs the Wisconsin Arts Board is a member of the Creative Industries Committee.

This committee will hold the first of two meetings at the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, on Thursday, April 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please see the attached list of committee members, which also includes John Short, Dean & Chief Executive Officer of UW-Fond du Lac.

The Arts Board defines creative industries as those organizations, individuals and companies whose products and services have their origin in artistic, cultural, creative, and/or aesthetic content, as a critical sector in community and regional economic development. The creative industries include advertising, architecture, arts and antique markets, culinary arts, crafts, design, designer fashion, film, video and photography, software, computer games and electronic publishing, music and the visual and performing arts, publishing, television and radio.

Committee members will provide insight for the Arts Board’s strategic goal of assisting Wisconsin communities to engage the creative industries in sustainable community and economic development. This may result in the creation of programs and services and the research and development of necessary resources.

The Wisconsin Arts Board is the state agency which nurtures creativity, cultivates expression, promotes the arts, supports the arts in education, stimulates community and economic development and serves as a resource for people of every culture and heritage. Since 1973, the Arts Board has supported artists and arts organizations with funds from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on the Wisconsin Arts Board, please visit www.artsboard.wisconsin.gov. For information on Wisconsin arts and cultural events, please visit www.portalwisconsin.org.