Powers and duties. 44.53(1)(a)
Continually study the artistic and cultural activities within the state.
Assist communities in creating and developing their own arts programs.
Encourage and assist freedom of artistic expression.
Promulgate rules, pursuant to ch. 227
, for the implementation and operations of this subchapter.
Plan and implement, when funds are available in the appropriations under s. 20.215 (1) (b)
, a program of contracts with or grants-in-aid to groups or, in appropriate cases, individuals of exceptional talent engaged in or concerned with the arts. No grantee may receive any funds distributed as grants-in-aid under this paragraph unless the grantee provides at least 50% of the estimated total cost of the project, either in the form of moneys or in-kind contributions of equivalent value, to be funded under this paragraph.
Arrange and schedule the portrait of the governor or any former governor. Costs incurred under this paragraph shall be charged to the appropriation under s. 20.215 (1) (c)
up to a limit of $10,000 per portrait. Costs in excess of $10,000 per portrait may be charged to the appropriation under s. 20.215 (1) (c)
only with the prior approval of the joint committee on finance.
Annually, award an amount equal to at least 5% of all state and federal funds received by the board in that year for grants to artists and arts organizations to artists who are minority group members and arts groups composed principally of minority group members. In this paragraph, "minority group member" has the meaning specified in s. 560.036 (1) (f)
Administer challenge grant programs for the purpose of encouraging the fund-raising efforts of arts organizations.
Enter into contracts with individuals, organizations, units of government and institutions for services furthering the development of the arts and humanities.
Accept all gifts and grants and expend them for the purposes intended.
Award an operational grant to an organization if the sum of all operational grants awarded in the current year does not exceed 50% of the sum of all grants awarded to organizations from the appropriations under s. 20.215 (1) (b)
in the current year.
The board shall appoint an executive secretary outside the classified service to serve at its pleasure.
History: 1973 c. 90
Public service requirement. 44.56(1)
The board shall by rule define "public service" for the purpose of this section.
Every recipient of a grant awarded by the board under the board's general grants program or community arts program from the appropriation under s. 20.215 (1) (b)
shall perform a public service which shall be mutually agreed upon by the board and the grant recipient at the time the grant is awarded.
History: 1981 c. 20
Arts challenge initiative grants. 44.565(1)
In this section, "local arts agency" means an organization that represents local arts organizations.
From the appropriation under s. 20.215 (1) (d)
, the board shall award arts challenge initiative grants to arts organizations and local arts agencies.
The board shall award grants from the appropriation under s. 20.215 (1) (d)
to match up to 25% of an arts organization's or a local arts agency's income from contributions for the fiscal year in which a grant may be awarded which exceeds the amount of income from contributions in the previous fiscal year and income from earned income which exceeds the amount of earned income from the previous fiscal year in that fiscal year subject to the following requirements:
An arts organization or a local arts agency must earn income which exceeds the amount of earned income from the previous fiscal year in each fiscal year for which the organization or local arts agency applies for a grant to meet the requirements of this paragraph. The receipt of a grant by an arts organization or local arts agency in a previous fiscal year does not exempt an arts organization or a local arts agency from the requirements under this paragraph.
The board shall set aside at least 10% of the funds for grants under par. (a)
for grants to minority arts organizations.
The board shall set aside at least 20% of the funds for grants under par. (a)
for grants to arts organizations and local arts agencies that have operating budgets of less than $100,000.
Notwithstanding par. (b)
, a grant under par. (c)
may match up to 100% of the sum of the arts organization's or local arts agency's income from contributions and earned income for the previous fiscal year, except that a grant under par. (d)
shall be not less than $3,000 and not more than $10,000.
If the amount in the appropriation under s. 20.215 (1) (d)
in any fiscal year is insufficient to fund all grants under this section, the board shall award grants, including the minimum and maximum grants under sub. (2) (e)
, on a prorated basis.
The board shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section.
History: 1987 a. 27
; 1989 a. 31
Fine arts in state buildings. 44.57(1)
This section does not apply to:
Any contract for the construction, reconstruction, renovation or remodeling of or addition to any state building if the total construction cost of the project is $250,000 or less.
Sheds, warehouses, highways or streets, or other buildings or spaces which are not open for entry by the general public in the normal use of the building or space.
Game farms, fish hatcheries, nurseries and other production facilities operated by the department of natural resources.
(2) Minimum expenditure required. 44.57(2)(a)(a)
Except as provided in par. (b)
, at least two-tenths of one percent of the appropriation for the construction, reconstruction, renovation or remodeling of or addition to a state building, including but not limited to amounts appropriated for design and supervision, site preparation, equipment and administrative and personnel costs, shall be utilized to acquire one or more works of art to be incorporated into the structure for which the appropriation was made, or displayed inside or on the grounds of that structure and to fund all administrative costs that the board incurs in acquiring one or more works of art.
If the state building to which this section applies is located contiguous to other state buildings, the advisory committee acting under sub. (3)
may apply the funds set aside under par. (a)
to the acquisition, including all associated administrative costs, of one or more works of art to be incorporated into one of the other contiguous buildings or to be displayed on the grounds of one or more of the contiguous state buildings.
After selection of the architect for any project subject to this section, the board shall convene an advisory committee for the purpose of reviewing and recommending works of art to be incorporated into the structure.
The advisory committee shall consist of at least 5 members appointed by the board, including:
At least 2 persons who are artists, art educators, art administrators, museum directors or curators, art critics or art collectors.
At least 2 persons who are project managers, architects, users of the building or members of the building commission.
After review of the recommendations of the advisory committee convened under sub. (3)
, the board shall make the final selection of the artist and the work of art to be incorporated into the project. The board shall ensure that the aggregate of works of art selected under this section represent a wide variety of art forms executed by the broadest feasible diversity of artists, except that the board shall give preference to artists who are residents of this state.
The board shall enter into one or more contracts to procure the work of art selected for the project. Except as provided in subd. 2.
, the contracts shall provide for sole ownership of the works of art acquired under this section in the state of Wisconsin.
If the work of art to be acquired is an existing work of art and is no longer subject to the control of the artist originating the work of art, the contract shall provide sole ownership in the state of Wisconsin, subject to the existing obligations, if any, of the owner to the originating artist. If the work of art selected is a work of art which is owned by the artist originating the work of art or if the work of art has not been executed on the date of the contract, the contract shall provide for sole ownership in the state of Wisconsin, subject to the following rights retained by the artist unless limited by written agreement between the board and the artist:
The right to reproduce the work of art, including all rights secured to the artist under federal copyrights laws.
(5) Board responsibilities.
After acquisition of the work of art under sub. (4)
, the board shall:
Ensure proper execution of the work of art, if the work of art is a new work of art.
Ensure that the work of art acquired under this section is properly installed within the public view.
Cooperate with the bureau of facilities management and consult with the artist or the artist's representative to ensure that each work of art acquired under this section is properly maintained and is not artistically altered without the consent of the artist or the artist's representative.
Ensure that any work of art acquired under this section is maintained and displayed on the grounds of the state building for at least 25 years, unless the board finds that earlier removal is in the public interest. When the board, in consultation with the agency making principal use of the building to which the work of art is appurtenant, determines that the work of art should be removed, the board shall loan the work of art to an accredited museum in the state or to an educational or other appropriate public institution capable of maintaining and exhibiting the work of art.
Arts incubator grants and loans. 44.60(1)(a)
"Arts incubator" means a facility that provides nonprofit arts organizations or individual professional artists with shared support services and with office, storage, studio, gallery, performance or other work or living space at a lower rent than the market rate in the community.
"Nonprofit arts organization" means a nonprofit corporation organized under ch. 181
for the purpose of furthering the arts.
"Nonprofit business development organization" means a housing and community development authority created under s. 66.4325 (1)
, redevelopment corporation, as defined in s. 66.405 (3) (s)
, redevelopment authority created under s. 66.431 (3)
, community development corporation, as defined in s. 234.94 (2)
, or any nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to promote the economic development of a particular area or region in the state.
The board may award a grant not exceeding $5,000 to a nonprofit business development organization or a nonprofit arts organization to fund a feasibility study of the need for and the initial design of an arts incubator in a particular region of this state.
The board may award a grant or loan not exceeding $50,000 to a nonprofit business development organization or nonprofit arts organization to fund the initial development and operation of a proposed arts incubator, including equipment purchases, building acquisition and rehabilitation and staff costs, after considering all of the following:
The qualifications of the proposed arts incubator's management and staff.
The availability and cost of office, storage, studio, gallery, performance or other work or living space in the community.
The support and involvement of local businesses, the local financial community, local governmental units and the local arts community.
The cost-effectiveness of the arts incubator.
The effect of the arts incubator on the local economy and the community in which it is located.
The financial viability of the proposed arts incubator.
At the request of the board, the department of tourism shall assist the board in evaluating proposed projects under this section.
History: 1989 a. 31
; 1995 a. 27
Wisconsin regranting program. 44.62(1)(b)
"Municipality" means any city, village, town, county or federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state.
Subject to sub. (3)
, the board shall award grants under the Wisconsin regranting program to local arts agencies and municipalities. Grants shall be awarded from the appropriation under s. 20.215 (1) (f)
No grant may be distributed under sub. (2)
unless the local arts agency or municipality makes a matching fund contribution that is equal to the amount of the grant awarded under this section. Private funds and in-kind contributions may be applied to meet the requirement of this subsection.
The board shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section.
History: 1995 a. 27