Artistic Development Grant

Application period - CLOSED

Because of the challenges we are facing due to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), CBAC is extending the due date for submitting Artistic Development grant applications to May 1, 2020. We will also consider covering more than 50% of an artist’s proposal in order to support our arts community as best we can during these difficult and uncertain times.

​​The purpose of this grant is to promote ongoing learning and to encourage area residents to further their artistic abilities for reasons of personal growth and enhanced community artistic excellence. 

Any professional, amateur or student artist residing in Ashland or Bayfield County is eligible to apply.  

​Grant Schedule:

March 1, 2020 - Applications available

May 1, 2020 - Applications due

May 15, 2020 - Grant awards announced

General information 

Learn about criteria and eligibility 


Download an application

View a list ofprevious grant recipients 2012 - 2020

CBAC serves as a regranting organization for funds received through the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB). The grant programs are funded by a $7,000 award from the WAB, which also requires a $7,000 local match before the organization  distributes $14,000 to local artists and organizations through its annual grant process.

Supporting the
arts & artists in Northern Wisconsin

Arts Initiative Grant

Application period - CLOSED

Arts Initiative Grants are project based.  Proposed projects may include public exhibitions, performances, publications, touring productions, commissioned art and educational activities. Artistic disciplines may encompass dance, theater, music, folk arts, literary arts, video, film and visual arts.

Arts Initiative grants include a new category – the  Jim Ramsdell Soaring Spirit Fund.  These funds are intended for Arts Initiative grant applications that are… “dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of the natural world around us and fostering a reverence for all its creatures.” (Jim Ramsdell).  These funds were made available as a memorial for Jim to further his work.

Grant Schedule:
December 1, 2019 - Applications available
January 17, 2020  - Applications due
February 17, 2020 - Grant awards announced

General Information
Download and learn about criteria and eligibility 

Download an application

Final Report 
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