Now Open for applications! Wisconsin Arts Rescue Program Grant

Information session is noon on Thursday, Sept. 9

The Wisconsin Arts Board’s “Wisconsin Arts Rescue Program Grant is designed to help secure jobs and keep the doors open to the hundreds of arts organizations in Wisconsin that add value to the state’s economy and bolster the creative life of our communities. Created in response to the continuing pandemic, these grants provide funding to arts organizations for pandemic-related losses sustained due to the cancellation of programming, operations, and events.

Applications for the grant are due on Oct. 14, 2021 at 3pm.  Approximately $778,200 will be distributed.

To learn more, attend the information session on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.

Last chance to buy LPC Raffle Tickets

August 30, 2021

This Saturday, September 4th is the last day to buy tickets for the La Pointe Center for the Arts fundraising raffle drawing. Grand prize includes a three-night stay in a gorgeous home on the shores of Lake Superior on Madeline Island. Included in the package is a boat trip out to Devil’s Island caves, mopeds to explore the Island, and restaurant vouchers to enjoy some of our great food.

Drawing takes place Sunday, September 5
3 PM in front of the Beach Club

Grand Prize includes a three-night stay at this gorgeous lake home.

Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100 and can be purchased at the LPC Art Gallery, the Madeline Island Golf Course, and LPC Board members will be stationed around town on Saturday September 4th. For more information call Peg at 218.391.8352

LPC April 20 Book Club ZOOM Link

7 PM Central

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89732463493?pwd=MkFhSVFsZ1FCMERuSElZZmNFc3Axdz09


Discussion led by Mark Heir.

The book is The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson published in 2020.  Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports, the author provides a new lens on London’s darkest year during the blitz through the day-to day experience of Churchill and his family and advisors.  Lots of intriguing insights and personal details.

Seri already has copies at the Library.

LPC April 20 Book Club ZOOM Link

7 PM Central

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89732463493?pwd=MkFhSVFsZ1FCMERuSElZZmNFc3Axdz09


The book is The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson published in 2020.  Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports, the author provides a new lens on London’s darkest year during the blitz through the day-to day experience of Churchill and his family and advisors.  Lots of intriguing insights and personal details.

Seri already has copies at the Library.

Creative Wisconsin Month April 2021

Presented by Arts Wisconsin in partnership with people, organizations, and businesses throughout the state, Creative Wisconsin Month celebrates the diversity and variety of Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial arts and creative sector, demonstrates the ways in which creativity revitalizes communities across the state, and shares those stories with representatives and decision-makers. Creative Wisconsin Month will unfold as a series of presentations and conversations over the course of the month, focusing on the future as we emerge from the pandemic era. Sessions scheduled to date include:

 

  • Dasha Kelly Hamilton

    Thursday, April 1, 1-1:30 CT:  Creative Wisconsin Month kick off with Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton 

  • Tuesday, April 6, 10 – 11 am CT: Advocacy 101, 102, and beyond  All about the 2021-2023 state budget process, initiatives for investment, and how you can make your voice heard.
  • Friday, April 23, 11 am – 12 noon CT:   Wisconsin’s Young Arts Leaders:  making a creative career and a life.   Hear from three young Wisconsin creative sector leaders about their hopes, aspirations, and ideas as they start their careers at this unprecedented moment in time.
  • Wednesday, April 28, 11 am – 12 noon CT: State of Arts and Creative Sector Funding in Wisconsin, one year later, co-presented by Arts Wisconsin  and the Wisconsin Philanthropy Network.

Americans for the Arts will present the National Arts Action Summit, a multi-day event giving grassroots advocates crucial advocacy training from experts in the field, April 5-9. Participation is free! Click here for info and to register.

Check out the Creative Wisconsin Month schedule – a continually updated work in progress – and ways for you to get involved. Get in touch with Arts Wisconsin with your questions and comments.

Next LPC Book Club Meeting

Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. central

The book is A Good Provider is one who leaves:  One family and migration in the 21st century by Jason DeParle.  Kirkus Reviews says of this book, “a gorgeously written, uniquely insightful and evenly critical volume that hits every talking point on world migration today.”

The author lived with a family in the Philippines to gather material for his book. Pixie Martin will be leading the discussion.  Seri will be ordering copies for the Library and other public libraries will most likely have copies of the book.

Upcoming Book Club Meetings

After surveying the members and determining the availability of discussion leaders, it was decided to stay with the third Tuesday of the month and to continue with the zoom format.

March 16:  Educated, by Tara Westover led by Robin Russell

April 20: The Splendid and the Vile by Eric Larson led by Mark Hier

May 18: Anxious People, by Fredrick Backman led by Susi Saxl

Enjoy your reading!

Artists, here’s how to apply for Wisconsin “We’re All In” Grants

Applications being accepted October 19 through Monday, November 2

APPLY ONLINE HERE

HOW IT WORKS


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Artists, musicians, creatives – you are very likely eligible to apply for the WEDC We’re All In Grant for small businesses!

Were you in business prior to January 1, 2020?
Did you lose money or have more expenses as a result of COVID?
Did you have less than $1 million in revenue in 2019?
Do you have less than 50 employees?
(If you work by yourself, you count as one employee)
Are you a small business, sole proprietor, gig worker or contractor
(aka filled a Schedule C)?

Did you answer “yes” to all of the above?

For more information on how to apply,
contact Barbara at La Pointe Center
715.209.5471 or email lapointecenter at gmail.com

Wisconsin We’re All In Grants for Creatives

Artists, musicians, creatives – you are very likely eligible to apply for the WEDC We’re All In Grant for small businesses!

Were you in business prior to January 1, 2020?
Did you lose money or have more expenses as a result of COVID?
Did you have less than $1 million in revenue in 2019?
Do you have less than 50 employees?
(If you work by yourself, you count as one employee)
Are you a small business, sole proprietor, gig worker or contractor
(aka filled a Schedule C)?

Did you answer “yes” to all of the above?

Join us on Tuesday, October 20, at 3:45PM to learn more about the state of Wisconsin We’re All In grant opportunity to get up to $5,000

SIGN UP HERE

LPC September Book Club Tomorrow

ZOOM LINK TO BOOK CLUB MEETING 
Tuesday, September 15, 7 PM Central

Join us tomorrow for our September Book Club meeting when we will be discussing Leif Enger’s Virgil Wander.  We are very pleased to have Leif Enger  joining us for the ZOOM session.  Mark Hier will be leading the discussion and Joe Scarry will be the technical operator.

If you have questions for the author please send to Mark at mbhier1@gmail.com.