Anne Katz

Year inducted: 2016

Anne Katz is executive director of Arts Wisconsin, Wisconsin’s independent statewide community arts action, service, and development organization, whose mission is to nurture, serve, promote, and speak up for the arts in Wisconsin and all of its communities. She guides Arts Wisconsin’s programs and activities, serves Wisconsin’s diverse and ever-expanding creative community, and advocates and builds partnerships in the public and private sectors for the arts and creative industries on the local level.  Under her leadership, Arts Wisconsin received the 2004 Governor’s Award in Support of the Arts from the Wisconsin Foundation for the Arts.

Katz was an Arts Administration Fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts in 1988, and was a member of the 2014-2015 class of National Arts Strategies’ Chief Executive Program, a global leadership program focused on community cultural development.  She is a nationally sought after speaker on the arts, arts education, and the creative economy, and has been a review panelist for numerous local, state, regional, and national grant programs. She serves on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Public Radio Association and the Wisconsin Downtown Action Council and is a past chair of the State Arts Action Council, the national network of statewide arts service and advocacy organizations affiliated with Americans for the Arts.

She is a graduate of Brandeis University and studied drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. Katz has received the “Service to Music” Award from the Association of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestras, and has been recognized as one of the twenty-five most powerful arts leaders in the country, according to “Barry’s Blog."

Works by Anne Katz

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