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Shawano County Arts Council is a Multi-faceted Community Organization

As a Presenter

We sponsor the Box In The Wood Theatre Guild, the Shawano Art & Craft Fair and the Shawano Folk Music Festival. We are always looking for more opportunities to bring arts events to our area.

As a Community Resource

We cooperate with local high schools, the Shawano County 4-H, the Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce, the Tourism Marketing and Advertising Council, Shawano County, local professional presenters and others.

As a Facility Manager

We maintain and operate the Mielke Arts Center as the focal point in a four county area and as a venue for touring and community activities.

As a Fund-Raiser

We maintain a progressive relationship with the Mielke Family Foundation, Shawano County, the City of Shawano, the Wisconsin Arts Board and hundreds of patrons in order to fund special and capital projects.

As a Local Arts Agency

We provide technical assistance and services to the Shawano County 4-H, area high schools, the Shawano Jaycees and other arts and civic groups. In addition, SCAC speaks on arts issues in the community, works with statewide arts consortia and provides services for both private and community events.

As a Art-In-Education Broker

We arrange symposiums in local schools with visiting artists and strives to further student opportunities to determine their place in the arts.

Mission Statement

The Shawano County Arts Council exists to develop the Mielke Arts Center into a total community resource for the arts using an organized volunteer base to:

  • Increase opportunities for arts participation, education and outreach.

  • Expand performances and artistic events for the benefit and enjoyment of all.

  • Enhance tourism, economic development and quality of life for the community.

The SCAC prohibits discrimination and harassment of its programs, activities of its member organizations on the basis of origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disabilities or any status protected by applied laws.

It is the mission of the Shawano County Arts Council to provide to the citizens of Shawano County and the surrounding communities, along with visitors, a wide array of activities that promote artistic endeavors.

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