Slow Brown Fox (formerly The Quill)
Our newest literary and visual project: Slow Brown Fox. This program brings literature and art directly from the community. We will publish these editions when enough submissions have been approved. This publication grew out of The Quill which was a literary compilation of works submitted by students in the community. The name Slow Brown Fox was one that was suggested in 1981 for consideration as a name for Artstreet before Artstreet was born! The name is a nod to the humble beginnings of our organization and our most popular event.
U R Art
We believe that all students should take part in experiences like music, theater, dance, visual arts and other art forms. U R Art is dedicated to ensure access for high quality arts learning for youth in our community.
We initially kicked off U R Art at the Titletown District in the summer of 2019. This free program included a short story that shared a social/emotional message coupled with an art project that interpreted that message. Kids were free to stick to the topic or create on their own. It proved to be a HUGE success so we are now bringing it to local schools and nonprofit organizations. Since the books include worthwhile messages, we have also adapted the storybooks for adult participants, too. Because of COVID-19 this is currently on hold.
Mosaic Arts, Inc. was recently selected by Arts Wisconsin to receive Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation funds. These funds are to be used to support artists who lost income due to the pandemic. Mosaic Arts awarded the grant to The Griffon Strings.
Fiscal receivership is a financial and legal system by which a legally recognized 501(c)(3) public charity provides limited financial and legal oversight for a project initiated independently by an artist or group of individuals. That “project” might be a one-time project or an independent artist or an arts organization that does not have its own 501(c)(3) status. Once sponsored in this way, the project is eligible to solicit and receive grants and tax-deductible contributions that are normally available only to 501(c)(3) organizations.
Artist & Economic Prosperity
In 2015, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $36.3 million in annual economic activity in the greater Green Bay area—supporting 1,311 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $3.2 million in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study. Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 is the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States.