Dane County Executive Joe Parisi joined the Dane County Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission to debut “Amidst COVID-19, Support Local Artists and Local Voices”—a video created to highlight the many local artists who have benefited from the Dane Arts Need Grant (DANG!) Program during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since first launching in April, the DANG! Program has allowed over 205 local artists to receive $500 in financial support. The video “Amidst COVID-19, Support Local Artists and Local Voices” shares stories of independent working arts from the first round of DANG! awards and highlights the economic, cultural, creative and community impact of the arts in Dane County, Wisconsin.