Laird Fund for the Arts calls for proposals

By UW-Marshfield / Wood County

Helen Connor Laird had two passions: education and the arts. Both of those areas continue to be served today by the Laird Endowment Fund for the Arts, which has distributed more than $1 million in support for the fine arts.

The Laird Endowment Fund for the Arts Advisory Committee is calling for proposals that support cultural and/or artistic events to be held in the Helen Connor Laird Theatre (340-seat) or Black Box theatre (up to 90-seat) at UW-Marshfield/Wood County. To be eligible, events must:

  • Be held in the theatre(s) of the Helen Connor Laird Fine Arts Building.
  • Occur between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.
  • Be organized/produced/conducted by individuals or representatives of the community groups from the area served by the University of Wisconsin – Marshfield/Wood County campus.

The proposal guidelines and application form is available by calling The University Foundation at the UW-Marshfield/Wood County at 715-384-1703; emailing; or visiting

All proposals are due February 1, 2017 to The University Foundation. The Laird Endowment Fund for the Arts Advisory Committee will determine the allocation of funds and notify proposal authors of its decisions by March 15, 2017. 


Roxie Weterau