State Arts Groups

There are three State 4-H Arts Groups formed every year: Drama Company, Art Team and Communications Team. The 4-H Arts groups are formed for the express purpose of giving 4-H youth the opportunity to develop their artistic and leadership skills in real-world applications at the 4-H and Youth Conference and at the Wisconsin State Fair.

4-H Drama Company creates a stage performance involving acting, song and dance in the five days leading up to 4-H and Youth Conference. Show content is a collaborative effort between company members and their director. Each Drama Company member contributes ideas for the show and works with the group to problem solve issues on the set and in the script. Drama Company takes their show on to the Wisconsin State Fair where they perform for fair goers from across the state.

4-H Art Team creates artwork around the theme of the Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference as well as designing and organizing the WI 4-H and Youth Conference art exhibit, reception and guided exhibit tours. The team members also teach seminars and train to be peer leaders for county and regional events including the Wisconsin State Fair. The 4-H Art Team is led by a professional artist who teaches team members artistic techniques using a variety of mediums.

4-H Communications Team is new for this year.  If you are interested in helping tell the Wisconsin 4-H story using multiple forms of communication including:  photo, video, social media, blogging and writing about club, county and state 4-H events, the Communications Team is for you!  Team members will develop a mixed-media presentation for delegates attending the Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference as well as photographing and video recording performances to create promotional video clips for 4-H and Youth Conference and articles about 4-H events and experiences for the Wisconsin 4-H Blog.  Communications Team members learn an abundance of problem solving, writing, photography and leadership skills as members of their team.