Foundation Projects

Arts in the Small Community (The Windmill Project)

Arts in the Small Community, a document created throught funding from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1966, created a big and timeless vision of the role of arts in small American communioties.

Awards of Excellence

The Award for Excellence celebrates those individuals who have made a significant artistic contribution, or institutions that demonstrate excellence in nurturing arts in the community.

Board Members In Action

Find out what Gard Foundation board members are doing to bring the arts into the day-to-day lives of the people in their communities.

Robert E. Gard Reader:

  • PDF version - 12.3 MB (may take some time to download)
  • eBrary version - You will need to create a free eBrary account to download the book and to use certain features.

Robert E. Gard Reader: To Change the Face of America, From Writings by Robert E. Gard.
Edited by LaMoine MacLaughlin and Maryo Gard Ewell.

Special Projects

The Foundation sponsored several special projects, in areas of interest to the Foundation.

Storytellers Circle

The Storytellers Circle is located on Muir Knoll on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The Circle is a tribute to Robert E. Gard; storytelling is one of the skills he encouraged.

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