Milwaukee Arts Board

Milwaukee Arts Board SUPPORT FOR THE ARTS • Artist of the Year awards • Project grants • Public art funding and technical support • Wikipedia Saves Public Art The Milwaukee Arts Board (MAB) was created to enhance the development, cultural diversity, accessibility and enjoyment of the arts for Milwaukee's citizens.

Arts Board members meet eleven times a year. All regular meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. and are held in Room 301-A of City Hall, 200 E. Wells St. Dates and location are subject to change.

Mission: The Arts Board provides a range of support to arts and community organizations that produce innovative projects or programs. Additionally, the MAB is committed to supporting public art projects that provide a sense of place, celebrating our community in city neighborhoods, parks and public spaces.

Operating as usual

Did you know? The COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program supports nonprofit cultural organizations whose operation...
09/04/2020

Did you know? The COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program supports nonprofit cultural organizations whose operations have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Grants of up to $250,000 are available for eligible organizations.

Visit doa.wi.gov/Pages/LocalGovtsGrants/COVID-Grants.aspx for more information!

#MKEArt #MKE #MKEStrong #MKEMyCity

We are thrilled to announced this year's Artists of the Year and Friends of the Arts! Congratulations to Rosy Petri, Amm...
08/28/2020

We are thrilled to announced this year's Artists of the Year and Friends of the Arts! Congratulations to Rosy Petri, Ammar Nsoroma, Marie Kohler and Fatima Laster!

The Milwaukee Arts Board names artists Rosy Petri and Ras ‘Ammar Nsoroma as the 2020 Mildred L. Harpole Artists of the Year, and Marie Kohler and Fatima Laster as 2020 Friends of the Arts.

The Artists of the Year Award was renamed this year in honor of Mildred, who was a beloved arts board member. Congratulations to all, and thank you enriching Milwaukee through your talents.

Read more about the artists and their work at milwaukee.gov/DCD/BoardsCommissions/MAB/2020-Awards.

08/19/2020
Person of the Week: Vedale Hill

Milwaukee Arts Board member Vedale Hill talks about his most recent project.

A Milwaukee artist is working on a new mural with Sharp Literacy. Subscribe to WISN on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1emE5YX Get more Milwaukee news: h...

Great way to see exciting art safely outside! See the new Sculpture Milwaukee exhibit in downtown Milwaukee.
08/13/2020

Great way to see exciting art safely outside! See the new Sculpture Milwaukee exhibit
in downtown Milwaukee.

Sculpture Milwaukee has released its 2020 collection of world-class sculptures for everyone to enjoy. New this year, the installations were expanded into the Third Ward, and many will remain for viewing through the winter. Enjoy the artwork safely with a socially distanced walk outdoors, or through an audio tour at home at sculpturemilwaukee.com/2020.

08/13/2020

Great way to see exciting art safely outside! See the new Sculpture Milwaukee in downtown Milwaukee.

We love this latest public art project coordinated by Milwaukee Downtown featuring two past Milwaukee Arts Board Artists...
08/11/2020

We love this latest public art project coordinated by Milwaukee Downtown featuring two past Milwaukee Arts Board Artists of the Year! Congratulations Della and Dasha! Supported in part by an award from the MAB's Public Art New Work Fund.

Just announced:

In downtown Milwaukee, the Road of Democracy "is dedicated to the countless individuals who have participated in historic
movements near and far, and for the thousands yet to march."

Road of Democracy is a collaborative project among Milwaukee artists Dasha Kelly Hamilton, Della Wells and Brad Pruitt.

RoadOfDemocracy.com

08/04/2020
Bronzeville Week

Happening now! Artist and Milwaukee Arts Board member Vedale'sartstudio speaking as part of Bronzeville, Milwaukee Bronzeville Week.

Artist Spotlight Featuring Vedale Hill

@Google has partnered with 16 organizations to bring over 2,000 artworks and artifacts from Milwaukee institutions onlin...
07/30/2020
Milwaukee: Fiercely Independent, Wholly Unexpected - Google Arts & Culture

@Google has partnered with 16 organizations to bring over 2,000 artworks and artifacts from Milwaukee institutions online on its Google Arts & Culture (@googleartsculture) platform and app at g.co/Milwaukee. It has also curated over 80 stories to allow anyone to dive into Milwaukee’s culture and history.

Milwaukee is the first city in the Great Lakes region and second in the country to be featured as part of Google’s global initiative to capture and share the unique culture of cities. Online viewers can discover public art with Sculpture Milwaukee (@SculptureMKE), student performances from the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, fine art tours from the Haggerty Museum of Art (@HaggertyMuseum), production shots from the Milwaukee Repertory Theater (@MilwRep), and murals from Imagine MKE (@imaginemke)— just to name a few.

From custard to contemporary art, murals to Lake Michigan

07/24/2020

It's "Milwaukee Strong" Day in the City of Milwaukee. Our artists have not only talent, they have heart!

07/24/2020
Milwaukee Strong

Celebrate our city's amazing creative community. "Milwaukee Strong!" Thanks to Imagine MKE, Milwaukee Downtown BID 21, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Shonn Hinton, B-free, artist Ken Brown and more than 40 creatives who made it happen.

We stand together, Milwaukee Strong. Nearly 40 Milwaukee-based creatives came together to create “Milwaukee Strong,” a song, video, and mural project…

Nice to see National Endowment for the Arts money coming to Wisconsin and to Milwaukee organizations!
06/11/2020
Wisconsin Arts Board

Nice to see National Endowment for the Arts money coming to Wisconsin and to Milwaukee organizations!

The Wisconsin Arts Board congratulates its fellow WI NEA award recipients: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art; Madison Public Library Foundation; Madison Symphony Orchestra; Opera for the Young, Madison; Artists Working in Education, Milwaukee; First Stage Milwaukee; Ko-Thi Dance Company, Milwaukee; Milwaukee Film; Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee.
https://www.arts.gov/news/2020/national-endowment-arts-announces-second-round-fiscal-year-2020-funding

Awesome news for Artists Working in Education, Inc. and the City of Milwaukee!
06/10/2020
Artists Working in Education, Inc.

Awesome news for Artists Working in Education, Inc. and the City of Milwaukee!

Awesome News! AWE was selected to receive the Our Town Award for $25,000 from the National Endowment of the Arts. AWE will partner with the City of Milwaukee Health Department to integrate art-making practices with healthcare services in city-run health clinics in Milwaukee. These funds will be instrumental as we develop, support, and advocate for a holistic approach to health and well-being that is arts centered. City of Milwaukee Office of the Mayor Milwaukee Public Schools LISC Milwaukee (Local Initiatives Support Corporation)

Learn more at https://www.arts.gov/news/2020/national-endowment-arts-announces-second-round-fiscal-year-2020-funding and https://mailchi.mp/f0f73256d22b/j0xs358290-4031549

Take the Census today! ¡Haga el censo hoy! #2020Census 2020census.gov
05/29/2020

Take the Census today! ¡Haga el censo hoy! #2020Census 2020census.gov

For artists in dire financial circumstances: here's a possible resource for grants up to $5,000.
05/26/2020
ArtPlaceAmerica

For artists in dire financial circumstances: here's a possible resource for grants up to $5,000.

📣ARTIST RESOURCE!

To help artists affected by #covid19, several organizations have joined forces with their community to form Artist Relief—a new national, multidisciplinary initiative offering immediate individual grants of $5,000, as well as resources to alleviate the effects of the pandemic. All artists are encouraged to apply.

👇Learn more and apply below!

: Creative Capital, MAP Fund, YoungArts, Poets.Org, Artadia.

Milwaukee arts nonprofits: act fast (by 4pmTODAY) to indicate your interest in forgivable payroll protection loans throu...
05/04/2020
Registration to the Paycheck Protection Program through immito

Milwaukee arts nonprofits: act fast (by 4pmTODAY) to indicate your interest in forgivable payroll protection loans through LISC.

You are probably aware of the new SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Passed in the CARES Act, PPP is designed to keep your workers on payroll and your doors open. If employees are kept on payroll for eight weeks, the SBA will forgive the portion of your loan used for payroll, rent, mortgage in...

Kudos to Imagine MKE for its support for individual artists.
04/28/2020

Kudos to Imagine MKE for its support for individual artists.

We're in the final stretch of fundraising for the MKE Artist Relief Fund! Donations are being accepted at bit.ly/HelpMKEArtists through this Thursday, April 30, 11:59 pm. We've been able to support 321 artists so far thanks to our community's generosity, and are pushing to help as many of the remaining 102 artists on our waiting list as possible. Will you be a megaphone and share this with your friends and neighbors?

This is fabulous news for individual local artists!
04/15/2020

This is fabulous news for individual local artists!

In response to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, the MARN Board of Directors announces the MARN COVID-19 RELIEF FUND to assist our members in this time of need. Artists are encouraged to apply now for this one-time, unrestricted $250 micro-grant.
http://ow.ly/Nqep50zf6QE

Milwaukee nonprofit arts groups - are you eligible for National Endowment for the Arts funding through the CARES Act?  F...
04/13/2020

Milwaukee nonprofit arts groups - are you eligible for National Endowment for the Arts funding through the CARES Act? Find out more at this Wednesday webinar.

Please join us for the upcoming April 15 (2PM est) webinar sharing eligibility requirements and how to apply for the National Endowment for the Arts CARES Act funding!

👉 For more information and how to register visit: https://bit.ly/2VuxdX0

UPDATE!
🎥 An archive of the webinar can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/a1mcFzx_bEI

Milwaukee City Development
04/07/2020

Milwaukee City Development

Don't forget to vote! Visit city.milwaukee.gov/election for more information.

Residentes de la Ciudad de Milwaukee: Todavía puedes enviar por correo tu papeleta para la elección de hoy. ¡Envíala hoy para que tenga el sello del correo con la fecha del 7 de abril y habrás participado!

También puedes devolverla en uno de los lugares mencionados en la imagen. Para más información, visita la página de Internet city.milwaukee.gov/election

#electionday #yourvotematters #mke #milwaukee #elecciones2020 #tuvotocuenta

We are not isolated!  Here's what your arts communities are up to.
04/04/2020
Webinar Series | Collaboration & Events | Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America | College of the Arts | University of Florida

We are not isolated! Here's what your arts communities are up to.

The United States is experiencing heightened dialogue and debate on issues at the core of our collective health and wellbeing, such as trauma, racism, and mental health. Many of these issues tie directly to social and structural determinants of health, indicating that collective action is required t...

Let your voices be heard nationally!  Therre's still time to respond to this important survey.
04/01/2020

Let your voices be heard nationally! Therre's still time to respond to this important survey.

We're surveying the arts & culture field on the economic impact of #Coronavirus and hope to capture a broad spectrum of data and stories on how arts & culture workers weather this crisis. Please take 5 minutes to respond and share with your networks: https://bit.ly/39OiDQl

Area nonprofits like Walker's Point Center for the Arts are finding creative ways to stay connected with local youth!
03/31/2020

Area nonprofits like Walker's Point Center for the Arts are finding creative ways to stay connected with local youth!

A "safer at home" order doesn't mean that art-making needs to stop, in fact, it is just the beginning of a new set of adventures!

Join WPCA this April for Youth Empowerment Month: The Power of Words.

This is a month-long series of workshops where youth will explore identity, community, and self-advocacy through creative expression.

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La orden "más seguro en casa" no significa que la creación de arte deba detenerse, de hecho, ¡es solo el comienzo de un nuevo conjunto de aventuras!

Únase a WPCA el mes de abril durante nuestro Mes de Empoderamiento Juvenil: El Poder de las Palabras.

Esta serie de módulos virtuales para jovenes permitirán la exploración de la identidad, nuestra comunidad y el empoderamiento personal a través de la expresión creativa.

http://wpca-milwaukee.org/youthweek/

Milwaukee City Development
03/30/2020

Milwaukee City Development

Vote at Home! To #VoteAtHome by April 7th, register by March 30th and request a ballot by April 2nd at myvote.wi.gov

#milwaukee #SaferAtHome #MyVoteWI #YourVoteMatters

Milwaukee arts & culture leaders of color -- you are invited to apply for this prestigious fellowship!  Deadline extende...
03/26/2020
Americans for the Arts

Milwaukee arts & culture leaders of color -- you are invited to apply for this prestigious fellowship! Deadline extended to April 2.

Arts & culture leaders of color in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee & the Twin Cities are encouraged to apply for the Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Fellowship, a one-year professional development program designed to be a model for systemic change in arts leadership. Deadline EXTENDED to Friday, April 3!

Donating to Imagine MKE is one way you can support local artists and creatives until they can be on stage/in the galleri...
03/24/2020

Donating to Imagine MKE is one way you can support local artists and creatives until they can be on stage/in the galleries again.

Thanks to you, 28 checks went in the mail to Milwaukee artists last Friday. These checks will help bridge basic, immediate needs for our city's artists and creatives.

Let's keep the momentum up! The need is great: in the three days we had the application open for the first round of grants, we received 210 applications totaling $95,000 in requests - and the requests are still quickly coming in.

Give now, and share widely --> bit.ly/HelpMKEArtists

Milwaukee is among three other Midwest cities chosen for a fellowship opportunity for arts and culture leaders of cultur...
03/11/2020
Americans for the Arts

Milwaukee is among three other Midwest cities chosen for a fellowship opportunity for arts and culture leaders of culture. Find out how you can apply!

🗣️ Fellowship opportunity for arts & culture leaders of color in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee & the Twin Cities! Apply for the ACLC Fellowship program and get a year of professional development designed to be a model for systemic change in arts leadership. Deadline is March 27.

Check out this national opportunity for research in the arts.
02/27/2020
ArtPlaceAmerica

Check out this national opportunity for research in the arts.

FUNDING OPP from the National Endowment for the Arts!

The NEA invites applicants to engage with the agency’s five-year research agenda through two funding opportunities for research projects:

📣 RESEARCH GRANTS IN THE ARTS funds research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Matching/cost share grants of $10,000 to $100,000 will be awarded.

📣 NEA RESEARCH LABS funds transdisciplinary research teams grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, yielding empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and non-arts sectors alike. Matching/cost share cooperative agreements of up to $150,000 will be awarded.

👇Learn more and check out deadlines below!

Skylight Music Theatre is offering a FREE showing this weekend of Midsummer in Newtown, an award-winning documentary fil...
02/25/2020
Midsummer in Newtown | Skylight Music Theatre

Skylight Music Theatre is offering a FREE showing this weekend of Midsummer in Newtown, an award-winning documentary film about the power of the performing arts to heal the children and community of Newtown, CT following the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.

Subscriptions for Skylight's 2020-2021 season now available! Call the Box Office at (414) 291-7800 for more information. See 3 shows as low as $75 or all 5 for $120!

Greater Milwaukee Foundation
02/25/2020

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Grantseekers: Do you know that as part of our second cycle this year we are looking for project and capital requests related to arts and culture? More info at bit.ly/2020artsguidelines

Milwaukee City Development
02/17/2020

Milwaukee City Development

Have you noticed any newly constructed or renovated structures, façades, parks, or other projects that have eye-catching design and make a positive contribution to their neighborhood? Then nominate it for a Mayor’s Design Award! This award honors Milwaukee projects—big and small— that were completed in 2019 and exhibit design excellence. Nominations are accepted through Friday, March 20, 2020 at milwaukee.gov/MayorsDesignAwards

We love the way city departments are integrating art and artists to achieve their missions!
01/30/2020

We love the way city departments are integrating art and artists to achieve their missions!

Here's a sneak peak at the design of our upcoming reconstruction at 29th & Clybourn Park! A huge shout-out to local artist and designer Ray Chi for his amazing work! https://ray-chi.com/home.html

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809 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI
53202-3617

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Milwaukee Arts Board members: Alderman Michael Murphy, Chair Alderman Nik Kovac Rosemarie Balistreri Daisy Cubias William DeLind David Flores Donald Fraker Marcela Garcia Mildred Harpole Vedale Hill Anne Kingsbury Tina Klose Diane Kosarzycki Emilia Layden Sandra McSweeney Polly Morris Tim Murphy

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Free, Performing Arts Workshop. July 30th. Register today! https://www.facebook.com/events/437607177011110/
What is seriously you problem??? Another new flag search? Really? One that has been embraced throughout your city. One that is genius in design. Nope. Let's do it again. This board should be disbanded and disappear for this ONE idiotic ridiculous decision. I guess I didn't know the the sunrise what race specific.
ZIP MKE invites you to a unique silent art auction (with raffle bundles, too!). We have selected some of the most evocative photos from its collection of 2,000 photographs, then asked dozens of local artists to interpret those images in the medium, style, and size of their choice. Just as each photo serves to represent a particular ZIP Code of the city--and sometimes re-present a face, a place, or an experience in a positive light--the artists will be re-presenting the images one more time. Artwork will be auctioned at our October 19th fundraiser. 30% of the sale of each artwork will go to the artist and the photographer of the inspiration photo will receive 10%. The remaining 60% will benefit ZIP MKE's mission and vision as we enter our third year of serving the community through re-imaging, one ZIP Code, one neighborhood, one photograph at a time. We know that your gallery, too, may be open for Gallery Night, but we hope you will consider sending a representative or curator to our auction. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you, Dominic Inouye | Director, ZIP MKE [email protected] 414-339-9489 ​ https://www.facebook.com/events/2162335123790112/ _______________________ Dominic Inouye 414-339-9489 Director, ZIP MKE City Organizer, Jane's Walk MKE Freelance writer, Milwaukee Independent