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.

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

Milwaukee creatives: if you're planning to apply for a Milwaukee Arts Board Arts & Civic Engagement grant, the prelimina...
01/30/2020
Milwaukee Arts Board

Milwaukee creatives: if you're planning to apply for a Milwaukee Arts Board Arts & Civic Engagement grant, the preliminary application deadline is TOMORROW, Jan. 31!

The Milwaukee 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...

Good stuff on copyright law specifically for artists.
01/23/2020
Americans for the Arts

Good stuff on copyright law specifically for artists.

"Many artists realize copyright law is crucial to protecting the value of their work, but beyond that, the details of how exactly to use copyright gets lost in the shuffle."

Today on #ARTSblog, arts lawyer Luke Blackadar breaks down copyright basics to help artists better understand how to protect their work.

National Endowment for the Arts
01/22/2020
National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

NEW!

Just released—the full results from the new Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, the nation’s largest, most representative survey of adult participation in the arts, which records how, where + why U.S. adults engage in the arts.

It's Gallery Night, Milwaukee!  Get out in the neighborhoods and see (and maybe buy) some art!  We like this great new w...
01/17/2020
Participants · Gallery Night MKE · Jan 17 & 18

It's Gallery Night, Milwaukee! Get out in the neighborhoods and see (and maybe buy) some art! We like this great new website for mapping our night and scoping out nearby parking, restaurants, etc.

Congratulations to the 9 MKE arts groups awarded National Endowment for the Arts funds in the latest cycle!  Black Arts ...
01/15/2020
National Endowment for the Arts

Congratulations to the 9 MKE arts groups awarded National Endowment for the Arts funds in the latest cycle! Black Arts MKE, Inc., Historic Milwaukee, Inc., Celtic MKE, Latino Arts, Inc., Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, RUACH, Inc., Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

We're happy to announce that we have awarded 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million to support projects that will provide Americans opportunities for arts participation, including projects that celebrate this year's Women's Suffrage Centennial.

National Endowment for the Arts
01/14/2020

National Endowment for the Arts

“It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope." — Ursula K. Le Guin

Learn about Ursula K. Le Guin's iconic novel, A Wizard of Earthsea, one of the titles in the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read library here: https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read/a-wizard-of-earthsea

#MKEJobsintheArtsforYouth
01/13/2020
Cosmic Butterfly Design by Tia Richardson

#MKEJobsintheArtsforYouth

(Español abajo) Its here again! I'm looking to hire 8 young artists ages 15-19 from anywhere in the city, for a community mural training program. In this paid program, students will learn the steps I use to engage community for a public mural; develop their communication and collaboration skills, self-awareness, and a new perspective on what art and being an artist can be. Candidates may be mid-beginner, intermediate to advanced in drawing and/or painting, be interested in working with community, and be able to show examples of their work. Drawings or paintings on napkins, tattered notebooks, or a polished portfolio are all ok to apply and show ability!

I welcome any interested young artist to apply, regardless of what they think their experience level or ability might be. My greatest joy has been seeing the progression of what opens up in each student as they try something new. Send applications to Brian Stewart, Youth Director of Kosciuszko Community Center. [email protected] https://docs.google.com/document/d/18tEqF_FhoTuayGqICr7mzkxeeZyz7Y84t9rdhZXc8Nc/edit

Our mural this year will complete a 200ft long section of wall and involve residents in Milwaukee's Muskego Way neighborhood. This program is developed in partnership with Milwaukee Christian Center.

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Aquí de nuevo para el tercer año! Busco a 8 jóvenes artistas de entre los edades 15 y 19 años, para un programa que les entrenen los pasos que utilizo yo para crear un mural que se involucra la comunidad. En este programa, los estudiantes serán pagados para no solamente aprender los pasos sino también tener la oportunidad desarrollar sus habilidades de comunicación y colaboración, autoconciencia y una nueva perspectiva sobre lo que el arte y ser artista puede ser. Los candidatos deberían tener cualquiera experiencia de medio-principiante hasta avanzada en dibujo y / o pintura y deberían mostrar ejemplos de su trabajo. ¡Aún hasta dibujos en servilletas, en cuadernos espirales, cuadras o una portafolio bien presentado - todos califican para aplicar y demostrar la abilidad!

A cualquier artista jóven interesado le invito para aplicar, no importe lo que piensan de su experiencia o de su capacidad. Mi mayor alegría trabajando con los jóvenes ha sido ver la progresión de habilidaded que abren a veces sorpresamente en cada estudiante a medida que intentan algo nuevo. Favor de envíar solicitudes a Brian Stewart, Director Juvenil del Centro Comunitario Kosciuszko. [email protected] https://docs.google.com/document/d/18tEqF_FhoTuayGqICr7mzkxeeZyz7Y84t9rdhZXc8Nc/edit

Nuestro mural este año completará una sección de pared de 200 pies de largo en EL Rey e involucrará a los residentes del vecindario Muskego Way de Milwaukee. Este programa se desarrolla en asociación con Milwaukee Christian Center.

High School Musical People:  check this out!
01/13/2020
2020 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Opens for Submissions

High School Musical People: check this out!

Washington, DC—Calling all high school songwriters! Beginning today, January 13, the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Theatre Wing are accepting submissions to the 2020 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge.

Local arts nonprofits are already working to create healthy communities, including MKE's "Islands of Brilliance," featur...
01/13/2020
ArtPlaceAmerica

Local arts nonprofits are already working to create healthy communities, including MKE's "Islands of Brilliance," featured in this report. Check out the white paper and free webinars for more community impact ideas!

Please join us for the upcoming webinar breaking down our most recent white paper "Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America" which frames the value of arts and culture for advancing health and well-being in communities.

👉 Register for the January 14th (2-3PM est) below!

👉 Check out the white paper: ArtPlaceAmerica.org/health

01/09/2020
proyectosaco.cl

We don't normally post international art opportunities, but this residency comes with payment for accommodations AND airfare from your home country to the Antofagasta region of Chile!

National Endowment for the Arts
01/08/2020

National Endowment for the Arts

“What art does is it, even in small little ways, shatters that illusion of separation.” — Tom Ridgely, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

Read our NEA Arts magazine interview with Tom Ridgely to learn how Shakespeare Festival St. Louis works to heal the wounds of social disconnection and alienation in their community through their NEA-supported Shakespeare in the Streets project: https://go.usa.gov/xpuDw

Big Congrats to MAB Member Xela O. Garcia, named to the 40 Under 40 list by Milwaukee Business Journal!
01/07/2020

Big Congrats to MAB Member Xela O. Garcia, named to the 40 Under 40 list by Milwaukee Business Journal!

Milwaukee Downtown has launched an art call for a new mural on the 2nd Street Skywalk.
01/07/2020
2nd Street Skywalk Mural

Milwaukee Downtown has launched an art call for a new mural on the 2nd Street Skywalk.

Calling all Milwaukee-area artists! Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 and the Downtown Placemaking Task Force have partnered with The Avenue to commission a new mural on the 2nd Street skywalk, between Wisconsin Avenue and Michigan Street. This first-of-its-kind mural in downtown Milwaukee will strengthen...

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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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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