Arte Para Todos 2017 Fundraising Results
Arte Para Todos raised $21,410 and 100% of all funds will go to support art programs around Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin – From Thursday April 27th – Sunday, April 30th, Milwaukee musicians, venues, artists, and neighborhoods supported a weekend of celebrating local art and music culture in support of art programs in local schools. “Arte Para Todos” (Art for Everyone) spanned over 4 neighborhoods, 22 venues and featured over 90 local bands and 20 visual artists, and we are happy to announce, raised $21,410 and 100% of all funds will go to support art programs around Milwaukee with the majority going to MPS school partners:
- Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. K-8
- Milwaukee High School of the Arts
- Alexander Mitchell Integrated Arts School
Both Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are Turnaround Arts schools. The Turnaround Arts mission is to support school transformation (improvements in school culture/climate, attendance, behavior, and academics) through the arts.
Arte Para Todos was conceived as an answer to the defunding of art and music programming in schools, but it also serves as a replicable model of sustainable service to the community. We will always have the city we ask for, either explicitly or through apathy and inaction. Arte Para Todos is based on the idea that culture is an act of will, and that if we want a healthy, vibrant city where the arts can flourish then we have to act on that desire.