Milwaukee Arts Board Releases Applications for Public Art Conservation and New Work Funds
The City of Milwaukee Arts Board today released guidelines and applications for Public Art Conservation and New Work Funds.
The City of Milwaukee Arts Board today released guidelines and applications for Public Art Conservation and New Work Funds. The guidelines and application are available at milwaukee.gov/MAB. Requests for both funds will be accepted starting Jan. 1, and are due no later than Jan. 31, 2015.
Up to $15,000 is available to disburse toward Public Art New Work in 2015. The Public Art Subcommittee seeks strategic partnerships with organizations, neighborhoods, and artists to commission new public art in the City of Milwaukee. The Arts Board is willing to consider large projects for which the board is a smaller catalytic funder, as well as smaller projects in which the board would be an equal partner. In 2014 the Arts Board awarded $15,000 to the Milwaukee RiverWalk District toward Phase 1 of “The City as Living Laboratory,” a major public art commission by renowned artist and urban landscape designer Mary Miss.
Concurrently, the Arts Board is launching its eighth cycle of funding devoted to conserving public art in the City of Milwaukee. The goal of the fund is to preserve that part of the city’s cultural and civic heritage embodied in its public art. The fund supports the conservation of works that are historically, culturally and aesthetically important to the city.
In this round, $10,000 will be available to conserve public art in the city. Grants will be made in increments of $1,000, with no single award greater than $5,000. Qualifying works must be fully accessible to the public. Most recently, $2,000 was awarded to refurbish “Salutation,” a work by local sculptor Narendra Patel located on the grounds of the District #6 police station at 3006 S. 27th Street. It is one of the first two commissions awarded by the Milwaukee Arts Board in the early 1990’s and is included in the Smithsonian’s survey of public sculptures. The work is also included in WikiProject Public Art Milwaukee, a Milwaukee Arts Board-funded project designed to share the city’s public art collection on Wikipedia.
To alert the Public Art Subcommittee to a piece of public art that requires conservation or to pose questions about the funding process, individuals can contact the Arts Board at email@example.com.
Recent Press Releases by City of Milwaukee - Page 2
Residents may buy their 2016 annual or 4-month and first trimester permits now
Items Collected to Support Local Veterans and Families
Water, Year-Round Activity Featured Among Ideas
Milwaukee’s Lakefront Gateway Plaza National Competition Culminates with the Selection of a Design TeamOct 26th, 2015 by City of Milwaukee
Announcement Tuesday Advances Important Downtown Project
News release from City Clerk Jim Owczarski
City of Milwaukee to Host A Public Information Meeting For Proposed New Bublr Bike Sharing Station LocationsJul 14th, 2015 by City of Milwaukee
Meeting will showcase locations of upcoming Bublr Bikes stations.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) will pick up storm-related debris such as downed branches and tree limbs in excess of the 2-cubic yard maximum per household free of charge
Citywide clean-up effort runs April 13-June 1, 2015
Building on the momentum generated by activity in neighboring Walker’s Point and the Menomonee Valley, the Department of City Development, Alderman Jose Perez and the Walker Square Neighborhood Association are working with residents, business owners and other neighborhood stakeholders to develop a neighborhood Action Plan for Walker Square.
The City’s 2015 Take Root Milwaukee Homeownership Fair – “One-Stop Shop” for buying a home – Features Forgivable Loans for Renovation of City-Owned Properties.Mar 2nd, 2015 by City of Milwaukee
“This is a good time for anyone considering homeownership to take a close look at the opportunities in our City.”
Kiva.org and the City of Milwaukee Launch Kiva City Milwaukee to Fuel Economic Growth Through EntrepreneurshipFeb 18th, 2015 by City of Milwaukee
Partnership Aims to Accelerate Small Business Development in Milwaukee By Crowdfunding Loans to Small Business Owners and Aspiring Entrepreneurs