City of Milwaukee Arts Board awards $227,500 to 35 arts organizations
MAB grants require a dollar-for-dollar cash match from other sources
Girls Rock Milwaukee, Quasimondo Physical Theatre and Signature Dance Company are first time recipients of funding from the City of Milwaukee Arts Board. They are among 35 nonprofit arts organizations awarded funding recently by the City of Milwaukee Arts Board.
At its May meeting the MAB considered the recommendations of a seven-member citizen review panel and approved $227,500 in grants ranging from $3,500 to $7,000 each. MAB grants require a dollar-for-dollar cash match from other sources, and the combined budgets of the 35 selected projects this year is more than $2.6 million. There were a total of 45 eligible requests from city-based arts organizations to fund art, music, dance, arts education and other projects.
This year marks the 28th annual grant awards. Since 1991, the Milwaukee Arts Board has awarded more than $5.2 million to 130 different organizations.
Grantees will be honored by Mayor Tom Barrett, Ald. Murphy and others at a 4:30 p.m. reception June 11 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts followed by an awards program and celebration at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.
The Milwaukee Arts Board grant program is funded by the City of Milwaukee with additional support from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. The MAB also awards matching funds for New Works of Public Art and Conservation of Public Art. More information is at city.milwaukee.gov/MAB.
2018 Milwaukee Arts Board Project Grant Awards
|$7,000||Artists Working in Education, Inc.||SmART Tool-Kit|
|$7,000||Black Arts MKE||Ton Ko-Thi Children’s After School Performing Arts Program|
|$7,000||Danceworks, Inc.||Danceworks Generations|
|$7,000||Early Music Now||Mystical Arts of Tibet|
|$7,000||Express Yourself Milwaukee||Youth Band With a Monthly Guest Artist Inspiration|
|$7,000||Florentine Opera||Opera in the Schools – The Three Little Pigs|
|$3,500||Girls Rock Milwaukee||Girls Rock Milwaukee – 2018 Camp Sessions|
|$7,000||Haggerty Museum of Art||Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships Exhibition & Public Programs|
|$7,000||Historic Milwaukee, Inc.||Doors Open Milwaukee|
|$7,000||In Tandem Theatre||An Evening With Carl Sandburg by Jonathan Daly|
|$7,000||Jewish Museum Milwaukee||Vedem: The Underground Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto|
|$7,000||Milwaukee Art Museum||Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin|
|$7,000||Milwaukee Artist Resource Network||MARNsalons|
|$7,000||Milwaukee Ballet||Ballet Beat|
|$7,000||Milwaukee Chamber Theatre||Taking a Risk: Civil War/Civil Discourse Project|
|$7,000||Milwaukee Film||Cream City Cinema|
|$7,000||Milwaukee Public Theatre||Bembe Afro-Latino Performing Arts Program|
|$7,000||Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra||Progressions|
|$3,500||Milwaukee Youth Theatre||The Hundred Dresses|
|$7,000||Next Act Theatre||Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau|
|$7,000||Optimist Theatre||Shakespeare in the Park – King Lear|
|$7,000||PianoArts of Wisconsin||WaterWorks|
|$3,500||Quasimondo Physical Theatre||Celsius 232|
|$7,000||Radio Milwaukee, Inc.||Band Together From all Corners of Milwaukee|
|$7,000||Renaissance Theaterworks||Fran Bauer Young Critics Project|
|$3,500||Ruach, Inc.||Ruach Brundibar Performances and Outreach|
|$3,500||Signature Dance Company||Summer Arts Intensive|
|$7,000||Skylight Music Theatre||Carmina Burana|
|$7,000||String Academy of Wisconsin||Urban Students in Arts Outreach Program|
|$7,000||TBEY Arts Center, Inc.||10th Annual “A Journey Through Dance”|
|$7,000||Walker’s Point Center for the Arts||2018 Summer Youth Arts Camp & Youth Art Exhibit|
|$7,000||Wild Space Inc.||Making/Unmaking|
|$7,000||Wisconsin Conservatory of Music||We Six Residencies in Milwaukee Schools|
|$7,000||Woodland Pattern||Unwriting Borders: Latinx Voices in The U.S.|
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Conservation applications are due no later than Jan. 31, 2017. New Work applications are due Feb. 28, 2017.
Up to $15,000 is available for Public Art New Work in 2017.
In this round, $10,000 will be available to conserve public art in the city.