City of Milwaukee Arts Board
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City of Milwaukee Arts Board awards $227,500 to 35 arts organizations

MAB grants require a dollar-for-dollar cash match from other sources

By - May 15th, 2018 02:22 pm

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.

“The Milwaukee arts community continues to reach into more neighborhoods throughout the city,” said Ald. Michael Murphy, Milwaukee Arts Board Chair. “We’re pleased to be able to support their efforts.”

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

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 First Stage Locomotion
$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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