City of Milwaukee Arts Board
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Milwaukee Arts Board Opens 7th Cycle of Public Art Conservation Fund

The Milwaukee Arts Board is launching its seventh cycle of funding devoted to conserving public art in the City of Milwaukee.

By - Jul 1st, 2014 08:39 am

The Milwaukee Arts Board is launching its seventh 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. The guidelines and application are available at http://city.milwaukee.gov/MAB.  Applications are due no later than July 31, 2014.

In the previous cycle, $2,000 was awarded to refurbish a work by local sculptor Narendra Patel and 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.  Work is expected to be completed by the end of this summer.

To alert the Public Art Subcommittee to a piece of public art that requires conservation or to pose questions about the Public Art Conservation Fund application or the process, individuals can contact the Arts Board at artsboard@milwaukee.gov.

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