The City of Milwaukee Arts Board (MAB) brings accessibility and enjoyment of the arts to our culturally diverse community by awarding matching funds for arts programing and arts education experiences to the city’s eligible arts organizations. Guidelines and applications for 2016 Project Grants are now posted online.
“Our goal is to support our city’s talented arts professionals who bring us together in ways that delight, inform, inspire and even challenge us,” said Common Council President Michael Murphy, who chairs the board.
MAB encourages requests for funding from not-for-profit arts organizations offering arts programs, exhibits or performances that are open and accessible to the people of Milwaukee. These may be free or require paid admission. Eligible organizations must have an administrative office located in the City of Milwaukee. The postmark deadline is March 7, 2016.
In 2015 the Milwaukee Arts Board awarded $213,500 to 33 organizations toward projects ranging from a Renaissance Theaterworks production of “The Ballad of Emmett Till” to Ex Fabula’s bilingual Spanish “Puente” project.
Organizations, especially first time applicants, are strongly encouraged to attend a MAB grant writing workshop on one of two dates: Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 9:30-11 a.m. in the first floor board room at 809 N. Broadway; or Thursday, Feb. 11, from 4-5:30 p.m. at East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St. Until March 7, staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance. Please contact: Sally Witte, MAB Grants Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-286-5794.
Additionally, the Milwaukee Arts Board’s Public Art Subcommittee continues to consider proposals for funding both New Works of Public Art, and Conservation of Public Art. Guidelines are posted on the arts board website. A comprehensive list of public art in the City of Milwaukee can be found on Wikipedia.