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 eligible arts organizations in the city. Guidelines and applications for 2017 Project Grants are now posted online.
“We want to support our city’s talented creative professionals in bringing high quality arts experiences to a broad cross section of our community,” said Ald. Michael Murphy, who chairs the board.
MAB encourages funding requests 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 6, 2017.
In 2016 the Milwaukee Arts Board awarded $217,000 in amounts of either $3,500 or $7,000 to 33 arts organizations. Grants ranged from $3,500 to Tessa’s Black Entertainment and Youth Center for “A Journey Through Dance” concert, to $7,000 to First Stage in support of an original play celebrating Milwaukee’s historic Bronzeville community.
Organizations, especially first time applicants, are strongly encouraged to attend a MAB grant writing workshop on one of two dates: Tuesday, Feb.7, from 9:30-11 a.m. in the first floor board room at 809 N. Broadway; or Thursday, Feb. 9, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the community room at Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd. Staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance through March 5. 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 matching funding for New Works of Public Art, and Conservation of Public Art. Guidelines are posted at city.milwaukee.gov/MAB . A comprehensive list of public art in the City of Milwaukee can be found on Wikipedia.