City of Milwaukee Arts Board announces 2017 Artists of the Year and Friends of the Arts Awards
Theater duo Chris and Jane Flieller and playwright/director Sheri Williams Pannell have been named 2017 Artists of the Year, the City of Milwaukee Arts Board announced recently. Sande Robinson, Jan Serr and John Shannon were named 2017 Friends of the Arts.
“We are grateful to these individuals both for their unique achievements and for their stellar service through the arts to our entire community,” said Alderman Michael Murphy, Milwaukee Arts Board Chair.
City of Milwaukee Arts Board awards $238,000 to 35 arts organizations
Summer arts programs for youth, free performances of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, and a series of cross-neighborhood dinners in connection with the classic American play Our Town are among 35 projects awarded funding recently by the City of Milwaukee Arts Board.
At its May 9, 2017 meeting the MAB considered the recommendations of an eight-member citizen review panel and voted to award $238,000 in grants ranging from $3,500 to $7,000. 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 $3.48 million. There were a total of 41 eligible requests from Milwaukee nonprofit arts organizations to fund art, music, dance, arts education and other projects.