Arts Board Names 19th Annual Artists of the Year
Evelyn Patricia Terry, an artist, educator, and curator, and Barbara Leigh, co-founder of what has become the Milwaukee Public Theatre, were named Artists of the Year, the Milwaukee Arts Board announced today. Awards of $1,500 will be presented to the recipients at a March reception. Alderman Michael J. Murphy, chair of the Arts Board, said the board was pleased to recognize two women with deep, meaningful roots in Milwaukee’s artistic community.
“Milwaukee has benefited not only from their lifetime body of work, but the ripple effects from the mentoring and professional opportunities they have provided to other local artists,” he said. “I’m proud to serve as chair of a board that recognizes the importance of the arts in this community. Support for the arts and artists is good for the community, and the Milwaukee Arts Board and the artists it supports continue to prove that the creative community is crucial to the spirit and vitality of this city.” Read More
2014 Project Grants Deadline is March 10, 2014
The Milwaukee Arts Board recently released Guidelines and Applications for 2014-2015 arts programming and arts education funding. Potential grant amounts have been increased from $2,500 and $5,000 in 2013, to $3,500 and $7,000. Applications must be postmarked by March 10, 2014. Organizations, especially first-time applicants and those that did not receive a grant award in the last three years, are strongly encouraged to attend the MAB Grant Writing Workshop Tuesday, February 11, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the 1st Floor Boardroom at 809 North Broadway, Milwaukee. Please RSVP with your name and organization to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Guidelines Released for Public Art Conservation and New Work Funds
The Milwaukee Arts Board Public Art Subcommittee has opened its next cycle of funding for both Public Art Conservation and New Work proposals. Works must be llocated in the City of Milwaukee and be fully accessible to the public. Up to $10,000 will be disbursed in this cycle for Public Art Conservation projects. The application deadline is January 31, 2014. Start by downloading the Conservation Fund guidelines and application . In 2014 the subcommittee has up to $15,000 to disburse for New Work. Proposals should be submitted electronically by midnight, February 28, 2014. For more information, download the 2014 New Work Guidelines.