City seeks a qualifed consultant to conduct inventory and condition assessment of the city's art collection
The Department of City Development and the Milwaukee Arts Board recently issued a Request for Proposals to conduct an inventory and general condition assessment of the city's art collection. The City has over the years amassed a collection of more than 600 objects ranging from the original 1897 pen and ink City Hall architectural renderings to textiles and paintings by regionally and nationally known artists. Artworks are exhibited in unique environments – from health clinics to police stations, libraries and private offices in City Hall—requiring the contractor to travel throughout the city and interact directly with a diverse clientele. The current priorities are to conduct an inventory, reconcile the inventory against the existing art catalogue, provide a general condition assessment, and develop a priority list for stabilization or restoration. Deadline is Thursday, November 30.
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.