The Milwaukee Arts Board has released 2016 guidelines and applications for its three funding areas.
MAB expects to award more than $200,000 in Project Grants to City of Milwaukee arts nonprofits in support of arts performances, programs, exhibits or educational experiences. To learn more about updated Guidelines and Applications organizations, especially first time applicants, are strongly encouraged to attend a Milwaukee Arts Board 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.
“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.
The Arts Board also launches the 10th cycle of the Conservation of Public Art Fund. The goal of the fund is to preserve that part of the city’s cultural and civic heritage embodied in its public art. The fund supports the conservation of works that are historically, culturally and aesthetically important to the city. Up to $10,000 is available in this cycle.
Finally, the MAB invites requests for funding New Works of Public Art. The MAB's Public Art Subcommittee seeks strategic partnerships with organizations, neighborhoods, and artists to commission new public art in the City of Milwaukee. The Arts Board is willing to consider large projects for which the board is a smaller catalytic funder, as well as smaller projects in which the board would be an equal partner. Up to $20,000 is available in 2016.
For information and assistance, or to RSVP for the Grant Writing Workshops, contact Sally Witte at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-286-5794. And did you know? A comprehensive list of public art in the City of Milwaukee can be found on Wikipedia.
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