Arts Board announces 2018 Artists of the Year and Friends of the Arts Awards
Community artist Tia Richardson and Florentine Opera associate conductor and chorus master Scott Stewart were named 2018 Artists of the Year, the City of Milwaukee Arts Board announced recently. Katie Heil and Diane Buck were named 2018 Friends of the Arts.
“Each of these individuals has generously shared their talent and passion for the arts on behalf of all of us in Milwaukee. We are fortunate they have chosen to dedicate their careers in our community,” said Alderman Michael Murphy, Milwaukee Arts Board Chair.
They will be honored by the Milwaukee Arts Board and the local arts community Monday, June 11, at a 4:30 p.m. reception at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, followed by an awards program and celebration at 5 p.m. Representatives of 35 city-based arts organizations that received arts board grants will also be recognized. The public is invited. Please RSVP here by Friday, June 9.
City of Milwaukee Arts Board awards $227,500 in grants to 35 local arts organizations
Girls Rock Milwaukee, Quasimondo Physical Theatre and Signature Dance Company are first time recipients of funding from the City of Milwaukee Arts Board. They are among 35 nonprofit arts organizations awarded funding recently by the City of Milwaukee Arts Board.
At its May meeting the MAB considered the recommendations of a seven-member citizen review panel and approved $227,500 in grants ranging from $3,500 to $7,000 each. 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 $2.6 million. There were a total of 45 eligible requests from city-based arts organizations to fund art, music, dance, arts education and other projects.