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City of Milwaukee Arts Board awards $217,000 to 33 arts organizations

An effort to enable more individuals with disabilities to tell their stories on Ex Fabula stages, a series of cultural interactions with a classical music ensemble from Cuba, and an original theatrical production celebrating Milwaukee’s African-American Bronzeville community during the 1950s are among 33 projects awarded funding recently by the City of Milwaukee Arts Board.

At its May 10 meeting the MAB approved the recommendations of an eight-member citizen review panel to award $217,000 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 33 selected projects this year is more than $2.9 million.  There were a total of 47 requests from nonprofit arts organizations to fund art, music, dance, arts education and other projects.

“I’m proud that Milwaukee is home to so many talented arts professionals,” said Ald. Michael Murphy, Milwaukee Arts Board Chair.  “We are pleased to help support their efforts to bring the transformational power of the arts to our community.”

This year marks the 26th annual grant awards.  Since 1991, the Milwaukee Arts Board has awarded more than $4.7 million to 126 different organizations.

Grantees will be honored at a June 14 reception in the atrium of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts beginning with a 4:30 p.m. reception followed by an awards program and celebration at 5 p.m.  RSVP HERE

The Milwaukee Arts Board grant program is funded by the City of Milwaukee with additional support from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.  The MAB also awards matching funds for new works of public art and conservation of public art.
 

2016 Milwaukee Arts Board Project Grant Awards

$7,000

Artists Working in Education

Satellite Studio Artist-In-Residence Program

$7,000

Arts @ Large

Exploring Native Culture

$3,500

Bel Canto Chorus

6th Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

$7,000

Betty Brinn Children's Museum

Camera Obscura

$7,000

Danceworks

Mad Hot Ballroom And Tap

$7,000

Early Music Now

Cuban Connections

$7,000

Ex Fabula

Equal Access

$7,000

First Stage

"Welcome to Bronzeville"

$7,000

Florentine Opera

Opera in the Schools: "The Billy Goats Gruff"

$7,000

Historic Milwaukee

Doors Open

$7,000

In Tandem Theatre

"Carnival"

$7,000

Milwaukee Art Museum

Art Express Inspired by American Epics

$7,000

Milwaukee Ballet

Ballet-in-a-Box: Corps of 4

$7,000

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

"Greater Expectations"

$7,000

Milwaukee Children's Choir

Harmony in School

$7,000

Milwaukee Film

Cream City Cinema

$7,000

Milwaukee Public Theatre

Proyecto Bembe

$7,000

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

"Jane Eyre"

$7,000

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Progressions

$3,500

Milwaukee Youth Theatre

"Honk! Jr."

$7,000

Optimist Theatre

Shakespeare in the Park: "Julius Caesar"

$7,000

Piano Arts

Music Explorers

$7,000

Present Music

2016 Thanksgiving Concert & Outreach

$7,000

Redline Milwaukee

Celebrating Wisconsin Artists

$7,000

Renaissance Theaterworks

"Luna Gale"

$3,500

Riverwest Artists Association

Artwalk Plus!

$7,000

Skylight Music Theatre Corp.

KidsWrites

$7,000

String Academy Of Wisconsin

Urban Students in Arts Outreach Program

$3,500

Tessa's Black Entertainment & Youth Center

8th Annual Summer Dance Concert

$7,000

Walker's Point Center For The Arts

Community Through Art

$7,000

Wild Space Inc.

"Into the Garden"

$7,000

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

We Six Residencies in Milwaukee Schools

$7,000

Woodland Pattern

Guest Curators From The LBGTQ Community