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March 2023

Milwaukee Arts Board Accepting Public Nominations for Artists of the Year, Friends of the Arts Awards

March 16, 2023

The City of Milwaukee Arts Board (MAB) is accepting nominations from the public for the Mildred L. Harpole Artists of the Year award and the Friends of the Arts award. This is the first year that MAB is accepting nominations from the public for the Artist of the Year and Friends of the Arts awards that recognize and celebrate excellence and exceptional service in Milwaukee’s arts community.

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City of Milwaukee Announces Public Artist in Residence Personnel Selections

March 15, 2023

The City of Milwaukee is announcing the individuals selected to participate in the Public Artist in Residence (PAIR) pilot program. Under the PAIR pilot program, a local artist and liaison are contracted by the City of Milwaukee to develop, strategize, promote, and implement artist-driven, creative solutions to complex civic challenges facing the community.

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February 2023

Milwaukee Businesses Receive Funding from Commercial Revitalization Grant Program

February 21, 2023

The Department of City Development (DCD) continued supporting local businesses in 2022 through the Commercial Revitalization Grant Program that provides financial assistance for building renovations and improvements in Milwaukee. 

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City of Milwaukee Accepting Applications for Summer Youth Internship Program

February 14, 2023

Applications are now being accepted for the City of Milwaukee’s Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP) that provides local youth with employment and life skills, and helps them meet educational, job readiness, and career exploration goals. SYIP offers paid, in-person positions within City government for high school-aged young people in Milwaukee. 

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January 2023

Nominations Sought for 26th Annual Mayor’s Design Awards

January 17, 2023

The City of Milwaukee’s Department of City Development is accepting nominations for the 26th Annual Mayor’s Design Awards that will recognize design excellence and notable Milwaukee development projects.

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Milwaukee Arts Board Announces 2023 Application Cycles for Sustaining Grant Program, Public Art Conservation Fund

January 10, 2023

The Milwaukee Arts Board (MAB) is announcing application cycles are open for the Sustaining Grant Program and the Public Art Conservation Fund. “Milwaukee’s arts organizations, public art installations, and creative spaces add value to our neighborhoods and help residents and families engage with their community,” said Mayor Cavalier Johnson. 

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Commissioner Lafayette L. Crump 

Lafayette L. Crump, Commissioner 


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