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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.

“The Milwaukee arts community continues to reach into more neighborhoods throughout the city,” said Ald. Michael Murphy, Milwaukee Arts Board Chair. “We’re pleased to be able to support their efforts.”

This year marks the 28th annual grant awards. Since 1991, the Milwaukee Arts Board has awarded more than $5.2 million to 130 different organizations.

Grantees will be honored by Mayor Tom Barrett, Ald. Murphy and others at a 4:30 p.m. reception June 11 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts followed by an awards program and celebration at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Please 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.

2018 Milwaukee Arts Board Project Grant Awards

$7,000

Artists Working in Education, Inc.

SmART Tool-Kit

$7,000

Danceworks, Inc.

Danceworks Generations

$7,000

Early Music Now

Mystical Arts of Tibet

$7,000

Express Yourself Milwaukee

Youth Band With a Monthly Guest Artist Inspiration

$7,000

First Stage

Locomotion

$7,000

Florentine Opera

Opera in the Schools - The Three Little Pigs

$3,500

Girls Rock Milwaukee

Girls Rock Milwaukee - 2018 Camp Sessions

$7,000

Historic Milwaukee, Inc.

Doors Open Milwaukee

$7,000

In Tandem Theatre

An Evening With Carl Sandburg by Jonathan Daly

$7,000

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Vedem: The Underground Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto

  $7,000   Latino Arts   The Cultural Pollinator Project

  $7,000

  Marquette University

  Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships Exhibition & Public
  Programs

$7,000

Milwaukee Art Museum

Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin

$7,000

Milwaukee Artist Resource Network

MARNsalons

$7,000

Milwaukee Ballet

Ballet Beat

$7,000

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Taking a Risk: Civil War/Civil Discourse Project

$7,000

Milwaukee Film

Cream City Cinema

$7,000

Milwaukee Public Theatre

Bembe Afro-Latino Performing Arts Program

$7,000

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Progressions

$3,500

Milwaukee Youth Theatre

The Hundred Dresses

$7,000

Next Act Theatre

Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau

$7,000

Optimist Theatre

Shakespeare in the Park - King Lear

$7,000

PianoArts of Wisconsin

WaterWorks

$3,500

Quasimondo Physical Theatre

Celsius 232

$7,000

Radio Milwaukee, Inc.

Band Together From all Corners of Milwaukee

$7,000

Renaissance Theaterworks

Fran Bauer Young Critics Project

$3,500

Ruach, Inc.

Ruach Brundibar Performances and Outreach

$3,500

Signature Dance Company

Summer Arts Intensive

$7,000

Skylight Music Theatre

Carmina Burana

$7,000

String Academy of Wisconsin

Urban Students in Arts Outreach Program

$7,000

TBEY Arts Center, Inc.

10th Annual "A Journey Through Dance"

$7,000

Walker's Point Center for the Arts

2018 Summer Youth Arts Camp & Youth Art Exhibit

$7,000

Wild Space Inc.

Making/Unmaking

$7,000

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

We Six Residencies in Milwaukee Schools

$7,000

Woodland Pattern

Unwriting Borders: Latinx Voices in The U.S.