Milwaukee Arts Board distributes $176,000 in grants

The Milwaukee Arts board has awarded $176,000 in grants to 26 nonprofit arts and culture organizations in the Milwaukee-area. According to Alderman Michael Murphy, chair of the City of Milwaukee Arts board, the grants will support diverse arts programming throughout the city including theatrical, operatic, dance and musical productions for children in Milwaukee’s parks and playgrounds, free Shakespeare for Milwaukee’s citizens, creative arts programming by local radio stations, an intergenerational dance and art program, visual art exhibitions, and multiple interactive artist residencies throughout the year for Milwaukeeans of all ages.
“Milwaukee is fortunate to have a vibrant arts community that enlivens our City and significantly increases our quality of life,” Murphy said. “We are happy to invest in this creative arts programming offered to residents throughout our City.”
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.
“I am grateful to the arts community for making a significant contribution to Milwaukee’s economic and creative life,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “I encourage everyone to participate in these programs taking place throughout our community.”
Organizations receiving the grants include Alverno Presents/Alverno College, Artists Working in Education, Arts at Large, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre, Danceworks, Early Music Now, First Stage Children’s Theatre, Historic Milwaukee, In Tandem, Latino Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Film, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, MSOE/WMSE Radio, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Next Act Theatre, Optimist Theatre, PianoArts of Wisconsin, Radio Milwaukee, Renaissance Theaterworks, Skylight Opera, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and Woodland Pattern.

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