2020 Grant Guidelines

In 2020, Greater Milwaukee Foundation will support targeted arts education and arts and culture strategies representing visual, performing and multidisciplinary art projects and programs that align with our Connected People and Thriving Communities strategies.

Grantmaking priorities- Cycle Two and Three

Arts education programs in traditional or nontraditional educational environments for children/youth from birth to high school

  • Creation and exhibition of art that engages the community in creative and substantive ways
  • Artists-in-residence within community-based settings 
  • Programming that cultivates and supports an appreciation of diverse cultures and art forms
  • Projects that integrate arts and creativity into community planning and development

Priority will be given to arts programming that:

  • Enhances vacant or underused spaces within neighborhoods with artwork
  • Involves artists of color in project planning and execution
  • Increases the number of students learning through the arts
  • Promotes community engagement 
  • Includes a plan for maintaining neighborhood art created through the project
  • Arts education programs in traditional or nontraditional educational environments for children/youth from birth to high school

Eligibility

Grants are made to 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations serving people in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties. Eligible nonprofits must have board membership that comprises at least 10 percent people of color. Multi-year requests will be considered. Organizations are encouraged to include other sources of revenue within project budgets.

Application Process

Please review the steps in the How to Apply for a Grant section under the Grant Seekers menu and then click on the “Apply For Grant” button at the bottom of the page. You will be taken to a page where you can log on to FLUXX to complete your application.

For questions regarding the grant process or proposal development, please contact Lynn Lucius, arts consultant, at llucius@wi.rr.com or 414.708.5966.

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For questions about the application process, please contact Lynn Lucius.