Alverno College: $10,000 toward an exhibition called “Women’s Heroes” featuring the work of New York City-based artist Linda Stein, which is inspired by stories about women who risked and lost their lives during the Holocaust.

American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Foundation: $5,000 to support the multiple visual art workshops offered at the ACLU’s 16th annual Youth Social Justice Forum in November 2015.

Artists Working in Education: $8,000 for a project, in partnership with Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, which will culminate in the creation of an earth bench made from found objects and recycled materials.

Arts@Large: $10,000 toward the design and redevelopment of an Eco-Arts Park and learning center at Paliafito Park, located on Milwaukee’s south side. Plans call for a public art gallery, amphitheater for performances and raised bed demonstration gardens.

Aurora Foundation: $10,000 for an artist-in-residence program run by The Healing Center. The project will involve two artists who will work with center clients to create a mural that will educate the public about the healing and recovery process for sexual assault survivors. The mural will travel to colleges and other public venues.

Cedarburg Cultural Center: $6,000 for continued support of its 12-month artist-in-residence program as well as its visual art-related educational programming.

Danceworks: $7,000 for continued support of the visual art component of its Intergenerational Multi-Arts Project. The four-month arts residency program, now in its tenth year, pairs low-income older adults with urban kindergarten through eighth grade students and incorporates dance, visual arts, storytelling and music.

Diverse and Resilient: $8,000 for expansion of its artist-in-residence program that features local visual artists working with LGBT teens.

Express Yourself Milwaukee: $10,000 for an art project in partnership with ArtWorks for Milwaukee that will work on developing the artistic voice and leadership ability of youth participants.

First Stage Children’s Theater: $8,000 for a collaboration with the Milwaukee Art Museum that will feature two multidisciplinary educational programs with Milwaukee students based on the upcoming exhibits “Larry Sultan: Artistic Viewpoints of Family and Home” and “Nature and American Vision: Setting the Stage.”

Grand Avenue Club: $5,000 to support the next phase of the agency’s Gallery Grand program, which will showcase in two exhibitions art created primarily by club members.

Interfaith Older Adult Programs: $8,000 for the 2016/2017 season of the Lifetime Art Competition, which invites adult artists 50 years and older in southeastern Wisconsin to submit their artwork for consideration. Winning entries are exhibited at 12 community venues including Milwaukee City Hall, the gallery at the InterContinental Hotel and a number of senior residential care facilities.

Know Thyself: $10,000 for “We Are Here,” a project that partners local visual artists with students at Pulaski High School and Milwaukee High School of the Arts and will examine the difficulties that student refugees from Burma, Syria and Somalia, among others, face.

Marquette University: $10,000 to continue Picasso Across the Curriculum, a program that teaches first through twelfth graders about the famed artist, and Water Across the Curriculum, a program that teaches first through eighth grade teachers how to weave water-related issues into their teaching by integrating water-themed artwork from the Haggerty Museum’s permanent collection in all curriculum areas. Last year the workshops reached more than 1,800 students at 10 Milwaukee-area public and private schools.

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design: $8,000 for a dual exhibition including two components, Repetition-Reticulation and Patterns in Contemporary Design, that will focus on repetition and patterns across design.

Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition: $10,000 to support the second year of the Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival. In its inaugural year, the festival featured five films and attracted more than 1,300 attendees to screenings and talkbacks.

Museum of Wisconsin Art: $10,000 for the Wisconsin History and Visual Arts Program, which introduces fourth graders from Milwaukee Public Schools and Cedarburg, Kewaskum, Jackson and Slinger schools to the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions, as well as to the legacy of artist Mary L. Nohl.

Neighborhood House of Milwaukee: $8,000 for an artist-in-residence program featuring a local artist to be selected, who will lead arts and arts education programming for 2,100 children, adults and families throughout the year.

Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee: $10,000 for an art-based program called Milwaukee Art & Hope that gives individuals in homeless shelters and other care facilities opportunities to engage in art projects under the direction of professional artists.

Port Washington Saukville Arts Council: $10,000 for the third year of the Port Art Partners Artists-in-Residence Program, which offers emerging artists an opportunity for shared studio space, exhibition of their art, mentoring by established artists and engagement with the local community.

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts: $10,000 toward the installation in summer 2016 of five sculptures in the newly-created Lynn Chappy ArtsPark, located in Brookfield’s Mitchell Park.

The Friendship Circle: $10,000 for its creative enrichment program, which offers 60 hours of multidisciplinary arts programming, including visual art-making sessions and field trips to different art venues within the community, to children and adults with special needs.

TRUE Skool: $10,000 in support of the agency’s Urban Arts Program, which provides multi-disciplinary arts programming, with an emphasis on visual art and a focus on social justice, community service, civic engagement and entrepreneurialism, to more than 150 of Milwaukee’s youth,14-19 years old, each year through in-school and after-school sessions.

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