The Mary L. Nohl Fund, among the largest funds created at the Foundation, invests in local arts education programs and projects. Since its inception in 2001, it has invested more than $7.8 million in the creative spirit and culture in Milwaukee. Below is a list of the latest visual arts projects and programs the Nohl Fund has supported:

Second Quarter Grants

Arts@Large: $20,000 to help expand its public art collection and launch mobile art galleries as part of its artist-in-residence programs. Artwork created by students and local visual artists will be featured in quarterly pop-up shows at locations including the Arts@Large building in Walker’s Point, MPS schools, local businesses and possibly the Foundation’s office.

Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative: $15,000 for the 2018 artist in residence, which will be based in a studio space in the Clarke Square neighborhood. The artist will engage with business owners and residents to create at least one public art project that will be installed by November 2018. 

Woodland Pattern: $15,000 to engage four female artists from diverse backgrounds and art disciplines for residencies that will include exhibitions, artist talks and community programming. The artists are: photography Nancy Floyd, painter and sculptor Maria Gaspar, mixed-media artist Vanessa German and performance artist Jennifer Tamayo.

Alverno College: $12,500 for a collaborative project bringing artists from Taiwan to Milwaukee to display, discuss and demonstrate their work and provide hands-on workshops related to contemporary jewelry and metal arts.

Latino Arts: $12,000 for its 2018/19 season of visual arts exhibitions and related educational programming.

Milwaukee Christian Center: $12,000 for the MCC Youth Collaborative Arts Corps.  Local Milwaukee artists Tia Richardson, Marina Lee and Valentin Garca will work with youth ages 6 to 18 over a 10-month period in a number of different art mediums. The programming will culminate with a full-scale public mural at El Rey’s location at 13th and Burnham streets.

American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Foundation: $10,000 to incorporate art making into its Youth Social Justice Forum, Summer Justice Institute and Public Art Student Alliances.

Milwaukee Art Museum: $9,942 for ArtXpress, a paid summer studio internship program for high school students that operates on a employment model.

Islands of Brilliance: $8,000 to help launch a pilot program, Brilliant Breakfast Club, which will offer monthly arts workshops for young adults ages 18 to 24 on the autism spectrum.

Danceworks: $7,500 for its Generations program, which builds upon the success of its intergenerational IMAP program. Five Milwaukee schools and five Milwaukee adult day care or residential facilities will participate in the program, which will result in art installations and a performance/visual art event.

Milwaukee County Historical Society: $5,000 for “My Milwaukee: Design a Monument,” an art-making project inspired by the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee’s Open Housing marches. The exhibition, a collaboration between UWM Peck School’s ArtsECO program and city of Milwaukee schools, will debut in late fall 2018 and tour a number of locations in spring 2019.

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