Arts and Culture

A strong arts sector is crucial for a vibrant metro Milwaukee. We are committed to helping strengthen art and natural history museums, symphonies and theaters, dance companies and arts education programs, public sculptures, murals and more.  


  • Cultivate and support an appreciation of diverse cultures and art forms 
  • Deepen community-based arts education for children and adults 
  • Integrate arts and creativity into community planning and development 
  • Promote community engagement in the arts 


  • 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


More information

Recent investments 

Visit Recent Grants for grants made from our competitive grantmaking process to support visual arts and arts-related projects and programs. 

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fellowships for Individual Artists Program provides unrestricted funds to emerging and established artists in Milwaukee. Learn about the program

Funding opportunities 

Visit our Grantseekers page for available grants to support visual arts and arts education projects and programs. 


ThriveOn Arts 
Story of Bronzeville’s past, present and future to be told through artwork featured at ThriveOn King, part of the ThriveOn Collaboration

Support arts and culture

Donors can contribute to strengthening our community’s arts and culture sector by starting a fund or leaving a legacy.

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