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AWE Mission & Impact
AWE’s mission is to provide youth in Milwaukee with arts enrichment programs that advance learning, enhance human potential, and cultivate community. Our programs weave arts and culture into the community development process to spark imagination, create social connections, and develop creative community design solutions that reflect the values and concerns of the neighborhoods where we work.
We are honored to be part of collaborative projects that have won a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant for the second year in a row! We look forward to creating with our friends at Milwaukee Public Library and numerous other partners over the next two years! From the NEA’s awardee listing: City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (aka Milwaukee Public Library) $150,000 Milwaukee, WI Our Town – Design To support Gathering Art, Stories and Place at … read more
The City of Milwaukee’s MKE Plays Initiative, and AWE are partnering to help design creative new play spaces for Milwaukee youth through an innovative playground redevelopment program. Last year, the MKE Plays program received a prestigious “Our Town” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. AWE has been partnering on the project to gain community input, and work with neighborhood youth to create public artwork for four out of the twelve playgrounds the City is redeveloping. You can read … read more
This month, we welcome local talent, Jeff Redmon to our AWE team as Marketing and Events Manager! Jeff’s bio: Jeff Redmon is a Milwaukee based artist, designer, curator and community arts organizer who holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Redmon is currently the Exhibition and Residency Manager at RedLine Milwaukee, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, an urban laboratory that seeks to nourish the individual practice of contemporary art and to stimulate the creative potential of the local community to which we are … read more