2017 Our Town Grant Announcement

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 Milwaukee Public Library. The project team will utilize the library’s maker space and other indoor and outdoor gathering spaces to host a variety of storytelling themed programs, including a visual storytelling festival featuring deaf storytellers, an artist lecture series, writing workshops, a new archive of collected neighborhood stories, and two artist in residence programs. A mobile art studio accessible to youth is also planned, providing free art education and cultural enrichment activities. Led by the Milwaukee Public Library and Artists Working in Education, the project team also includes Ex Fabula, the Greater Milwaukee Association of the Deaf, and numerous local schools and community centers. The project partners seek to build social cohesion through meaningful interactions between diverse south side community neighbors.