The Wisconsin Arts Board announced one-time grants to 110 Wisconsin arts organizations Wednesday, providing a much-needed boost to groups whose futures are uncertain due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Arts Board distributed $466,000 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money from the National Endowment for the Arts. Regional arts support organization Arts Midwest contributed another $78,000. In addition, the NEA offered a dozen grants — $50,
WUWM's John Hess chats with UWM Chancellor Mark Mone and special guests: Danae Davis, Milwaukee Succeeds Executive Director; Tim Sheey, president, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and Julia Taylor, president of the Greater Milwaukee Committee. They discuss how UWM and its partners in the Milwaukee area are dealing with the effects of COVID-19, and how they are creating plans to safely reopen the city. They will also address how the recent unrest in the city and
Metro Milwaukee’s most influential business leaders and the CEO or the area’s most prominent community foundation say the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis — and the protests that followed — will serve as a catalyst for them to intensify their efforts to address issues of racial discrimination and economic inequities in the Milwaukee area.
The Greater Milwaukee Committee, which is chaired by David Lubar of Lubar & Co. in Milwaukee, called Floyd’s death “tragic and unjust.”