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Meeting Name: MILWAUKEE ARTS BOARD Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/14/2019 4:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Room 303, Third Floor, City Hall
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   1. Roll call.

Minutes note: Present 13 - Phillips, Murphy, Morris, McSweeny, Layden, Kosarzyski, Klose, Harpole, Garcia, Fraker, Flores, DeLind, Ald. Murphy Excused 3 - Kingsbury, Cubias, Kovac Absent 1 - Hill
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Minutes note: Sally Witte, DCD
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   2. Review and approval of the previous meeting minutes.

Minutes note: Member Morris moved approval, seconded by member Flores, of the meeting minutes from April 9, 2019. There was no objection.
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   3. Public Art Subcommittee report.

Minutes note: a. Funding recommendations. Member Morris said that the subcommittee recommended to award $5,000 in New Work Funds to the Near West Side Partners' "Voices of the City" fence tile piece project for artist fees and materials, $5,000 in New Work Funds to the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative's "Tejiendo Raices" storytelling mural project for artist fees and materials, $1,000 in Conservation Funds to Riverwest Radio's light bulb projection installation for the light bulb contingent on the light bulb being functional, and $5,000 in New Work Funds to Still Waters Collective's creative communication soap box project for visual artist fees. The tile piece project will be located at Wisconsin Avenue School, involves 26 Street Partners, has a total budget of $11,900, and has funding confirmed. The storytelling mural is an intergenerational project involving families and a young artist in residency. The light bulb installation projects photos of the neighborhood and is situated at a storefront next to Mo's Irish Pub on Wisconsin Avenue downtown. The soap box project will occur at various spots in the City and has visual artists, musicians, disc jockey, a total budget of $62,900, $50,000 from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and civic based sharing of ideas. Member Morris moved approval, seconded by member Klose, to award $5,000 in New Work Funds to the Near West Side Partners' "Voices of the City" fence tile piece project for artist fees and materials, $5,000 in New Work Funds to the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative's "Tejiendo Raices" storytelling mural project for artist fees and materials, $1,000 in Conservation Funds to Riverwest Radio's light bulb projection installation for the light bulb contingent on the light bulb being functional, and $5,000 in New Work Funds to Still Waters Collective's creative communication soap box project for visual artist fees. There was no objection. Chair Ald. Murphy welcomed member Phillips as a new member. Member Phillips stated that she is an elected school board director at Milwaukee Public Schools, a program director at the Medical College of Wisconsin, a new parent, and hopes to advocate for the arts as a member of the board.
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   4. 2019 Project Grant Review Panel report.

Minutes note: a. Funding recommendations. Member DeLind commented on the review panel's recommendations. There were 50 applications with 47 eligible and 3 ineligible applications. 36 applications were recommended to receive awards for either $8,000 or $4,000. Last year's allotment was at either $7,000 or $3,500. One awardee was a new applicant, Milwaukee Opera Theater. All projects were good. The panel is to be commended for their preparation and active participation. Member DeLind moved approval, seconded by member Harpole, to award $276,000 in 2019 Project Grant Funds as follows: $,8000: 1. Danceworks, Mad Hot Ballroom & tap 2. Milwaukee Art Museum, Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin 3. Florentine Opera, Opera in the Schools: Little Red’s Most Unusual Day 4. Optimist Theatre, Shakespeare in the Park: The Comedy of Errors 5. Skylight Music Theatre Corp., KidsWrites 6. Present Music, Creation Project 7. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Exhibit Showcasing the Le Cirque Portfolio 8. Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Progressions 9. Artworks for Milwaukee, LBGT Gender Fluidity Photography Exhibition 10. Wild Space Inc., Off the Page 11. Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Beat 12. Milwaukee Repertory Theater, West Side Story 13. Radio Milwaukee, Backline 14. Quasimondo Physical Theatre, “Mrs. Wrights” 15. Historic Milwaukee, Spaces & Traces: Harambee/Riverwest 16. Latino Arts, Dia de Los Muertos Community Celebration 2019 17. First Stage, GRETEL! 18. Ex Fabula, Brave Space 19. Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn &Other Identities 21. Express Yourself Milwaukee, Performance Troupe 22. Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Lullaby Project 23. Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Summer Art Camp & 7th Annual Youth Art Exhibition 24. Next Act Theatre, Nine Circles of Remembrance 25. Milwaukee Film, Cream City Cinema 26. String Academy of Wisconsin, Urban Students in Arts Outreach Program 27. Piano Arts, Music Explorers 28. Woodland Pattern, Unwriting Borders: Latinx Voices in the U.S. 29. Renaissance Theaterworks, Fran Bauer Young Critics Project 30. Ruach, Inc., The Composer and Spirituality: A Musical Investigation 32. Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, MARNMentors 33. Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, We Six Residencies in Milwaukee Schools 34. Milwaukee Children’s Choir, MCC Holiday Concert Series 35. Early Music Now, Les Delices: Myths & Allegories $4,000: 20. Milwaukee Opera Theater, Utterance 31. Girls Rock Milwaukee, 2019 Camp Sessions 36. Milwaukee Youth Theatre, The Secret Garden Abstaining were the following members: Flores for First Stage Layden for Milwaukee Film Phillips for Radio Milwaukee Garica for Walker’s Point Center for the Arts & Milwaukee Film There was no objection. Chair Ald. Murphy added that the increased allotment was made possible by his and member Ald. Kovac's budget amendment and for the board to practice awarding the next highest ranking applicant who was not selected should a selected awardee's project fail to commence.
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   5. Old business.

Minutes note: Ms. Witte said that the Project Grant awards celebration will be Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Marcus Performing Arts Center with doors open at 4:30 p.m. and a program start of 5 p.m. Also, a subcommittee and full arts board meeting will occur at 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, at MPAC prior to the awards ceremony.
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   6. New business.

Minutes note: Chair Ald. Murphy commented. He will submit a Common Council resolution recognizing a retiring City music and artistic director. He attended the Milwaukee Road unveiling of two silhouettes of workmen on pedestals on the Hank Aaron Trail that had 250 attendees. More money is being raised for the remaining three silhouettes. The Tandem Theater is closing. Ms. Witte said that the arts board had awarded $7,500 for the Hank Aaron Trail silhouettes, has expressed dissatisfaction over the incomplete silhouettes, and that Kevin Stalheim was an arts board 2002 artist of the year. Member Morris said that the Milwaukee Public Theatre has closed.
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   7. Announcements.

Minutes note: Member Morris announced the June 6, 2019 Nohl Fellowship exhibition and reception at Haggarty Museum from 6 to 8 p.m.
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   8. Adjournment.

Minutes note: Meeting adjourned at 4:38 p.m. Chris Lee, Staff Assistant Council Records Section City Clerk's Office
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