We need your voice to ensure that Milwaukee's artists, creative industry, and arts and cultural organizations are not decimated through this pandemic.
Our creative community faces an existential threat due to the loss of work and revenue, and our fight is exacerbated by the fact that Wisconsin ranks 50th - last - in the nation, on a per-capita basis, for state support of the arts.
To make it through, our city and state need to step up support for the arts and culture sector. Gov. Evers' announcement of $5 million for a COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program is an incredible step, but it won't be enough.
Contact your state elected officials to thank them for the grant program, and ask that they consider additional funding from unspent CARES Act dollars. Call on our congressional representatives to fight for the immediate passing of the next round of coronavirus relief, and continue supporting frontline workers, including our freelance creatives and artists.