Our work in public policy is guided by our mission and consistent broadly shared community values and priorities.
Specifically, in Milwaukee, we believe that arts-forward, community-focused public policy needs to:
- Align with other community priorities, utilizing arts and culture to address community needs
- Benefit nonprofit arts and culture organizations and individual artists
- Increase access to arts and culture for diverse populations
- Expose residents and visitors to diverse arts and culture experiences
- Support mechanisms to export city’s arts and culture to promote Milwaukee
- Support preservation of spaces and an economy that allows artists to live, create, and experiment
We also support the state arts agenda set forth by Arts Wisconsin.
Arts Wisconsin offers a framework for policy actions to raise awareness, and build credibility, support and investment for Wisconsin’s creative economy through six focus areas:
- Creative Economy
- Creative Education
- Creative Placemaking
- Talent Attraction
- Trade Missions and Export Opportunities
- Investment in Wisconsin’s Arts, Culture and Creative Assets
We support the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) national arts policy agenda.
These are our national policy priorities:
- Increase national public arts funding to $1 per person living in America
- Strengthen equitable access to K-12 Arts Education (expand STEM to STEAM)
- Make the charitable tax deduction work for all
- Expand National Service to the Arts