“Shine A Light” Call for Artists

Date of Distribution​: Monday, November 30, 2020
Due Date:​ Friday, December 11, 2020, 11:59 pm
Issued by:​ Imagine MKE
Contact:​ Kennita Hickman - khickman [at] imaginemke.org
Apply via form here


Light the Hoan is looking for artists to partner with participating non-profits to create one of a kind posters for Light the Hoan. 

This call is open to visual artists, graphic designers, animators, and the likes. Your design will be used on limited edition posters sold through Light the Hoan’s website. In the application process, artists will be asked to submit previous work samples (not drafts of designs for this project).

Selected artists will receive $250 stipend for work plus 10% of merch sales during first year.

Participating non-profits will be highlighted for one month each in 2021 beginning in February, and include:
88NINE Radio Milwaukee 
Imagine MKE 
Black Box Fund 
Islands of Brilliance 
Boys and Girls Club  
We Got This 
IC Stars 
Urban Underground 
Wisconsin Humane Society 
ACTS Housing
United Community Center

To apply, interested artists will need to complete our Shine a Light online application found here by Friday, December 11, 11:59 pm.

Artists will be notified by Tuesday, January 8, 2021.  

From there, artists will be matched with a participating nonprofit.

Individuals who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, from the disability community, military veterans, and other marginalized groups strongly encouraged to apply.


Selected artists will receive $250 stipend for work plus 10% of poster sales during first year.

Imagine MKE Background

Imagine MKE is the connector, convener, and amplifier of the arts and culture community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our work is rooted in the belief that arts and culture have the power to transform Milwaukee and be the catalyst for social, economic, and civic vitality. Driven by this belief, we unite within our sector and across the city around work that sustains artists and arts organizations, positions creatives at key leadership tables, and partners with others to build a thriving and inclusive city.

Light the Hoan Background

A collective of local business and civic leaders, Light the Hoan is a committee of the Daniel Hoan Foundation. In May 2018, the group launched a public crowdsourcing campaign to help raise more than $3.5 million to illuminate the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge, the iconic tied-arch bridge spanning nearly two miles across Interstate 794.