Milwaukee to Host National Arts Event

On June 3–5, 2006, the national organization of “Americans for the Arts” 2006 Annual Convention will be held in Milwaukee, hosted by the Cultural Alliance.

It is expected that between 800 and 1,000 arts activists and professionals will appear for three days of discussions and programs designed to enhance the appearance, coordination, knowledge and effectiveness of the arts in our national culture.

The event is titled, Living Cultural Democracy: Arts in Changing Communities. The gathering “…will offer an array of on-point presentations, in-depth dialogues, and on-site experiences. Arts professionals and civic leaders will contribute to and benefit from lively exchanges about the implications of demographic trends, cultural competence within arts agencies, strategic partnerships, and new service models.”

Participation by Wisconsin Artists is encouraged, so consider attending. Earlybird registration ends March 14th. A number of scholarships have been set up to help defray costs.

The Wisconsin Arts Board is offering statewide scholarships. There is information is on their website:
scroll down to the paragraph with the link to the PDF application. Those are due by March 17. They are reimbursements of up to $500 for registration, hotel and mileage.
Arts Wisconsin also is promoting this event.  Members of Arts Wisconsin are eligible for discounts. Contact Anne Katz (  608 255 8316) for information.
Finally the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee, which is hosting the event, has opportunities for its members who live in the Cultural Alliance’s service area (Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha counties). Members can be part of the CA team.  Scholarships will also be available, in addition to team registration.  The Cultural Alliance’s scholarship also includes a CA membership, if you are not already a member.  Contact Tony Forman at / 414 347 0131 for more information.
The Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee was founded in 2003 in order to raise the visibility of the Fine Arts.