Partners – Community Arts Programs

In their junior year, all MIAD students complete a four credit Social Science course (HS380), which includes 35 hours of service in the Milwaukee metro area. Below is a list of over 200 organizations committed to strengthening the community, utilizing both grassroots and well-established means. MIAD students and alumni have worked with all of these organizations to better understand the issues that they deal with and to give of their time and energy.

Learn more about the work of these organizations and how you can volunteer your time – visit one of our community partners listed below. Names in violet identify partners who have been honored by MIAD for the work that they do.

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Art is Life Inc.:

Art Is Life Inc. is a nonprofit organization established to give Milwaukee inner city youth new creative outlets. Our first step in creating change, is committing ourselves to explore new opportunities to help inspire our youth and community to be great through partnerships with artists, students, local business owners, and community leaders so that we can C. R. E. A. T. E. future leaders today. Together WE will mold new foundations, challenging youth to think outside of the “norm” and follow their dreams.

Artists Working in Education:

A.W.E. is a nonprofit organization that sponsors artists to work creatively with children to enhance human potential, advance learning and cultivate community. A.W.E. accomplishes this through our School Studio and Truck Studio programs.

Coalition of Photographic Arts:

The mission of the Coalition of Photographic Arts is to develop appreciation, promote growth and support the creation of photographic arts in the Greater Milwaukee Region.

Express Yourself Milwaukee:

Express Yourself Milwaukee celebrates the power of creative arts to transform the lives of underserved urban youth in our community.

Gujja Ting African Art:

Gujja Ting African Art strives to empower youth in Kampala, Uganda through broadening their creativity through art and dance, a school fees program and a family mentality.

In Tandem Theater:

In Tandem Theatre is committed to producing exciting, innovative live theatre designed to inspire, enlighten, provoke and entertain a diverse audience.

Milwaukee Art Museum:                                                                                                 

The Milwaukee Art Museum collects and preserves art, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education.

RedLine Milwaukee:

RedLine Milwaukee is an urban laboratory that seeks to nourish the individual practice of contemporary art and to stimulate the creative potential of the local community to which we are linked. Through residency, education, outreach and challenging exhibition programs with a focus on socially relevant topics, RedLine inspires and impacts new generations of cultural and civic transformers.

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum:

Villa Terrace Art Museum features fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th through the 18th centuries, wrought-iron masterpieces by Cyril Colnik, the Renaissance Garden, and changing exhibitions.

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts:

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts supports visual and performing arts and learning in a multicultural environment. The center fosters creativity in children through innovative education and encourages audience development and artistic talent with a diverse blend of programming.