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Kenosha Arts Fund

About the Fund
The mission of the Kenosha Arts Fund is to encourage and enhance cultural life and public art in the Kenosha area through facilitation, recognition, and financial support of not-for-profit programs and projects in the community.

Established by the Foundation in the 1990s as a quasi-endowment (also known as a component fund), the Arts Fund Committee’s objectives are to increase the principal of the Arts Fund endowment and thereby enhance the Foundation’s capacity to provide financial support to the arts, and to perform annual grant-making to arts and cultural efforts organizations with income from the Arts Fund.

Focus of Grants from the Kenosha Arts Fund
The Arts Fund annually awards grants to non-profit organizations for programs that enhance the culture, economy and quality of life in Kenosha County.

The Arts Fund is particularly interested in opportunities and creative initiatives for expanding art in Kenosha, urgent needs which sustain fledgling organizations or efforts, and/or projects that have educational value.

2019 Grants Awarded from the Kenosha Arts Fund
The Foundation awards grants from the Kenosha Arts Fund in January. In January 2019, the Kenosha Arts Fund made grants to:

• Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha for a West African Drumming Workshop for members to experience and participate in Dunun and Djembe drum circles.
• Carthage College Music Department to support “That’s What She Said” Women composers seminar, concerts and educational activities focused on women composers in collaboration with community partners.
• Center for Collaborative Research to support two print exhibitions, including “Wisconsin Prints” – a curated exhibition of hand printed artwork by the state’s professional, emerging and student artists.
• Fleeing Artists Theatre to support its free Summer Shakespeare performances of classic plays performed in Kenosha area parks, produced annually in partnership with the Kenosha Public Library.

For questions about the Kenosha Arts Fund or the Sculpture Walk-HarborPark exhibition, contact us at: artsfund@kenoshafoundation.org.

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Since 2011, the Arts Fund has managed Sculpture Walk-HarborPark - the largest outdoor public art project in Kenosha's history located along Kenosha's harbor - an ever-changing exhibition of sculptures. sculpturewalk_logo from hambrock In September 2017, the Arts Fund installed 12 news works in the 2017-2019 exhibition of Sculpture Walk-HarborPark.
You can also check out the Sculpture Walk-Harbor Park on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kenoshafoundation/
Sculpture Walk-Harbor Park is funded through private donations.