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, 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 orgabizations 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.
2017 Grants Awarded from the Kenosha Arts Fund
The Foundation awards grants from the Kenosha Arts Fund in January. In January 2017, the Kenosha Arts Fund made grants to:
• Kenosha Creative Economy Strategic Plan initiative led by Kenosha’s Commission on the Arts.
• Hospice Alliance for the Music of the Soul that provides music experiences program for its patients and families.
• Southport Quilters Guild of Kenosha to support its annual quilt show held at the Kenosha Public Museum.
• Kenosha Chamber Choir to produce a choral concert focused on youth suicide prevention.
CALL FOR ART
2017-2019 Sculpture Walk – HarborPark
The Kenosha Community Foundation Arts Fund is soliciting artists for the 2017-2019 Sculpture WalkHarborPark Exhibit.
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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.
In September 2015, the Arts Fund installed 12 news works in the 2015-2017 exhibition of Sculpture Walk-HarborPark. Check out the Sculpture Walk App (produced by the Kenosha News) to learn more about the works, artists and sponsors involved in the new exhibition.
Sculpture Walk-Harbor Park is funded through private donations. To support the exhibition, contact: email@example.com.