Black Arts MKE

Black Arts in Milwaukee at the Marcus Center

Black Arts MKE

COMMITTED TO INCREASING THE AVAILABILITY AND QUALITY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURE.

Black Arts MKE’s mission is to increase the availability and quality of African American arts and culture.  Each year, we collaborate with over 100 local artists of color and arts groups to bring to our community renowned and original performance arts works by African American authors, playwrights, poets, dancers, musicians, and composers.  

 
Our arts education and community outreach programs serve over 15,000 underserved youth and their families including our new Youth Performing Arts Camp.  Black Arts MKE’s annual signature performance – Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is a holiday musical favorite in Milwaukee featuring an all-black, all local cast. 


Black Arts MKE is a recipient of NEA Grants for Arts Projects and The Black Seed national awards. 


We are a proud Member Group of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) and Resident Group at the Marcus Performing Arts Center.  Black Arts MKE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.

www.blackartsmke.org

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BRONZEVILLE ARTS ENSEMBLE

Bronzeville at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee

 

Founded in 2013, Bronzeville Arts Ensemble strives to illuminate the black experience in America by developing and creating theater while also providing artistic and educational programming opportunities, committed to collaborating with the local and national community, inspiring healing and positive social change.

Bronzeville Arts Ensemble is a professional theater company in residence with Black Arts MKE at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee, WI.

Contact Us

Black Arts MKE

929 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414.270.4494
email: Black Arts MKE