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Advocating for systemic change in public arts and culture funding.

REIMAGINEMILWAUKEE

A CREATIVE COMMUNITY ON THE RISE

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Imagine MKE (Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee) -- Amplifying Milwaukee's Creative Economy

Why We
Exist

Wisconsin’s public investment in the arts 49th in the nation. Our creative sector growth is not keeping pace with the rest of the country (8.44%, compared to a national average increase of 14.43%).

Milwaukee is the only city of its size without a publicly-funded office working on behalf of the arts and culture sector.

28% of surveyed Milwaukee-based creatives are strongly considering relocating to another city due to a lack of creative opportunities, jobs, and support here.

The City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County collectively reinvest just 0.3% of the economic impact directly generated by arts and culture.

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