Milwaukee: a world-class destination for dance performance, dance education, dance therapy and dance research. That is the vision that inspires the Harmony Initiative, a unique partnership among UWM’s Peck School of the Arts, the Milwaukee Ballet and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
The initiative addresses today’s arts funding challenges with a comprehensive business model that utilizes best artistic and management practices while engaging the city’s creative community to make Milwaukee an international dance capital.
The Harmony Initiative received a boost in July 2012 from a $100,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant to the Milwaukee Ballet. The grant is part of the NEA’s Our Town program, designed to promote “creative placemaking projects that help transform communities into lively, beautiful and sustainable places with the arts at their core,” according to an NEA statement. This was the only Our Town grant awarded in Wisconsin for 2012.