Since 2001, Arts @ Large has engaged Milwaukee's students, their families and the community in arts-rich experiential learning. Arts @ Large is committed to providing equitable access to educational experiences that include the arts.
Arts @ Large activates Milwaukee’s communities to build environments that support arts-rich, lifelong learning.
Our Core Values
We believe in ARTS 4 ALL
We value Life-Long Learning
We act with Intention & Humility
We are Good Stewards of our relationships and resources
We strive to treat everyone with Dignity
We operate with Grit
We believe in Beautiful Work
We are Playful But Not Childish
We go Beyond expectations
42 K-12 Schools
41 Artist Educators
2,472 Classroom Instruction Hours
18 Paid Internships
Provided arts-rich learning at 42 schools for 9,525 students
Provided contract work for 41 local artist educators for a total of 158 residencies
Built arts integration skills through professional development for 138 Teachers
Clocked 2,472 classroom instruction hours with instructional coaches and artist educators
Welcomed 3,040 attendees at A@L Community Center events since opening in July 2019
Fed nearly 5,000 patrons in our Community Center Cafe
Opened our Community Center for 55 rentals with 1,800 guests since July 2019
Provided paid internships for 18 high school students in our Career Development Program
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Arts and Eco-Literacy
Arts @ Large Eco-Literacy initiatives engage students, families, educators and the broader community in hands-on, arts-integrated, environmental learning. Key projects are the development of Paliafito Eco-Arts Park and the participation in the Green Schools Consortium of Milwaukee.
Arts and Civil Rights
Our Civil Rights Initiatives provide a foundation of historical perspective, whereby students are empowered to mobilize change in their communities. By learning to recognize how history shaped the way our city looks, students begin to envision, explore and create a city that celebrates diversity and equality.
Arts and Peacemaking
Our premiere Peacemaking initiative is the Fabric of Milwaukee program, designed to build the confidence of Milwaukee's immigrant and refugee students. We use the arts as a tool for students to share their stories, strengthen connections, and embrace a new culture without sacrificing their own.
Arts and Career Development
The Arts @ Large Career Development Initiative engages students at the High School level in dynamic workshops, career exploration activities and hands-on learning. Our programs include Student Foreman - student internships in the Tech and Trades, and our Café and Culinary Arts Leadership Program, building skills and business acumen in the culinary arts industry.