What We Care About


Brico Fund’s arts funding is interested in projects that encourage awareness about emerging social justice issues, change perceptions and engender dialogue about issues of relevance to local and global communities, employ the arts to foster civic engagement and participatory democracy, celebrate the legacies of those who have worked to create equity. Brico Fund wishes to expand current practices related to how the arts are used to rejuvenate communities, transform and animate public spaces, protect natural resources and create places for reflection. Brico Fund works to integrate its Arts program in Milwaukee with its other priorities (democracy and environment), creating opportunities to leverage public projects that allow individuals to understand and appreciate our natural and urban environments in new ways. Arts program investments favor initiatives that connect cultural practitioners with activists, organizers and policymakers in areas of increasing prominence in Milwaukee.

To discuss a project or idea within this interest area, please contact Lynn Lucius, Arts Program Advisor, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Art Exhibition: Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight, was an interactive exhibition by artist Kelly Parks Snider in the Stiemke Studio at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater that explored social issues through an art installation, panel discussion and performance. Below is more information on the content of the art and collaborative nature of the exhibition.  Read more.