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Black Arts MKE

Black Arts MKE
Black Arts MKE Black Arts MKE’s mission is to continue building strong, sustainable arts organizations that preserve and promote the history and culture of the African diaspora and inspire creativity in future generations. We’re committed to exposing diverse audiences to cultural programming. Each year, we touch thousands of underserved school children, youth, families, and audiences through main stage performances, educational outreach, special events and community collaborative partnerships.

Black Arts MKE is a proud UPAF Affiliate and Resident Group with Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
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Educational Outreach


Over 3,000 school children, youth and their families are engaged by Black Arts MKE member groups and collaborative arts partners through dance, music, visual arts, and theatre.

Black Nativity 2016
Our educational programs are designed to reach urban Milwaukee neighborhood schools serving at-risk, underserved, under resourced, and primarily African American youth.

Your financial support enables hundreds of central city students to attend our annual holiday musical Black Nativity. ASE

Ko-Thi Dance Company

Ko-Thi is the third oldest African Dance company in America.  Founded in Milwaukee in 1969, Ko-Thi has been presenting educational programs in schools since 1972. Students learn about culture, languages and traditions of ancient Africa through African dance and drumming.  





Black Arts MKE Founding Supporters:

VIBRATIONS: Rhythmic Motion

VIBRATIONS Rhythmic Motion is a dynamic representation in dance, drumming, and theater reflecting traditional African and Contemporary performance art. Using specific dance and musical genres, this concert blends a visual and audible palette into a refreshingly seamless offering that insights rhythmic pulses and body movement into a wild, hypnotic new look at African culture.


Contact Us

Black Arts MKE

929 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414.270.4494
info@blackartsmke.org

Thank You Sponsors