Increasing the availability and quality of African American arts and culture.


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Black Nativity by Langston Hughes Community Night

December 9, 2021

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BAMKE By The Numbers

We stand on the ancestral shoulders of our rich African American cultural legacy to create a vibrant future for African American Arts

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Youth and their families served


Hours of arts education and outreach programming impacting 11 MKE aldermanic districts and representing 14 zip codes


Average Operating Budget (three-year operating budget average; including pandemic year)


Elementary students attend free performances of Black Nativity each year.


Local artists of color hired by BAMKE (1099s = $240K in 2019) for public performances, arts education and outreach


16% Government, 42% Foundations, 29% Corporations, 13% Individuals (Average Donor Impact 2014-2020)

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