The Milwaukee Ballet has teamed up with the UWM Peck School of the Arts and the Medical College of Wisconsin to launch the Harmony Initiative, a new vision for Milwaukee's performing arts and education community.
The initiative will help establish a nationally recognized destination for Milwaukee's fine arts and higher educational institutions and satisfy a critical need to develop a unique business model that better addresses funders' and audiences' needs, while allowing the city to utilize its creative community as a force for civic engagement and economic development.
As part of the project, the Medical College intends to develop a full sports medicine clinic within the space that will serve as the new home for Milwaukee Ballet and its school.
UWM's Peck School of the Arts will amplify its partnership with the Ballet by providing students a state-of-the-art space to stage public dance programs, heightening its accessibility and visibility within the dynamic arts district in downtown Milwaukee.
The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation has announced a $1 million gift, which allows the partnership to take critical next steps that establishes a project cabinet, considers additional creative partners, and identifies a studio site, while also pursuing an architect of record.