Over $100K was Allocated to Milwaukee Artists Through the 2024 Nohl Fellowship

Supporting Milwaukee Arts

Five Milwaukee artists were selected as winners for the 2024 Mary L. Nohl Fellowship. The Nohl Fellowship was created in 2003 and provides unrestricted funds for established and emerging artists to create new work or complete work in progress. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s (GMF) Mary L. Nohl Fund Suitcase Export Fund for Visual Art was created to help artists with the cost of exhibiting their work outside the four-county area: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington.

Over 100 artists have been a part of the program since its inception. The fellowship is funded by GMF’s Mary L. Nohl Fund and Joy Engine and administrated through the Lynden.

Through the fellowship, established artists receive $35,000 and emerging artists receive $15,000. All artists received an additional $5,000 for professional development and production.

The artists’ work will be a part of a Haggerty Museum of Art exhibit that is set to open in 2025.

2024 Nohl Fellowship Winners

  • Nina Ghanbarzadeh – Established Artist
  • Roy F. Staab – Established Artist
  • Justin Goodrum – Emerging Artist
  • Nicholas Perry – Emerging Artist
  • Jovanny Hernandez Caballero – Emerging Artist
Justin Goodrum.
Justin Goodrum. (Picture by Liyah Sumner/ Carvd N Stone)

Goodrum has known about the fellowship for two years and took a chance to apply in 2022 but didn’t get selected. He just kept trying and eventually was selected.

As a film producer, Goodrum said funding such as this one allows artists to hone in on their crafts, especially in a small market like Milwaukee.

“The talent is here, it’s just not developed,” said Goodrum. “A lot of my knowledge has been actually doing it…it just needs to be developed.”

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Continuing to Fund MKE Artists

GMF allocates millions of dollars each year to better the state of the greater Milwaukee area and that includes their commitment to funding the arts.

Just a few weeks ago, ThriveOn King, an initiative through GMF and community partners, announced the over 20 local artists they’ve commissioned to create art. Check out the full story here.

Nyesha Stone founded Carvd N Stone in 2017 to cover positive news while attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Stone has a B.A. in Journalism. She has raised over $30,000 to award grants and scholarships. She has also been featured in ESSENCE and worked with the American Black Film Festival.

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