Mary L. Nohl Fund Individual Artist Programs

The 2020 Nohl Fellowship cycle is now closed.

The Suitcase Export Fund is now open. To view the guidelines and application instructions, click here.

The Lynden administers the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists program. The program, funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund, has two components. The fellowship program provides unrestricted funds for Established and Emerging artists to create new work or complete work in progress. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s 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, Washington). Both programs are open to practicing artists residing in the four-county area. One hundred and six fellowships have been awarded since the program began in 2003, and 341 individual artists and 20 artist collectives have received Suitcase Awards.

For more than a century, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals, families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community, during their lifetimes and for future generations. The Foundation consists of more than 1,400 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice. The Foundation also deploys both human and financial resources to address the most critical needs of the community and ensure the vitality of the region. Established in 1915, the Foundation was one of the first community foundations in the world and is now among the largest.

The Lynden operates as a laboratory, increasing its impact by developing programs in three areas of interest--place-based education; support for artists; convening around public art and sculpture--that can be disseminated widely. This enables us to function efficiently with a small staff; to remain flexible enough to align with local and national initiatives; and to have a national voice while sustaining a local resource that offers hands-on experiences at the intersection of art, nature, and culture. Located fifteen minutes north of downtown Milwaukee, our programs are developed in dialogue with diverse urban populations. The Nohl Fellowship and Suitcase Export Fund are two key programs that support artists. The staff of the Lynden does not participate in any part of the selection process for the Nohl Fellowship.

For further information:

Polly Morris
Lynden Sculpture Garden
2145 W. Brown Deer Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 446-8794

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