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MIAD to match $10,000 in donations to fight racial injustice

MIAD will commit $10,000 to match dollar for dollar donations by students, faculty, staff and alumni to selected nonprofit organizations in the City of Milwaukee fighting racial injustice.
Participants should make their donations directly to any of the organizations below, and then submit a gift receipt from the organization(s) to The college will honor donations to these organizations made from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 until the $10,000 total is reached.
MIAD will continue to match a total of $10,000 of donations annually. Director of Inclusivity Richard Anderson-Martinez will seek input from students, faculty and staff each fall to select organizations to receive matching donations from MIAD for the following calendar year.
We will keep you apprised of progress toward this calendar year’s $10,000 match.
Matching fund organizations through December, 31, 2020 (listed in no order of preference):
LIT (Leaders Igniting Action)
BLOC (Black Leaders Organizing Communities) Non-partisan donation to Education Fund
America’s Black Holocaust Museum
Milwaukee Fellows Mentorship Program
WI Black Historical Society
Milwaukee Urban League
Public Allies (Donors can designate “Public Allies Milwaukee”)


Metalwork and molds: MIAD alum on Kohler Residency

Eye-opening and awe-inspiring: this is how Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting) describes learning to work with liquid metal. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alum recently completed the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Residency in Kohler, Wisconsin.

MIAD Values Recognition Award: Dale Shidler

Dale Shidler, Professor of Communication Design, received the January 2024 MIAD Values Recognition Award at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Dale’s nominations highlighted his embodiment of MIAD’s Core Values, especially Integrity, Kindness and Community.

MIAD students, alumni, faculty create work for ThriveOn King

Four Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) community members will contribute to the first floor of the new ThriveOn King community hub on North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. They make up part of the 20 Milwaukee artists who will convey the history and heritage of Bronzeville in this collaborative space.

MIAD Board of Trustees welcomes new members

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) Board of Trustees welcomed two new members at their January 2024 meeting. Dr. Daniel A. Schroeder, co-founder and president/CEO of Organization Development Consultants, Inc. (ODC), and Noah Stone, reference librarian and circulation assistant at North Shore Public Library, joined MIAD’s Board.

Lubar Innovation Center students design for Kohler

When Kohler needed t-shirt designs created for their Sustainability Champions program and I-Prize competition, the company turned to the Lubar Innovation Center at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). From there, staff at the Innovation Center connected Kohler with two MIAD Illustration students.


Accepting applications for Fall 2024
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December 31, 2023
FAFSA available for 2024-25 school year
Use MIAD's school code: 014203

April 27, 2024
Admitted Students Day

June 1, 2024
Tuition Deposit Deadline
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