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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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Stylized Sankofa Bird

15,000

Youth and their families served

5,000

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

$404.7K

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

1,500

Elementary students attend free performances of Black Nativity each year.

100+

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

Funding:

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

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