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Empowering Community

Elevator Speech
MARN works with creatives of all disciplines, arts organizations and cultural centers. We provide resources, programming and professional development opportunities that empowers artists and fosters a community that values creatives.

Connecting Creatives
Online Portfolios Arts Calendar Classifieds Resources

List Serv
Yahoo Group 1600 members

Facebook & Twitter

Programming & Services

MARNmentors MARNsalons Portfolio Review MARNmovies Writers Wednesday Professional Development Workshops Micro Fellowships


Emerging Artists mentored by Established Artists and Art Administrators Culminates in Exhibition/Performance


Critique and Roundtable Discussion Series for Visual Artists by Application Guest Curators (Michele Grabner, Pamela Fraser, Scott Speh, Pedro Velez, 2013 Nohl Fellowship Curators, CoPA Curators)

Portfolio Review

Group and/or Individual critique open to all Visual Artists on first-come firstserve basis Artists receive feedback from local professionals, including Daniel Keegan Director of MPM


Platform for local filmmakers Workshop, Screening Opportunity for Emerging Filmmakers, Networking

Writers Wednesday

Critique group for Writers Culminates in a recital and publication, last year guest speakers Dasha Kelley and Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Max Garland

Professional Development Workshops

The Internet as a Creative Tool Assembling Your Portfolio Micro Fellowships Artist Statement & Bio Marketing & Selling Your Artwork Social Media for Creatives Headshot Day Insurance for Independent Artists Bookkeeping for Small Business Basic legal knowledge for Creatives

Micro Fellowships

MARNs answer to Kickstarter

FlipEleven Creative Art Milwaukee Creative Arts Council Next Act Theater Vanguard Sculpture Services Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Creative Capital MKE<->LAX Creative Alliance Milwaukee

Operations Director Job Duties

Finances Volunteers/Interns Membership Digital Communication and Marketing and Website Maintanance Office Management Grants Writing Fundraising Programming Misc.

Career path, or rather the series of good deeds that I performed, which led me to this position
Leader in Student Organizations Student Representative on Board of Furniture Society Student Representative in Graduate School Attend Conferences as Volunteer Attend Summer Schools as Employee/Volunteer Wrote Artist Grants Volunteered for Non-Profit Organizations Networking

Opportunities from MARN Networking

Teach and work at MIAD Exhibition and Collaboration Opportunities that benefit my own art practice