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Become a protégé

Curation Protege Positions


We are currently not accepting letters of intent. If you wish to apply for the 2017/2018 MARN protegee positions please check back in Fall.

Curator Protégé with Mentor Aryn Kresol

Aryn Kresol is the Curatiorial Assistant to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Chief Curator and is excited to work with a Mentee as part of the MARN Mentors program. In 2016/2017 seeks either a curator or emerging arts administrator that seeks to gain experience in how to curate, manage, promote, and maintain temporary public art that involves community engagement as a key component. 

Successful candidates will be highly organized and self motivated.

Curatorial proteges, unlike the fine arts tracks of MARNmentors, may still be in school.

To apply for the Curitorial Protege position please send a one page letter of intent and current resume to:

Please include the subject line Curator: and the specific focus (i.e. public art, platforming, outreach, etc).  Letters of Intent are due October 31st.

Fine Arts Mentors

Applications for the 2016/2017 MARNmentors Fine Arts Proteges are closed.

Visual Art Mentors and Writers/ Spoken Word Mentors

  • Portia Cobb / Photography and Filmogrophy
  • Phyllis Bankier / Photography
  • Lee Golden / Graphic Arts and Photography
  • Della Wells/ Visual Arts
  • Nikki Janzen/ Writing and Spoken Word
  • Raoul Deal / Visual Arts/ Community Arts
  • Mutope Johnson /Visual Arts
  • Stephanie Barenz / Visual Arts
  • Nathaniel Stern / Technology Arts
  • Jason Yi / Visual Arts

Music Mentors

For more information on our mentors please visit the mentors page:


  • Fine Arts and Writers/ Spoken Word proteges may not be pursuing a degree during their mentorship term. 
  • All applicants should submit a one page letter of intent (please include full contact info including e-mail and phone number on the top of the letter of intent). 
  • Visual Artists should include 10 samples of current work in jpg format with artist's last name as part of the file name, you may also include a "slide list". 
  • Music applicants should include up to 15 minutes of material. 
  • Writers and Spoken word artists should send a minimum of two exerpts form their protfolio.
  • Tuition for MARNmentors is subsidized by grants and corporate support. The full value of the program is well in excess of $1000 however due to the level of support this program garners we are able to offer a lowered tuition of $100 to all participants.  Those unable to pay may "earn" their tuition through volunteer activities.

To email your application please send to: with the subject line: Visual Art or Music

Snail mail or drop off:


207 E. Buffalo Street Ste. 600

Milwaukee, WI 53202

DEADLINE October 31st

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