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Become a Mentee

2018/19 MARNmentors Application for Mentees Now Closed

MARNmentors is a competitive, juried, one-year artist mentorship program offering emerging artists the opportunity to partner with area established artists to further their artistic practice while engaging in building a career as a working artist.

Eligibility
• Open to artists based in the Greater Milwaukee area.
• Ideal candidates show promise and dedication to their creative work as a career.
• Artists are at a moment in which access to a mentor and a supportive environment will be meaningful to their practice and arts career.
• Artists may NOT be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program or equivalent. (exception made for curatorial)

2018-19 Jury/Mentors:
Phyllis Bankier – Photography   
Ann Baer – Painting/Sculpture   
Christopher Crain – Musician/Composer  
Santiago Cucullu – Painting/MixedMedia  
Michael Davidson – Painting   
Melissa Dorn Richards – Painting/Sculpture 
Janelle Gramling – Ceramics   
Niki Janzen – Spoken Word/Poet   
Mutope Johnson - Visual Artist/Painter
Maureen Kane - Graphic Design
aryn kresol - Curatorial
Jessica Laub – Ceramics
Nirmal Raja - Painting & Mixed media
Nathaniel Stern - Visual Artist: Video Imaging/ Technology
Richard Taylor - Painting/Sculpture
Della Wells - Visual Artist: Mixed Media
Jason Yi - Visual Artist: Multidisciplinary 

UPDATED Important Dates for 2018
April 6 (midnight): Application due
April 24: Mentee selection
April 25: Selected mentees are notified via email
April 28: Business Planning for Artists Workshop 11-4pm
May 3: Mentor/mentee meet and greet 6-8pm


Types of Disciplines
Works on paper, sculpture, painting, photography, new media, installation, ceramics, graphic design, spoken-word and musicians/sound artists are encouraged to apply.
For the Curator mentee we are seeking 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.

Program Expectations
MARNmentors serves artists actively in need of career support and arts networking and, selected artists are expected to meet with Mentors for a minimum of 2 hours per month. Mentors and mentees create a flexible schedule based on availability of both parties. Availability for workshops and business one-to-ones as well as networking events and occasionally to share work in progress with peers and participate in group critiques if decided by the team.
Milwaukee Artists Resource Network (MARN) embraces inclusivity, diversity and equality therefore strongly encourages and welcomes all emerging artists to apply to the MARNmentors program. We believe the arts are essential to leading a full and productive life and this affirms our support for making the arts available to all people.
MARN has reduced fees for MARNmentors in an effort to reduce barriers to application and participation. Please note: The program 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.

Creative Community
• Monthly mentor meetings to build meaningful relationships, networks and resources
• Work with your peers to creatively shape the mentorship according to your needs
• Gain exposure and expand your audience through MARN’s public programming

Exhibition Opportunities
• One group final exhibition in a dedicated gallery space
• MARN marketing support, including press releases, website announcement, social media, and mailings

Professional Development
• MARNmentors works with you to develop a customized professional development plan based on your vision and personal goals
• Free access to MARN’s educational workshops and business consultations
• One-on-one studio visit opportunities with prominent members of the greater arts community through MARNsalon.

Application information for MARNmentors

To email your application please send to:
jalexander@artsinmilwaukee.org with the subject line:
MARNmentors Curatorial
MARNmentors Visual Art
MARNmentors Music

Snail mail or drop off:
MARN
207 E. Buffalo Street Ste. 600
Milwaukee, WI 53202
DEADLINE: midnight April 18th, 2018
Mentee selection will ultimately be determined at MARN’s discretion.
 

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