Professional Artist Development

Develop, strengthen, and cultivate your professional career

Sponsored by Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation

Designed to engage emerging and mid-career artists, the series will be led by experts in their related fields and utilize resources in the Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois region. Push your creative career to the top with business tips and tricks from respected art professionals. Learn to promote your work and develop a personal brand in how-to sessions designed to strengthen and sustain your career. Each program includes time for questions and answers and networking.

RAM's goal is to foster a group of candidates for the next Fellowship application and develop a Fellows mentorship program. The overall goal will be to keep artists in this region successful and contributing members of their communities.

All sessions are held at RAM's Wustum Museum, 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine unless noted.

Fees per session: $10 RAM Members, $15 Non-Members
Students - call 262.636.9177 to receive FREE admission

Register online or call 262.636.9177.

Panel Discussion: How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist

Monday, October 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: The Branch, 1501 Washington Avenue

Learn tips on maintaining a productive studio practice, handling important money matters, and furthering your art career.

Panel Members:
Jennie Gao, artist, creative director, and entrepreneur, Madison; Debra Brehmer, writer, art historian, and Gallery Director, Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee; Ryan Peter Miller, conceptual painter, Chicago, Illinois, assistant professor of art and the H.F. Johnson Gallery Director at Carthage College, Kenosha; Fred Stonehouse, artist and associate professor of painting and drawing, University of Wisconsin.

Moderator: Lisa Bigalke, RAM Artist Fellowship recipient, artist, and co-founder, Rudbeckia Press, Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Southeastern Wisconsin Artist Resource Fair

Saturday, November 3
FREE Drop-in Event:  10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Explore this unique event designed to help your creative career flourish. Learn about the vital opportunities and resources available for you no matter the stage in your creative career. Over 25 arts organizations–– including 16th St. Studios, Gallery on 16th, Artists Gallery, ArtRoot, Black-Eyed Press, Carthage College- HF Johnson Gallery, Chiodo Designs-Artist Branding, Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA), Fab Lab Gateway, Family Power Music, Get Behind the Arts Studio Tour, Lake Geneva Arts Foundation, Racine Art Guild, Racine Art Museum/Wustum, Racine Art Council- Melissa Guzman, Spectrum School of the Arts & Gallery, UW-Parkside, Visioning a Greater Racine, Vital Art Project, and Wisconsin Visual Artists––will share information about funding opportunities, exhibitions, residencies, fellowships, networking, memberships, art classes, and studio rentals. Also, a great resource for art enthusiasts.

Use Creativity to Make a Living as an Artist

Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Racine native, artist, curator and gallery director, Kendra’s creative life infuses nearly everything she does. Hear how she stays creative while making a living as an artist.

Speaker: Kendra Bulgrin, gallery director and co-founder, James May Gallery, Algoma, Wisconsin.