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.

Artist Talks: RAM Artist Fellowship Recipients 2018 – 2019
Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Learn how to best prepare your portfolio to match, and exceed, curators' expectations for exhibition proposals and fellowship submissions.

Learn more about the RAM Artist Fellowship process from those who have successfully applied and prepared their solo exhibitions. Each recipient will give a 20-minute artist talk in their gallery followed by an informal Q&A about the upcoming 2020 Fellowship Application. Recipients: Alex Mandli, Racine; Crystal Neubauer, Kenosha; Marilyn Propp, Kenosha; Amy Misurelli Sorensen, Kenosha.

Moderator: Liz Siercks, RAM Curatorial Assistant.

Six Key Points to Effective Self-Promotion

Wednesday, October 9, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

This session will equip you with the six essential skills required to move your career forward, evaluate progress, establish objectives, and determine the best possible route to achieve your career goals.

Speaker: Frank Juarez, artist, gallery owner, art educator, and community leader, Sheboygan, WI.



Southeastern Wisconsin Artist Resource Fair
and Krazines Zine Fest
Saturday, November 9
Free Drop-In Event: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn about the vital opportunities and resources available in the region for your creative career. Over 25 arts organizations will share information about funding opportunities, exhibitions, residencies, fellowships, networking, memberships, art classes, and studio rentals.

New this year, Krazines Zine Fest will showcase and sell work by independent artists and authors, offering zines, poetry chapbooks, comics, graphic fiction, and other small press publications. Interested in participating in the fest? Complete registration form.

Free headshots by Camela Langendorf, Varitay Studios also available.

Also available at RAM’s Wustum Museum
Photo Studio for Visual Artists.

Excellent photos are essential for artists who submit images online and for use in website portfolios. Studio rental is just $10/hour. To reserve and schedule a training, call Wustum at 262.636.9177.

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