Once again, gener8tor will offer its artist accelerator program to the Milwaukee visual arts community in 2021. Formerly known as Fellowship.art, gener8tor Art provides educational programming and networking to artists in Milwaukee and beyond. This free 12-week program is designed specifically for visual artists, helping them achieve greater visibility and success by providing the support and mentorship needed to navigate the art industry. Of the top accelerators in the US, gener8tor is the only one to offer grants and workshops. The four artists selected to participate in the 2021 gener8tor Art program will each receive a $15,000 budget grant.

A jury of art professionals will decide the application process, reserving three spots exclusively for Wisconsin artists while leaving the final open to artists from anywhere in the US. The application is currently open on gener8tor Art’s website and will close on March 27, 2021. 

In addition to the accelerator program, gener8tor Art will host a series of free virtual professional development workshops designed for artists. Topics include an artist statement workshop (in partnership with the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts), creating a budget for your art project, preparing for a virtual studio visit, and digital strategies for artists. All workshops and webinars are open to the public, register here

“I’m excited to help strengthen the art ecosystem in the Milwaukee area by providing both financial support and mentorship to artists,” said Maureen Ragalie, gener8tor Art director. “Our goal is to partner with artists to help them create sustainable art practices. By investing in individual artists, we not only help strengthen the creative economy, but we make a statement about the value of creativity in our communities.” 

Alumni from the gener8tor Art accelerator program include Ben Balcom, Brent Budsberg & Shana McCaw, Tyanna Buie, Sydney G. James, Le’Andra LeSeur, Dakota Mace, Open Kitchen, and Ariana Vaeth. In addition to working towards successful next steps in their art careers, all alumni artists are working on or have completed long-term projects as part of their experience with gener8tor Art. 

Learn more and apply by March 27 at gener8tor.com.

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