Since our founding in 2002, MARN has remained focused on supporting our diverse creative communities. We’re dedicated to providing artists from all social and economic backgrounds with the resources needed to cultivate a local, sustainable, art practice with the capacity to engage national and international markets.
MARN’s goal is to build a community of focused, equipped and creative workers, prepared for the challenges they will face and the skills necessary to meet those challenges.
How We’ll Get There
The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network strengthens the capacities of our members including artists, other arts workers and arts participants engaging communities and markets within and beyond the Milwaukee region. The network, as a non-profit, enhances the value of the arts and arts workers of a broad range of cultures in the region. Through an inspiring and engaging cultural hub, networking opportunities and strategic alliances, the network connects arts workers at many levels of market development with resources and support for increased visibility and marketability.
What We’ll Become
The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network grows as a regional leader contributing to the growth of a vibrant arts market and the creative industries sector based in Milwaukee supporting market access of artists and arts workers utilizing our infrastructure and strategic alliances with other sectors.
MARN’s Values – Code of Ethics
How We Operate
MARN is committed to behaviors needed to be a catalyst for diversity, equity and inclusion.
MARN and a regional arts market. MARN is also committed to harnessing the broad range of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and cultures represented among us in order to be our best and to drive creative, strategic and thoughtful decision-making.
- Membership Driven
- Growth and Goal Oriented
- Continuous Improvement (Both Corporately and Individually
- Integrity, Respect, Diversity, Inclusion, and Excellence
- Evolving and Strong Criteria and Evaluation Practice
- Self-consciousness of Values in All Actions
Our Rules of Engagement
- Engaging with curiosity and honesty
- Practicing patience and respect
- Listening and seeking to understanding each other
- Expressing empathy
- Investing in our own diversity, equity, and inclusion journeys