Milwaukee Artist Resource Network
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MARN launches new membership structure to increase value and improve experiences

MARN’s new membership structure is poised to amplify Milwaukee’s creative economy through our Fiscal Receivership & Micro-Fellowship programs.

By - Jun 10th, 2016 12:10 pm

MILWAUKEE… The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) has adopted a new membership structure that increases everyday value to members, improves online experiences for creatives, creative businesses and art patrons alike, and streamlines both new and current services.

“Members spoke, and we listened,” says Pamela Anderson, president of MARN. “The new benefits are a direct response to member requests for new and expanded MARN resources as well as extensive market research.”

In fall 2015, MARN evaluated member needs and satisfaction with the old membership structure and benefits. Results of the research consistently indicated that members wanted to see more exclusive creative opportunities and easy access to resources, funding and marketplaces.

MARN responded by streamlining the flow of information on our website regarding members, membership, programs, opportunities and resources. These updates not only help creatives find the resources they need, but also help art patrons and creative businesses connect with emerging and established MARN members who provide a plethora of self-defined creative services.

MARN’s new membership structure is poised to amplify Milwaukee’s creative economy through our Fiscal Receivership & Micro-Fellowship programs. Fiscal Receiverships help creatives promote projects and receive grants and tax-deductible contributions that are normally available only to non-profit organizations, whereas Micro-Fellowships act similarly to Kickstarter fundraising with a few key differences.

MARN is also excited to partner with numerous local businesses including Infrastructure Canvas, Prime Digital Media, Valentine Coffee Company and Bodyworks Massage Brookfield to revive our Membership Discount program. The discount program provides deep discounts on supplies and lifestyle activities that creatives require every day.

The membership benefits and dues change will come into effect as of June 10, 2016. All current members can upgrade to receive additional benefits and services. Find more information on MARN’s new membership structure, applicable benefits and information to update membership here.

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