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Once again, gener8tor will offer its artist accelerator program to the visual arts community in 2022. gener8tor Art will provide educational programming and networking to artists in Wisconsin and beyond. A jury of art professionals will select the four recipients who will each receive a $15,000 grant to be invested into their art practice and participation in the 2022 gener8tor Art program. Three positions will be reserved exclusively for Wisconsin artists, while one spot is open to artists from across the country. In addition to the four artists who are selected for the accelerator program, 50 artists will be selected to participate in a one-week Master Class with webinars focusing on professional development and selling artwork online. Applications are currently open on the gener8tor Art website until April 3, 2022.
gener8tor Art is a free, 12-week accelerator designed for visual artists to achieve greater visibility and success by providing the support and mentorship needed to navigate the art industry. gener8tor is the only top accelerator in the nation to offer grants and programming for artists.
gener8tor Art alumni have all taken successful next steps in their art careers, ranging from completing public art projects to increasing income from their art practice by 35%. Alumni from the gener8tor Art accelerator program include Ben Balcom, Phoenix Brown, Brent Budsberg & Shana McCaw, Tyanna Buie, Jessica Harvey, Sydney G. James, Le’Andra LeSeur, Dakota Mace, Open Kitchen, LaNia Sproles, Ariana Vaeth and Hope Wang.
In addition to the accelerator program and Master Class series, gener8tor Art will host a series of virtual info sessions and professional development workshops. Topics include an artist statement workshop and a webinar on grant application best practices. All workshops and info sessions are free and open to the public. You can register here for upcoming public programming.
“I’m excited to continue to provide both financial support and mentorship to artists in Wisconsin and beyond,” said Maureen Ragalie, gener8tor Art director. “Through gener8tor Art, we hope to strengthen the creative ecosystem in Wisconsin by investing in individual artists.
gener8tor Art is made possible through support from the American Family Institute for Corporate and Social Impact.
“We continue to be inspired and moved by the creative community in our efforts to close equity gaps nationwide,” said Nyra Jordan, Social Impact Director with the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact. “The opportunity to provide financial and social support to the gener8tor Art cohort is a privilege. Helping people achieve their professional dream is our passion at American Family.”
gener8tor’s turnkey platform for the creative economy connects startup founders, investors, corporations, universities, job seekers, musicians and artists. The gener8tor platform includes accelerators, upskilling, corporate programming and conferences with content on community growth, impact investing, diversity, equity and inclusion, and innovation across education, agriculture, insurance, healthcare, and more. Recently, gener8tor was named one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators. For more information, visit gener8tor.com.
gener8tor Art is a 12-week accelerator program for visual artists. The program helps artists achieve greater success by providing the support and mentorship needed to maintain a sustainable practice and navigate the industry. gener8tor.com/art
The American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact is a venture capital firm and partner of choice for exceptional entrepreneurs who are building scalable, sustainable businesses in a long-term effort to close equity gaps in America. The Institute invests in companies working to provide economic opportunity for all, to build resilient communities, to create healthy youth development and to increase learning and academic achievement. It is based in Madison, Wisconsin and can be found on social media @AmFamInstitute or on their website amfaminstitute.com.