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Creative Alliance Milwaukee Update

September 22, 2011



We're streamlining our operations to better serve our creative community. We are discontinuing the administrative assistant position and have created a new consolidated position, Communications and Operations Manager.  This new role combines all communication functions and day to day office operations of the Creative Alliance. Interested?  The deadline for applications is Monday.  Find more details (and jobs!) under Featured Gigs.


Be sure to mark your calendars for our Hub Live event, just two weeks away!  Come early to meet and learn more about MiKE, the new design + technology innovation project in Milwaukee! Follow the links below for more information about this exciting initiative. 


And while we're on the subject, if you have an initiative involving arts organizations, artists and designers working with a variety of partners who together are committed to increasing the vibrancy of their communities, you may be interested in ArtPlace's Invitation for Letter of Inquiry


Whether it's reading, technology or photography, the variety of upcoming event offerings are sure to peak your interest.   Happy exploring!  


The Creative Alliance Team 

Save the Date!
Hub Live: Celebrating Milwaukee Creatives  

October 6, 6:00 - 10:00p.m.

The Shops of Grant Avenue

Hosted by ART Milwaukee

Hub Live Teaser 

Back by popular demand, we're rolling out our traveling Creativity Booth! 


Come visit us

as we


ART Milwaukee's first birthday and tell us what makes you a Milwaukee creative!


More details to come... 

We are excited to partner with the Greater Milwaukee Committee's MiKE Initiative.   MiKE


MiKE will serve as a hub for design, technology and innovation companies and allow The Greater Milwaukee Committee to align the region's assets in advanced manufacturing with globally innovative companies and serve as a creative source for rapid innovation and local talent to compete on the world stage.


Join us before the Hub Live event on October 6 to learn more about MiKE, the new design + technology innovation project in Milwaukee!  An information and discussion session will begin at 4:00PM in the VETransfer space in the Grand Avenue Mall. Learn More >

The Rep Kicks Off Big Read Milwaukee

BigRead - Mockingbird

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and bring the transformative power of literature into the lives of its citizens. The Big Read in Milwaukee will focus on Harper Lee's American classic To Kill a Mockingbird.


Big Read events begin on Monday September 26th with the Big Read Kick-off, featuring Milwauk ee Mayor Tom Barrett and will continue up to the February 3rd opening performance of To Kill A Mockingbird and through the four week run of the production.


The events include: dramatic readings, book discussions, movie screenings, panel discussions, a keynote address, an art contest and The Rep's production of To Kill a Mockingbird. Our collaborative efforts focus on youth (middle school and high school ages) and lapsed or reluctant adult readers. We will also reach out to corporations and the general public, encouraging a true city-wide reading of To Kill a Mockingbird.  We aim to encourage reading and add to the awareness and appreciation of literacy in our community, as well as to provide a platform for discussion about the themes of the novel that remain relevant in our society today.  

Learn More >  

Analog Photo Seminar

Sunday, October 9


Cardinal Stritch Analog Photo Seminar


Even though digital is the main word in photography nowadays, there are still a number of photographers who see value in the traditional analog practices of photography, particularly in large-format photography.


Each photographer will give a 30-40 minute presentation of their work, followed by a short Q&A session. The afternoon will be spent with each photographer giving a hands-on demonstration of their working methods."


This seminar will feature presentations and demos by WI film-based fine-art photographers. Nick Olson, Dr. Yong-ran Zhu and Mark Brautigam will present on their experiences in large-format photography. 

Learn More >

Invitation for Letter of Inquiry 


ArtPlace believes that art, culture and creativity expressed powerfully through place can create vibrant communities, thus increasing the desire and the economic opportunity for people to thrive in place. It is all about the local.


As of September 15, 2011, ArtPlace invites Letters of Inquiry from initiatives involving arts organizations, artists and designers working in partnership with local and national partners to produce a transformative impact on community vibrancy.


If you wish to apply, please review the guidelines in full and complete the Letter of Inquiry below. All requests must be submitted by November 15, 2011.   Learn More >
In This Issue
Save the Date: October 6th Hub
Meet MiKE
The Rep Kicks Off Big Read
Analog Photo Seminar
ArtPlace Invitation for Letter of
Featured Member Events
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Featured Events
Das Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 24

The traditional two week celebration will be condensed into one amazing day, one block party, and one celebration.

Learn More >

UWM School of Continuing Education: Mobile Courses 

Thursday Sep. 29th

Mobile Apps Marketing: Reaching Your Customers Wherever & Whenever  Learn More >


Friday Oct. 28

Website Design for Mobile Devices  Learn More >  

MARN Workshops


Fundraising II 



Presented by Sara Daleiden   

$50 non-members/$40 members


Career Planning 



Presented by Melissa Musante

$40 non-members/$30 members


Drawing from Life 



Facilitated by Sue Lawton: $10 non-members/$8.00 members each session


Reservations encouraged: Simply send us an e-mail to

educators@  Indicate the workshop(s) you're reserving for, include your name, email, and contact phone # and then pay us via paypal to  


OR write us a note with the same info and send a check made out to: MARN to 5407 W. Vliet St.  Milwaukee 53208.  

Featured Gig Postings


Communications and
Operations Manager




Development Intern


MSOL Director


Pre-Press Production


Account Manager


Interactive Technology  


Manager, Marketing


Manager, Business


Social Media Specialist


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