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Events & Workshops - Spring 2017 

 

SVA Career Development hosts programs and workshops each semester. These programs are designed to support students and alumni in their professional development and provide opportunities to network and interview with recruiters and other industry professionals

To register for these events, please visit www.svacd.eventbrite.com!

SPRING 2017 EVENTS

 

THE STUDIO VISIT: MAKING PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS

Tuesday, February 7, 2:00PM

Whether you’re hosting a curator or colleague in your studio or taking small works to them, this is called a studio visit. This workshop will help you understand how to ask for studio visits, how to make the most of them, tips and best practices, and how to properly follow up.

 

BUSINESS BASICS: UNDERSTANDING COPYRIGHT & CONTRACTS

Wednesday, February 8, 6:15PM

The basic principles of copyright law and intellectual property will be presented from the creator’s perspective to help artists understand why maintaining one’s copyright is important to long-term sustainability. Royalties and licensing fees will be discussed, and sample basic agreements will be provided as examples.

 

CROWDFUNDING LAB

Fridays through Feb - March. Deadline to apply is January 31st!

This five-session workshop is intended to support a range of creative crowdfunding projects by sharing best practices for preparing, launching and completing a crowdfunding campaign during the Spring 2017 semester. Must apply by Jan. 31st and be accepted. 

 

BLUE SKY STUDIOS COMPANY PRESENTATION

Thursday, February 16, 3:30PM

This comprehensive workshop will cover all the basics an emerging artist needs to know: creating your artist CV, applying to arts opportunities, creating a professional website, organizing your outreach plan and more.

 

CROWDFUNDING BASICS

Wednesday, February 22, 6:15PM

This workshop is for anyone considering launching a crowdfunding campaign in 2017.  Topics include an overview of the various platforms, types of projects that do well, how to set a realistic funding goal and prepare a strong campaign, and more.

 

TAX STRATEGIES FOR ARTISTS

Thursday, February 23, 6:00PM

CPA and attorney Michael Goldberg will present valuable information on how artists and designers can approach their taxes in order to take advantage of the opportunities available for freelancers and creatives. 

 

WARNER MUSIC INTERNSHIP INFO SESSION

Friday, February 24, 11:00AM

Join us to learn more about Warner Music Group’s internship program and the internships available in various departments such as Creative, A&R, Marketing, Publicity, Studio Services, Sales, and Design. Following the info session, there will be internship interviews from 1:00-3:00PM, on a first-come-first-served basis; students can sign up on site beginning at 1:00PM.

 

GET READY FOR THE CAREER FAIR

Tuesday, February 28, 1:00PM

This session will help students best prepare for and know what to expect from the upcoming SVA Career Fair. Open only to Juniors and Seniors at SVA. 

 

APPLE RECRUITING INFORMATION SESSION 

Wednesday, March 1, 10:00AM

Representatives from Apple will provide an overview of working there and discuss opportunities for summer 2017.

 

APPLYING FOR ARTS OPPORTUNITIES: PUTTING TOGETHER A KILLER APPLICATION

Wednesday, March 1, 12:30PM

We will cover best practices for researching, assessing, and applying for a variety of arts opportunities, from grants and residencies to calls for entry and fellowships. 

 

GET READY FOR THE CAREER FAIR

Thursday, March 16, 3:30PM

This session will help students best prepare for and know what to expect from the upcoming SVA Career Fair. Open only to Juniors and Seniors at SVA.

 

SVA CAREER FAIR (JUNIORS, SENIORS, GRAD STUDENTS, & CLASS OF 2016 ONLY)

Friday, March 24, 1:00 - 4:00PM

The annual SVA Career Fair is a chance for students to connec with recruiters seeking to fill full-time, part-time, freelance, and internship roles. Attend one of our "Get Ready for the Fair" workshops this spring to help you prepare. The Career Fair is open only to SVA Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students, and alumni from the class of 2016.

 

ARTIST-PARENT OR PARENT-ARTIST: ON IDENTITY AND PRAXIS PANEL DISCUSSION WITH PHOTOGRAPHERS SCOTT ALARIO, LEAH BEDROSIAN PETERSON, & QIANA MESTRICH 

Thursday, April 6, 7:00PM

Artists Scott Alario, Qiana Mestrich, and Leah Bedrosian Peterson, along with moderator and artist Anna Ogier-Bloomer, will discuss the challenges faced by artist-parents, methods for increasing inclusion and awareness of issues, and ways in which parenthood has impacted each panelist’s practice. Co-hosted by SVA Career Development and MPS Digital Photography. Free and open to the public. 

 

FREELANCING BASICS

Friday, April 7, 1:00PM

This workshop will provide an overview of the crucial elements of successful freelancing. 

 

INTERNSHIP-FOR-CREDIT INFORMATION SESSION

Tuesday, April 11, 1:00PM

Students interested in a summer internship for credit should attend this session, covering requirements of the program, the online application system, CareerLink, and important deadlines and procedures. 

 

INTERNSHIP-FOR-CREDIT INFORMATION SESSION

Friday, April 14, 1:00PM

Students interested in a summer internship for credit should attend this session, covering requirements of the program, the online application system, CareerLink, and important deadlines and procedures. 

 

FULBRIGHT INFORMATION SESSION

Thursday, April 20, 11:00AM

Fulbright U.S. Student Program representative, Lora Seery, will present an overview of the program, its requirements, how to apply, and some important tips on creating a strong application. Former Fulbright Scholar and current SVA faculty Steve DeFrank will present on his experience with Fulbright -- an important opportunity to hear from an artist who has gone through the entire Fulbright process. 

 

RESUME AND COVER LETTER SKILLS FOR CARTOONING AND ILLUSTRATION MAJORS

Date and Time TBA

This workshop will cover the basics of writing a clear, strong resume and cover letter for applying to internships and jobs. This event is open to current SVA students in BFA Cartooning and Illustration departments. 

 

 

Date and Time TBA

This comprehensive workshop will cover all the basics an emerging artist needs to know: creating your artist CV, applying to arts opportunities, creating a professional website, organizing your outreach plan and more.

 

JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Date and Time TBA

Find out how to create a successful job search strategy in the U.S. as an international student. Co-hosted by Career Development and the International Student Office. 

 

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