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Events & Workshops 2019-2020

Upcoming Events

Business Basics for Artists and Creatives - Part 1: Managing Finances, Friday, October 25, 3:00pm – 5:00pm  

Crowdfunding Lab Information Session, Monday, October 28, 4:00 – 5:00 pm 

Pixar Animation Recruiting Information Session, Wednesday, October 30, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Coffee & Questions with Career Development, Friday, November 1, 1:00pm – 2:00pm 

Spotify Recruiting Presentation, Thursday, November 7, 11:00am – 12:30 pm

Power Lunch Creative Careers: Reilly Brown, Friday, November 8, 1:00pm

Building a Website to Showcase Your Work with Wix, Wednesday, November 13, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Curated Connections: Networking 101, Thursday, November 14, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Business Basics - Part 2: Understanding Copyright and Contracts, Friday, November 15, 3:00pm – 5:00pm  

Internship-For-Credit Info Session, Friday, November 22, 1:00pm

Coffee & Questions with Career Development, Friday, December 6, 1:00pm – 2:00pm


For more information and to register for an event, visit www.svacd.eventbrite.com





Past Creative Career Conversations

ADVOCATING FOR YOURSELF (& OTHERS) IN THE ARTS TODAY,
WITH ALEXIS CLEMENTS

Join Brooklyn-based writer Alexis Clements for a talk centered around ideas of getting paid as artists and how to build a sustainable career through advocating for yourself and others.

 

POINT OF VIEW: A CONVERSATION WITH BLONDIE’S 
CHRIS STEIN & DEBBIE HARRY

Chris Stein (SVA Fine Arts '73), a founding member of the era defining band Blondie, and Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry discuss Stein’s new book of photographs Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene. Rob Roth, Blondie’s creative director, moderates. Stein will sign copies of his book following the discussion.

 

POWER LUNCH CREATIVE CAREERS: 
PHIL JIMENEZ, COMIC ARTIST & WRITER

Join Phil Jimenez, the comic artist for Wonder Woman, for a casual conversation about his work and career path including his collaborations on New X-Men and The Invisibles.

 

POWER LUNCH CREATIVE CAREERS:
RONALD WIMBERLY

Join designer, storyteller, artist Ronald Wimberly for a conversation about his work and career path and beginnings. Primarily working in design and narrative, Wimberly is also an accomplished cartoonist including works for DC/Vertigo, Nike, and Marvel, and more recently a cartoon essay “Lighten Up” for The Nib on Medium. His critically-acclaimed graphic novel Prince of Cats is being made into a live action film by Legendary Entertainment, starring Lakeith Stanfield.

 

SOCIAL PRACTICE & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: 
THE WASSAIC PROJECT

Founders of The Wassaic Project will discuss artist opportunities for exhibition, residency, community engagement and how to start your own arts organization.


Past Industry Recruiting Events

APPLE RECRUITING INFORMATION SESSION

Representatives from Apple, Inc. including recruiters and designers will visit SVA to give a presentation about their summer internship program in Cupertino, CA. summer internship program in Cupertino, CA. This event is only open to current SVA students. 

  

BLUE SKY RECRUITING INFO SESSION

Representatives from Blue Sky will present on how to apply for internships at their studio, what they look for in candidates, and how to best prepare your reel. Students will also hear from artists at the studio about their own career paths and roles at Blue Sky. Open only to SVA students, alumni, faculty and staff.

 

CAREER FAIR 

Get a head start on finding a great job or summer internship! SVA students are invited to meet with industry professionals, show portfolios and resumes, and discuss internship and career opportunities. Employers from a wide variety of fields will be on hand to discuss internships, jobs, freelance work and company culture. Open to current SVA students only. 

CARTOON NETWORK RECRUITING SESSION

Come join Cartoon Network Studios as they present an insight into their studios culture, animation pipeline, internships and other artistic opportunities. In addition, they will share portfolio tips and general advice for getting into the animation industry. Open to SVA students, alumni, faculty, and staff

 

CHRONICLE BOOKS RECRUITING INFORMATION SESSION

Join Amelia Mack, Lead Designer in the Children’s Division at Chronicle Books in San Francisco as she discusses job and internship opportunities as well as their year-long Design Fellowship.

 

NICKELODEON ANIMATION STUDIO RECRUITING PRESENTATION 

Nickelodeon Animation Studios’ Ariel Goldberg will hold an informal talk on how to break into the Animation industry.

 

POWER LUNCH CREATIVE CAREERS: PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE

Representatives from Penguin Random House will discuss opportunities at PRH for designers, illustrators, and more.

 

SPOTIFY RECRUITING INFORMATION SESSION

Recruiters and designers from Spotify will be on campus to discuss their recruiting process and opportunities for summer internships.

Past Workshops and Info Sessions

APPLYING FOR ARTS OPPORTUNITIES: MONEY, SPACE, TIME

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

 

BUILDING A WEBSITE TO SHOWCASE & SELL YOUR WORK

In this workshop, you'll learn how to easily create a website to showcase your creative skills and sell your best work. Bring your laptop for a hands-on session and start your site with Wix.com.

  

BUSINESS BASICS FOR ARTISTS & CREATIVES 

PART 1: MANAGING FINANCES

Best practices for managing finances for your freelancing career or small business.  

 

BUSINESS BASICS FOR ARTISTS & CREATIVES         

PART 2: UNDERSTANDING COPYRIGHT & CONTRACTS

The basics of copyright law and intellectual property will be presented to help creatives understand why maintaining one’s copyright to some work is important for career sustainability.

  

COLLEGE TEACHING JOB SEARCH

This workshop will prepare graduate students for the college-level (academic) teaching job search including tips for application materials and how to navigate the job market.

  

CROWDFUNDING LAB INFORMATION SESSION

If you are planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign for a project in early 2018, consider applying to SVA’s 2017-2018 Crowdfunding Lab. This information session will give you an overview of the application and selection process, as well as discuss how the lab will be structured with anticipated timelines and deadlines to get your project up and running.

  

FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM INFO SESSION

Learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, a fully-funded year-long grant to travel abroad and immerse yourself in another culture and country while working on an art or art history project of your own design. SVA's Fulbright Program Advisor, Patty Romeu and IIE/Fulbright Program Officer, Alexa Rowland will provide details on the grant program, eligibility and requirements, how to apply, and important tips on creating a strong application. 

  

FREELANCE BASICS

This workshop will provide an overview of the crucial elements of successful freelancing. Get a jumpstart on your first freelancing gig and learn how to define your services, negotiate fees and payment schedules, use your online presence to get the work you want, as well as gain tips for marketing and managing your business. Resources and general information will be shared that is relevant to all disciplines. Open to juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent alumni.

 

GET READY FOR THE CAREER FAIR 

Learn how to successfully prepare for and navigate the upcoming SVA 2019 Internship Fair on March 22! We will discuss the format of the day, what to expect, how to research companies in advance, what to bring with you, how to dress, and how to make the most of your time with employers. Open to SVA current students only.

  

INTERNSHIP-FOR-CREDIT INFORMATION SESSION

This overview will cover the application process, student enrollment criteria, responsibilities of students and employers, deadlines, and procedures for the spring semester. 

 

NEGOTIATING SALARY AND RATES

An overview of best practices for negotiating salaries and freelance rates.

 

RESUME BASICS 

This workshop will focus on resume basics for students who may have limited work experience when applying for internships. Come learn about resume essentials, how to summarize your skill set, what kind of non-work experience it could be useful to include and how to make a strong first impression on paper. If this will be your first career fair, this workshop is a must! Open to current SVA students only.

 

THE STUDIO VISIT: MAKING PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS

Studio visits are the most important way for artists to gain new opportunities and connections. Learn how to ask for studio visits, how to make the most of them, tips on best practices, and how to properly follow up.

 

TAX STRATEGIES FOR ARTISTS

Topics will include choice of business entity (corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship), worker classification (employee vs. independent contractor), tax filing requirements, tax deductions, expense deductions for home office and equipment purchases, IRS record keeping requirements, sales tax considerations relating to sales of art work and purchases of art supplies, so-called ‘hobby loss rules’ and deductions for retirement plan contributions.


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