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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.