Events & Workshops Fall 2018
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Spring 2019 TBA. Please check back later.
Past Events Fall 2018:
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.
POWER LUNCH CREATIVE CAREERS: PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE
Representatives from Penguin Random House will discuss opportunities at PRH for designers, illustrators, and more.
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.
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.
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.
NICKELODEON ANIMATION STUDIO RECRUITING PRESENTATION
Nickelodeon Animation Studios’ Ariel Goldberg will hold an informal talk on how to break into the Animation industry.
BUSINESS BASICS FOR ARTISTS & CREATIVES
PART 1: MANAGING FINANCES
Best practices for managing finances for your freelancing career or small business.
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.
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.
SPOTIFY RECRUITING INFORMATION SESSION
Recruiters and designers from Spotify will be on campus to discuss their recruiting process and opportunities for summer internships.
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.
NEGOTIATING SALARY AND RATES
An overview of best practices for negotiating salaries and freelance rates.
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.
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.
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.
ADVOCATING FOR YOURSELF (& OTHERS) IN THE ARTS TODAY, WITH ALEXIS CLEMENTS
Thursday, November 29, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
136 West 21st Street, 5th Floor, Room 508F (MFA DSI Auditorium)
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.
FULBRIGHT PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION
Friday, November 30, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
136 West 21st Street, Room 418F
The Fulbright U.S. Student program is open to U.S. citizens holding a Bachelor’s degree, and awards finalists with a fully-funded year abroad to complete a project of your own design while immersed in another country. Freshmen through Seniors, and alumni, are encouraged to consider this program and attend an info session.
APPLYING FOR ARTS OPPORTUNITIES: MONEY, SPACE, TIME
Thursday, December 6, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
133 West 21st Street, Room 101C
We will cover best practices for researching, assessing, and applying to a variety of arts opportunities, from grants and residencies to exhibitions and fellowships.