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Career Development has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for various majors and job search concerns. It is updated as often as possible. If you have a great resource you'd like to suggest be added, please email cd@sva.edu. This list is provided as a resource and is not an endorsement of the below organizations, websites or agencies.

Visit the Resources by Major page to see a comprehensive list of diverse resources for each major and industry at SVA. 

Coworking / Accelerators / Incubators


Coworking spaces are alternative collaborative work environments where productivity, networking and communal learning are priorities. Coworking spaces are common locations for independent professionals, telecommuters and freelancers to share one environment rather than work remotely in separate offices or places. Most coworking spaces offer open desk seating and dedicated desk membership options.

Con Artist




The Harlem Garage

New Work City


The Productive Studio

Projective Space

SVA GroundFloor Incubator 

We Work Labs NY

Wix Lounge

Bat Haus (Brooklyn)

Brooklyn Desks (Brooklyn)

Made in NY Media Center (Brooklyn)

The Yard (Brooklyn)



Con Artist

Coworking: How Freelancers Escape the Coffee Shop Office and Tales of Community from Independents Around the World, by Cohere LLC

General Assembly

In Good Company

Working in the UnOffice: A guide to Coworking for Indie Workers, Small Businesses and Nonprofits, by Genevive V. DeGuzman and Andrew I. Tang

The Yard  


Characterized by truncated three to four month entrepreneurial programs, accelerators offer financial support (generally between $18,000 and $25,000 per startup) and mentorship to startups in return for small amounts of capital. At the end of accelerator programs, start-ups ‘graduate’ and the accelerator takes single-digit chunks of equity in the externally developed business ideas.

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerators (ERA)                          

NYC Seed



Characterized by business assistance and mentorship programming, an incubator is designed to care for and promote startups and entrepreneurs bringing in an external management team to manage an idea developed internally that can gestate for an extended period. While some incubators do not take equity from startups, many take a larger amount [compared to accelerators] in exchange for exposure to their network, expertise and guidance. Now called MBA alternatives, incubators tend to shorten the time from innovation to impact offering startups the guidance, expertise and resources required to grow into scalable ventures.

Brooklyn Art Incubator

FDA Fashion Incubator

NYC Venture Fellows  

Staten Island Maker Space (Also a coworking space)

Creative Staffing & Recruiting Agencies

24 Seven: Opportunities in NYC, LA, SF, Chicago, London, in areas of Advertising, Design, Fashion, Creative Services, New Media

52 Limited: Opportunities in SF, Portland OR, Seattle WA in Art Direction, Advertising, Creative, Design, UX/UI, and Web Design

Aavis Resources: Opportunities in NYC in Clerical/Administration, Fine Arts and Photography related industries (Art Galleries, Museums, Auctions Houses, and Private Dealers)

Adecco: Worldwide Locations with opportunities in HTML, C-Programming, General Staffing

American Artists Reps: Opportunities in NYC in Illustration Representation – varied disciplines

Aquent, Inc: Worldwide Locations with opportunities in Advertising, Graphic Design,

Art Direction, Illustration, Multimedia, Web Design, 3-D Graphics, Photo Retouching

(Must have 2 years post-grad experience)

Artisan: NYC and multiple domestic locations including Chicago, DC, LA, and San Francisco

Animators, Designers, Photographers, Copywriters, Producers, Motion Graphic Artists, Information Architects, Illustration Artists, User Interface Designers, Account Managers, Retouchers, Producers

Atrium Staffing: NYC with opportunities in Clerical/Administrative, Advertising, Graphic Design, Production, Illustration, Web Design, Motion Graphics, Web Animation

Bond Creative Search: NYC and SF with opportunities in Fashion, Design, Advertising, Entertainment, Technology, Media

The Creative Group: NYC and nationwide. Advertising, Graphic Design, Illustration, Marketing, Motion Graphics, Production, Web Design, Web Animation

Creative Network Systems: NYC. Print, New Media, Broadcast, Editorial

Creative Search: NYC. Advertising, Graphic Design, Illustration, Production, Web Design

Held Lloyd: NYC. Advertising, Graphic Design, Interactive

Integr8staff: Los Angeles. Creative, Marketing, Interactive

Janou Pakter Associates: NYC, nationwide and international. Advertising, Design, Fashion, Creative Services, Interactive

Kay & Black: LA, SF, and Austin TX. Art Direction, Designers, Creative, Publishing

Koller Search Partners: LA and San Francisco. Executive Search for Advertising and Publishing

Lynne Palmer Inc: NYC. Communications, Design, General Administrative, Publishing, Media, New Media, Temporary Positions

Melanie Anderson Agency: Los Angeles.Advertising, Creative, Design, Fashion, UX/UI, Web Design

Paladin: NYC. Advertising, Graphic Design, Marketing & On-line Marketing, Interactive Animation, Web Design, Illustration, Production

The Professionals: NYC. New Media, Creative

Ribolow: NYC. Publishing, Graphic Design, Production

Richard Solomon: NYC. Illustration

Shannon Associates: NYC, LA, Orlando, Chicago, Minneapolis and London. Illustration, Photography

Solomon Page: NYC, NJ, CT, PA, NC, TN, San Diego, and London. Digital Media, Creative, Fashion, Publishing

Susan Friedman, Ltd: NYC. Advertising, Creative Directors (3 years experience minimum)

Syndicatebleu: NYC, LA and SF. Art Direction, Creative, Design, Illustration, Web Development, Game Development

Update Creative: NYC. Advertising, Entertainment, Fashion, Publishing, Interactive, Video

Vitamin Talent: NYC. Art Direction, Design, UI/UX, Web Design

Wert & Company: NYC. Design & Innovation

Yeh IDeology: NYC. Design, Interaction, UI/UX


Adecco USA

The Creative Group

Paladin Blog


Disabilities Resources

For more information and resources, visit SVA’s Disability Resources page.

AHRC New York City

Americans with Disabilities Act (U.S. government)

Career Expo for People with Disabilities


Disability Job Exchange  


HirePotential - Job training resources

ICD Institute for Career Development

Job Accommodation Network

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (NYC)

New York State Office of Employment for People with Developmental Disabilities

Office of Disability Employment Policy

USA Jobs  

YAI Institute for Disabilities

Exhibition Opportunities & Spaces



Art Deadlines List

The Art Guide

Art in New York City: Calls For Artists

CaFÉ (Call For Entry)

College Art Association (CAA): Opportunities

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA): Opportunities

EntryThingy For Artists: Digital call for entry

Brooklyn Arts Council: Calls for Artists & Opportunities


ABC No Rio

apex art

Art in General

Artists Space

BRICarts Media

Czech Center New York

Dia Art Foundation

The Drawing Center

DUMBO arts center

Fisher Landau Center

Jewish Community Center

Pioneer Works

Sculpture Center

Wave Hill


ABC No Rio

Alliance for the Arts

Americans for the Arts

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Arts & Business Council of New York

Art Matters

Art Production Fund

ArtTable, Inc.

Artists Talk on Art

BRICarts Media

Brooklyn Arts Council

Brooklyn Arts Council: Directory


CUE Foundation

Department of Cultural Affairs NYC

Dia Art Foundation

Fractured Atlas

Franklin Furnace Archive

FreeArts NYC

Harlem Arts Alliance

Humble Arts Foundation (photo)

Independent Curators International

Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Make a Better Place

NYC-Arts: Organizations

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

NY State Council on the Arts

No Longer Empty

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance

Printed Matter, Inc.

Putnam Arts Council

Queens Council on the Arts

Romare Bearden Foundation

Sacandaga Valley Arts Network

Scandinavia House

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts


Assets for Artists (national listings)

Brooklyn Arts Council


The Listings Project

NYFA Space Directory

SpaceFinder NYC



The Active Space (Bushwick, Brooklyn)

Artspace (Live/work spaces)

Brooklyn Art Space (Bushwick, Brooklyn)

Brooklyn Fireproof


The Gowanus Studio Space (Gowanus, Brooklyn)

The Invisible Dog Art Center (Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn)

NY Studio Factory (Bushwick, Brooklyn)  

Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program (DUMBO)




Art F City

Art In America Magazine


Blouin ArtInfo

Hyperallergic (reviews and articles)


American Society of Media Photographers  


Creative Freelancer Blog


The Freelancer’s Academy – Ed Gandia  

The Freelancer’s Union  

Getty Images

International Freelancer’s Academy trainings

LinkedIn ProFinder


17 Great Websites to Find Freelance Jobs

Grants, Fellowships & Residencies


Alliance of Artist Communities

The Foundation Center: Search online for a fee or for free in their library in NYC

Grantspace at The Foundation Center: resources and information for grantseekers

International Residency Search

Residency Unlimited


Aaron Siskind Foundation: Cash grants awarded every year to individual photographers

AICAD Post-MFA Teaching Fellowship: By nomination only, February 1 deadline

Art Matters: Invitation-only grant program based on recommendations by leading practitioners

The Awesome Foundation: $1,000 grants for artists for variety of projects

Bronx Council on the Arts: Funding and arts opportunities for residents of the Bronx

Brooklyn Arts Council: Funding and arts opportunities for residents of Brooklyn

The Field: providing strategic services to performing and media artists and companies

Fractured Atlas: Fiscal sponsorship, financial education, digital resources, health insurance  

Grants for Women: List of grants for artists and writers
La Maison des Auteurs Residency: For active professionals to finalize a graphic project, whether multimedia or animation film, individual or collective
Light Grey Art Lab: Illustration-oriented, calls for entry on an ongoing basis

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council: Funding and arts opportunities for residents of NYC

New York Artists Online: Resources including an online gallery, lists of opportunities, and more      

New York Foundation for the Arts: Fellowship Program, Fiscal sponsorship, other resources

New York State Council on the Humanities: Funding and arts opportunities for residents of NY State

Open Society Foundation: Annual awards to organizations and individuals who work toward social change

The Puffin Foundation: Offering grants to individual artists and organizations who might have difficulty securing funding due to the nature of their work or access to resources

Queens Council on the Arts: Funding and arts opportunities for residents of and artists working in Queens

Staten Island Arts: Funding and arts opportunities for residents of Staten Island


Baxter St / NY Camera Club: One-year photography residency in downtown Manhattan

Edward F. Albee Foundation: Summer residency in Long Island, NY

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program: Competitive studio residency in Manhattan

Eyebeam Residency, NYC: A socially-conscious nonprofit studio for collaborative experiments with technology

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP): Subsidized residency for international artists in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC): Studio space in temporarily donated spaces throughout Lower Manhattan and in center at Governors Island

NARS Foundation: Studio residency program in NYC

Pioneer Works Residency Program: Studio residency with emphasis on building community

Sharpe Walentas Studio Program: Competitive, free one-year studio residency in DUMBO, Brooklyn

Smack Mellon: Competitive, free one-year studio residency in DUMBO, Brooklyn

Spaceworks: Studio space in Gowanus, Brooklyn

The Studio Museum in Harlem: Extremely competitive residency for artists of African and Latino descent

Trestle Gallery Residency Program: in Bushwick, Brooklyn


Anderson Ranch: Snowmass Village, CO

The Bakery Photography Collective: Portland, ME

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity: Alberta, Canada

The Bellagio Center: Italy (Rockefeller Foundation

The Bogliasco Foundation: Genoa, Italy

Burren College of Art: Ireland

The Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Texas (highly competitive; $15K + studio)

Emmanuel College Artist Residency: Boston, MA

Genesee Centre for the Arts and Education Residency: Rochester, NY

Herhusid:  Iceland

Instituto Sacatar: Bahia, Brazil

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Boston

Kala Art Institute: Bay Area, San Francisco

Kansas City International Residency:  Kansas City, KC

Light Gray Art Lab: Iceland

Lightwork, at Syracuse University: Syracuse, NY

MacDowell Colony (highly competitive): Peterborough, NH

McColl Center for Visual Art: Charlotte, NC

The Millay Colony for the Arts: Austerlitz, NY

National Park Service Artist in Residence: Opportunities across United States

Nes Artist Residency: Iceland

Ox-Bow Artist/Writer Residency: Saugatuck, Michigan

Picture Berlin: Berlin, Germany

Ragdale: Lake Forest, Illinois

Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Residency: Jyväskylä, Finland

Rayko Photo Center: San Francisco, CA

Saltonstall Residencies & Retreat: Ithaca, NY

SIM Residency: Reykjavik, Iceland

Skaftall Arts Center: Iceland

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture: Skowhegan, Maine

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts: Amherst, VA

Women’s Studio Workshop: Rosendale, NY

Yaddo: Saratoga Spring, NY


AICAD Post-MFA Teaching Fellowship
Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. (for artists in time of emergency or need)
Connecticut State Artist Fellowship Program

Fulbright Open Study/Research Award

Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Award
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship

The Harpo Foundation Emerging Artist’s Residency Fellowship

Hemera Foundation Tending Space Fellowship for Artists
Kresge Artist Fellowships for Detroit Artists

Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University -- Hodder and Princeton Arts Fellowships

Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships

McKnight Arts Fellowship in Ceramics

Photography Research Fellowship, Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin

Richard Deibenkorn Teaching Fellowship at San Francisco Art Institute

Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship

Job Search

See major areas for more job search links.

Art Directors Club

Americans for the Arts job bank

Blouin Artinfo




Creative Hotlist

Designer Today




Internships.com (internships only)

The New York Times - Jobs





Craigslist - New York

New York Foundation for the Arts

Simply Hired








LGBTQ Resources


Arcus Foundation

Arts & Cultural Programs | The Center

California LGBT Arts Alliance

Fire Island Artist Residency 

Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Grants for Individuals - LGBT

Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

LGBT-Friendly Art Museums & Galleries | Art Scene Today

Queer Art Mentoriship

Visual AIDS


The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386 -  24/7 toll-free suicide hotline LGBT and questioning youth

Transgender Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (877) 565-8860 - Run by transgender volunteers to support the transgender community

New York City Anti-Violence Project: (212) 714-1141- Empowering LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities to end all forms of violence, and supporting survivors through counseling and advocacy


TransActive Gender Center: Provides support groups and education services for transgender and gender-diverse people aged 18-23


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): Legal organization committed to educating on, defending, and preserving rights and liberties in the United States

Human Rights Campaign: A national advocacy group

Immigration Equality: Legal support for LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants

National Black Justice Coalition: A civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people

National Center for Transgender Equality: National advocacy group with lists of rights, help with legal documents, and resource pages

National LGBTQ Task Force: Grassroots-style organization that teaches people how to become organizers and leaders

OutServe-SLDN: OutServe Legal Defense Network supports and advocates for LGBT veterans of the US armed forces, providing free legal assistance and services

Transgender Law Center: Legal resources to support and defend trans* rights

Transgender Law & Policy Institute: Non-profit dedicated to advocacy for the transgender community, with long list of legal resources and explanation of laws


Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality: Database of LGBT health professionals, searchable by location

Out and Equal: Supporting LGBT workplace equality and inclusion

Pride at Work: Uniting organized labor and LGBT communities

Rainbow Heights Club: Support and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender mental health consumers

Refuge: Gender-neutral and handicap-friendly restroom finder, searchable by location and GPS. Results are user-submitted and there is an iPhone app

Trans Health: Website providing resources, articles, lists of clinics, and more for trans* individuals

WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health): Promoting advocacy, education, research, and respect in transgender healthcare


Impact: Academic journal by the University of Minnesota focusing on range of disability and sexuality topics

Queerability: An LGBTQ and disability rights advocacy organization. Website contains recent articles and stories engaging these issues


PFLAG: The largest community of allies and families of LGBTQ persons in the US, PFLAG promotes education, advocacy, and support


Against Equality: Radical queer collective and archive dedicated to critiquing and re-imagining mainstream gay and lesbian politics

Asexuality Archive: Collection and archive of information dealing with a multitude of topics surrounding asexuality

Center for Black Equity: Advocating for and celebrating the Black LGBT community, this group has multiple chapters around the country and works to affect institutional change

National Black Justice Coalition: Civil rights organization to empower Black LGBT people through leadership training and public policy

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance: Building and supporting local LGBT AAPI organizations

Susan’s Place: Trans resources, news, and an online forum

Unity Coalition/Coalicion Unida: Organization for LGBTQ Latino/a and Hispanic community building and resources


The Struggle for Fairness for Transgender Workers: Stronger employment protections for transgender people make good social policy and business sense

QueerSVA: SVA’s student organization

Salary Negotiation & Research



The Creative Group's 2016 Salary Guide





15 Rules for Negotiating Salary, by Deepak Malhotra, Harvard Business Review

The Art of Negotiating Your First Salary, by Kristen Hamilton, Payscale.com

The Exact Words to Use When Negotiating Salary, by Rebecca Healy, U.S. News & World Report

How to Negotiate the Salary and Benefits You Deserve, by Lidia Dishman, Fast Company

Negotiating Salary 101: Tactics for Better Compensation, Women for Hire

Website & Online Portfolio Tools


Cargo Collective

Indexhibit (free)  



Other People’s Pixels


SVA Portfolios



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