This is a class that examines practical applications of presentation, documentation, business skills, and career planning specific to studio art. It provides a foundation of practical information to assist art students in building a successful career. The class consists of lectures, discussions, readings, presentations, and demonstrations. We will cover artist resumes, artist statements, grants, artist residencies, and graduate school applications. We will discuss taxes for artists, working with galleries and museums, websites, and promoting and documenting your artwork. The class will spend a significant amount of time discussing types of art venues and the appropriate contexts for different types of work. We will also focus on building a practice in isolation, and resources available to artists surviving a pandemic or other emergency situation.
Our work will be conducted remotely using both Canvas and Zoom. I will offer alternative assignments and ways of participating if conditions or illness prevent students from accessing our synchronous meetings, which will allow students to earn comparable credit.
"ART/WORK: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career"
By Heather Darcy Bhandari & Jonathan Melber