Fine and visual artists create artwork to communicate ideas. Some visual artists work independently and some create art commissioned by others. Often a studio artist’s goal is to be self-supporting solely though his or her art, but this requires a certain level of success and renown. Many artists take on freelance work, are hired to work in another artist’s studio, or are employees of companies that produce visual materials (such as publishers and advertising agencies). Others create their art while supporting themselves by exploring arts education opportunities; or even through tangent or unrelated industries.

Things to Consider

Building on one’s talent and skill is critical, through practice, education, training, and review (by others). Developing a portfolio of one’s work is necessary, as is presenting one’s work to the public. Become involved with your surrounding community and develop and maintain professional contacts.

Adobe MAX 2020 Creativity Conference – 10/20-22

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Build skills in design, video, photography, illustration, UI, and UX. Improve your career and creative process. MAX is a free virtual event
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Design Brigade & Filmmaking Workshop w/ CCAM this week

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Two more great Creative Careers engagements coming up this week, in partnership with CCAM:

Design Brigade: Community as a Framework for Design
10/14 @ 7:00pm
Participants of the Design Brigade will come together to discuss the ten week summer program for …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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Travel Reimbursement Program for Yale Seniors

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In an effort to support students pursuing careers in the nonprofit, government and the arts sectors, OCS offers a travel reimbursement program to help offset costs associated with travel for interviews and/or auditions of Yale College Class of 2020 graduates. …

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Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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Common Good & Creative Careers Newsletter – Sign up now!

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If you are interested in getting alerts in your inbox on all things related to Common Good & Creative Careers, you can now sign up for a customized newsletter based on your specific industry interests within Common Good & Creative …

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Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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“Reflections on Research”: CLAIS+ESC Photo & Essay Prize

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The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies (CLAIS) and the European Studies Council (ESC) invite submissions for a new photo and essay contest on the theme, “Reflections on Research.” How have you, as young scholars, continued with your research? …

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