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.

Pro Fellow – 12 Creative Arts Residencies

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If you are a creative artist hoping to dedicate some time to your craft, these fellowships are for you! They take place all over world, including many locations in the United States, Italy, and France. There are opportunities for every …

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Customize the New OCS Weekly Newsletter

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The Yale OCS Weekly Newsletter can now be customized to your interest areas including upcoming events, sample jobs, and helpful articles/blogs. OCS strongly recommends that everyone take the 2 minutes to update their preferences to ensure you are getting the …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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Create a Target Employer List (Job Search Road Map)

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Your target employer list is a critical element of your job search plan. Having a target list provides a road map as you begin your employer research and outreach efforts. An employer target list can start with industry (e.g., Healthcare), …

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David Halek Director of Employer Relations David Halek
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2021 Virtual Common Good & Creative Careers Networking Event

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Seeking opportunities with a nonprofit organization, within the government sector, or within the creative careers indsutries? Join Yale’s Office of Career Strategy on March 19, 2021, from 2pm-4pm to meet with employers from across these CGCC areas.

Yale’s Common Good …

By Stephanie Waite
Stephanie Waite Senior Associate Director Stephanie Waite
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Careers in the Arts: Who Stays and Who Leaves

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Research by the National Endowment for the Arts, Americans for the Arts, and others confirms the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts and culture sector—since mid-March 2020, the pandemic has (at least temporarily) cost the U.S. arts …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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