Take charge of your developing career with the Artist Resource Center (ARC). Experienced staff help you develop new skills, strategies, experiences and connections for a strong professional foundationwhile you're in school and after you graduate.
One-on-one sessions to clarify your goals, identify your skills and access concrete resources. Guidance on resume writing, cover letters, proposals and engaging in social media technologies.
ArtSource: arts-related employment listings, internships, grants, residencies, exhibitions, public art commissions, community opportunities and many additional resources.
Facebook: keep up with current projects and opportunities
Creative Futures: opportunities, courses, workshops, mentorships and more for artist-entrepreneurs
Kickstarter: see what others in the SMFA community are working on
ARC staff support and guide students in securing internships. These off-campus engagements help to connect your studio practice to professional, real-world applications with practical hands-on training and skill-building. Eligible students can opt to earn studio art credit. 2012 internships included opportunities with America's Test Kitchen, Christian Dior, Starn Studio and Jane Gillooly.
Professional Practice Courses
The ARC develops curriculum with practical nuts and bolts content relating to contemporary practices and entrepreneurship.
20112012 workshops incuded: How to Curate an Event, Making the Most of Your First Review Board, Developing a Project for Kickstarter, Goal Setting and Job Search, Finding Project Collaborators, Grantwriting 101, The Future's Out There: Next Steps Post-Graduation.