College of the Arts presents Art Without Limits Career Week and Conference

The College of the Arts will present its 4th annual Art Without Limits Career Week and Conference January 29 – February 5, 2021. This year's theme is "The Power of the Plan," and includes discussions on first jobs in the arts, collaboration, arts for a purpose, graduate school, equity and social justice in the arts, marketing yourself, and more. The week will begin with the Fashion Tech Hackathon on Friday, January 29 and continue throughout the next week with daily discussions, finally culminating with the 4th Annual Art Without Limits Career Conference on Friday, February 5. School of Theatre and Dance alumna Colleen Longshaw Jackson, Director of Community Partnerships and Programming at the Cleveland Play House, is the featured keynote speaker. T

All career week events, including the Feb. 5 conference, will take place virtually and admission is free.

For more information and to register for the conference, visit the link below.

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Art Without Limits Career Week Schedule

FASHION TECH HACKATHON: CONNECTED

Friday, January 29 – Sunday, January 31

2020 Tech Hackathon

 

 

 

This FREE virtual event brings together university students from a wide variety of places and backgrounds and is a breeding ground for collaboration. This year you have a fantastic opportunity to work with industry professionals and leaders that will provide support in a myriad of ways. Partners are: The Burton D.Morgan Foundation, TechStyleLAB, KSU Fashion School, Major League Hacking, LaunchNET, Design Innovation Hub, and Marty Erbaugh I-Cubed Lab. Sponsors are: CLO3D, ZSK Embroidery, Enventys Partners, Devpost, and Tiny Circuits.


VIRTUAL FIRESIDE CHAT #1: "MY FIRST JOB IN THE ARTS (OR AFTER GRADUATION)"

Monday, February 1, 2021

Career is a journey, and that first job is often one that builds and guides us in ways we can see in hindsight. Come chat, share your journey, and gain insight on how a growth-mindset, skills, networking, and openness to opportunities builds one's career journey.  

Session 1: 12:00 p.m.

Session 2: 4:00 p.m.


VIRTUAL FIRESIDE CHAT #2: "IT TAKES TWO: HOW COLLABORATION IN THE ARTS CREATES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES"

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Creative collaborations create careers.  Come chat, share your collaborations, and discover small and large ways you can make  and sustain creative collaborations.

Session: 4:00 p.m. 


VIRTUAL FIRESIDE CHAT # 3: "THREE THINGS I WISH I HAD KNOWN WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE (ABOUT MY CREATIVE CAREER FIELD)"

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Every career has surprises, and change happens.  Come chat and share and learn experiences, advice, and wisdom that can support you now or in your future creative career.  Open to all; informal conversation.   

Session: 4:00 p.m.


VIRTUAL FIRESIDE CHAT #4: "ARTS FOR A PURPOSE: MUSIC AND ART THERAPY CAREERS"

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Creative arts change lives.  Come chat and hear how music and art therapy careers can lead to a deeper purpose of using your creative talents to support healing and wellness.      

Session 1: 12:00 p.m.

Session 2: 4:00 p.m.


“ART WITHOUT LIMITS” CAREER CONFERENCE

 Friday, February 5, 2021

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.: Welcome by Dean John Crawford-Spinelli, Ed.D. and Keynote Speech by Colleen Longshaw Jackson

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Panel Session #1

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.: Panel Session #2

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Informal Networking Session

CONFERENCE PANEL SESSIONS OPTIONS

PANEL SESSION 1: “GRADUATE SCHOOL: WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT FACTORS TO CONSIDER?”

Whether Covid-19’s impact on the economy is nudging you to consider graduate school, or you have always known you wanted to earn your graduate degree, you have questions.  Come get those questions answered and gain insights, advice and guidance on choosing graduate programs, and how to be a strong candidate.   

PANEL SESSION 2: “EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE ARTS”

All aspects of the arts – music, theatre, dance, art, fashion, and design -- are challenged to practice and advocate for greater social justice and equity.  Come share and learn ways you are making the world a better place through your creative talents.  

PANEL SESSION 3: “THE POWER OF PLAN B: FINDING YOUR PURPOSE AND PASSION”

Worried about how your "Plan A" career will happen?  There is power in your “Plan B.”  Careers in the arts are not straight lines, and serendipity and openness to new opportunities brings ways to create and connect with one's purpose and passion.  Come learn and share how your Plan B can lead you to where you need to be.

PANEL SESSION 4: “MARKETING YOUR WORK AND YOURSELF, VIRTUALLY & IN-PERSON”

Freelancing or side-gigs as a creative requires being able to sell your work and talents, and who you are as an artist  to others. Come learn tips and practical solutions that can lead to additional, and possibly more sustainable income for your career.  

PANEL SESSION 5: “RELOCATING AND TRANSITIONING TO A NEW LOCATION”

Are you looking to start or move your career to a new location, larger city, or another country?  Where do you start, what do you need to do and know, and how do you make that leap as a brand new college graduate or seasoned alumni?   


More Information

For more information, visit https://www.kent.edu/artscollege/art-without-limits-career-conference 

POSTED: Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 6:53pm
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