Arts at Work: From Side Hustle to Profession - How to Build An Arts Career, and Support Yourself While You Do It

Fri, Mar 5, 2021, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

What does it mean to be a professional artist? How do you make decisions about which opportunities to take and which to leave aside? How do you set prices or know what your time is worth? 

This workshop offers hands-on approaches and tools for building a substantive and sustaining life in the visual, literary and live performing arts, from early career to sustained achievement. We’ll look at how to manage time and money, how to grow solid working relationships and how to bring the right resources to your work. 

Co-presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Center for Career Development.


Aaron LandsmanAaron Landsman

Aaron Landsman is a multi-disciplinary artist, teacher and organizer who works at the intersection of culture and social justice. He is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in Theater, a former Princeton Arts Fellow and a resident artist at Abrons Arts Center in New York. 

His work has been presented widely in the US, and abroad in Serbia, the UK, Australia and Norway. His book No One is Qualified: City Council Meeting’s Theater of Participation, co-authored with Mallory Catlett, will be published by The University of Iowa Press in 2022.  He is a co-founder of Strategic Planning Partners, and has taught professional skills and practice workshops to artists across the country since 2003. 


Beverly McIverBeverly McIver

Beverly McIver is an acclaimed visual artist whose work examines racial, gender, social identity, and occupational identity. McIver's work has been reviewed in The New York Times and named one of the “Top Ten in Painting” in Art in America in 2011. She is the subject of an HBO feature-film documentary, “Raising Renee". McIver’s work is in the permanent collections of the High Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the Mint Museum, and significant corporate and private collections.
McIver has received grants and awards including the Rome Prize, 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Anyone Can Fly Foundation,  Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship, and a Tiffany Foundation Award and a Creative Capital Award. She has held residencies at Yaddo, the Headlands Center for the Arts, Djerassi, and Penland School of Arts and Crafts. McIver received her MFA in painting from Penn State University, an honorary doctorate from North Carolina Central University, and is currently the Esbenshade Professor of the Practice of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University.

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