Building an Artist's Life: Creating a Multifaceted Arts Career

Presented by Career Development, The Center for Art and Public Life, and the Alumni Association
October 11–12, 2013
Oakland Campus

Free and open to current CCA students and alumni only
Events are scheduled to take place in Nahl Hall and the Martinez patio -- see the Building an Artist's Life info page for the agenda.

Contact: or 415.703.9596

Join Career Development in exploring the lives of practicing artists who have transformed ideas into action, artistry into profession.

Come get inspired, network, and gain new tools to translate your creativity into a fulfilling, multidimensional career.

Building an Artist’s Life: Creating a Multifaceted Arts Careeris a two-day event that takes place on CCA's Oakland campus. The event will address what it means to be a working arts professional, focusing on career options and essential skills.

Registration & RSVP

Part symposium, part workshop, and part networking opportunity, the program’s structure mirrors the hybrid identity of many creatives today: artist-professor-curators, designer-architects, and curator-writer-gallerists.

Building an Artist’s Life centers on how to make a living in the industry, featuring a varied selection of panelists who will discuss their own histories and unconventional paths.

Programming will also include workshops with industry professionals that address practical issues related to arts entrepreneurship, self-publishing, art marketing, and identifying transferable skills.

Complete Schedule

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Speakers & Workshop Leaders

The speaker list is subject to change. Please visit the Building an Artist's Life info page for the most current list of speakers and workshop leaders.

Meet representatives from The Bold Italic, Red Bubble, and Covered CA, and more!