Building an Artist's Life

poster for career development's Building an Artist's Life workshop

Building an Artist’s Life is CCA’s series of programs that explores the multifaceted lives of practicing artists, writers, designers, and creative entrepreneurs.

The program 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.

Career Development events and workshops are open to all current students and alumni.

Join us 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.

Bookmark the Career Development events schedule to stay up to date on upcoming events.

Past Speakers & Workshop Leaders

Christina Empedocles (MFA 2008) |Smartly 

Bob Pimm | California Lawyers for the Arts 

Lorena Siminovich | petit collage

Brooke Johnson (Graphic Design 2003) | Chronicle Books

Meg Mateo Ilasco

Lisa Congdon

Laurie Briggs | RedBubble

Aaron Harbour & Jackie Im (Curatorial Practice 2010) | Et al.

Rachel Gant (Industrial Design 2012) & Andrew Deming (MBA Design Strategy 2012) | Yield Design

Patricia Maloney | Art Practical, Daily Serving,  Bad at Sports

Andrew McClintock | SFAQ, Ever Gold Gallery

Learn about past Building an Artist’s Life programs: