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Get Mentored at the Annual Conference

posted by Lauren Stark — Jan 04, 2010

CAA is committed to supporting and advancing the careers of arts professionals. As a CAA member, you have access to a diverse range of mentors at Career Services during the 2010 Annual Conference in Chicago. All emerging, midcareer, and even advanced arts professionals can benefit from one-on-one discussions with dedicated mentors about career-management skills, artists’ portfolios, and professional strategies.

You can enroll in either the Artists’ Portfolio Review or Career Development Mentoring. These sessions are offered free of charge.

Artists’ Portfolio Review

The Artists’ Portfolio Review offers artist members the opportunity to have slides, digital images, or DVDs of their work reviewed by curators and critics in personal twenty-minute consultations at the 2010 Annual Conference. You may bring battery-powered laptops; wireless internet, however, is not available in the room. Sessions are filled by appointment only and are scheduled for Thursday, February 11, and Friday, February 12, 8:00 AM–NOON and 1:00–5:00 PM each day.

All applicants must be current CAA members. Participants are chosen by a lottery of applications received by the deadline; all applicants are notified by email. To apply, download, complete, and return the Career Development Enrollment Form or use the form in the 2010 Conference Information and Registration booklet, which was mailed in October. Please send the completed form to: Artists’ Portfolio Review, CAA, 275 Seventh Ave., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001; fax: 212-627-2381. Deadline: January 11, 2010.

Career Development Mentoring

Artists, art historians, art educators, and museum professionals at all stages of their careers may apply for one-on-one consultations with veterans in their fields at the 2010 Annual Conference. Career Development Mentoring offers a unique opportunity for participants to receive candid advice on how to conduct a thorough job search, present work, and prepare for interviews. Sessions are filled by appointment only and are scheduled for Thursday, February 11, and Friday, February 12, 8:00 AM–NOON and 1:00–5:00 PM each day.

All applicants must be current CAA members. Participants are chosen by a lottery of applications received by the deadline; all applicants are notified by email. To apply, download, complete, and return the Career Development Enrollment Form or use the form in the 2010 Conference Information and Registration booklet, which was mailed to you in October. Please send the completed form to: Career Development Mentoring, CAA, 275 Seventh Ave., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001; fax: 212-627-2381. Deadline: January 11, 2010.

Become a Mentor

CAA also seeks mentors for the Artists’ Portfolio Review and Career Development Mentoring at the 2010 Annual Conference. Participating as a mentor is an excellent way to serve the field while assisting the professional growth of the next generation of artists and scholars.