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Receive Career Advice in CAA’s Conference Mentoring Program

posted by Lauren Stark — Sep 22, 2010

As a CAA member, you have special access to a diverse range of mentors at Career Services during the 2011 Annual Conference in New York. All emerging, midcareer, and even advanced arts professionals can benefit from one-on-one discussions with dedicated mentors about the presentation of your artwork in digital and physical portfolios, career-management skills, and professional strategies for seeking a job in academia and the art world.

You may enroll in either the Artists’ Portfolio Review or Career Development Mentoring—please choose one. Both sessions are offered free of charge, and conference registration, while encouraged, is not necessary to participate.

Artists’ Portfolio Review

The Artists’ Portfolio Review offers CAA members the opportunity to have digital images or DVDs of their work reviewed by curators and critics in personal twenty-minute consultations. 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 10, and Friday, February 11, 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 and complete the Artists’ Portfolio Review Enrollment Form, or fill out the form in the 2011 Conference Information and Registration booklet, which will be mailed to CAA members in mid-October. Send the completed form by email to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs; by fax to 212-627-2381; or by mail to: Artists’ Portfolio Review, CAA, 275 Seventh Ave., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Deadline: January 7, 2011.

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. In personal twenty-minute sessions, Career Development Mentoring offers a unique opportunity for participants to receive candid advice on how to conduct a thorough job search, present work (cover letters, CVs, digital images, etc.), 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 and complete the Career Development Enrollment Form, or fill out the form in the 2011 Conference Information and Registration booklet, which will be mailed to CAA members in mid-October. Send the completed form by email to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs; by fax to 212-627-2381; or by mail to: Career Development Mentoring, CAA, 275 Seventh Ave., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Deadline: January 7, 2011.

Image: Career Development Mentoring at the 2008 Annual Conference in Dallas–Fort Worth (photograph by Teresa Rafidi)