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CAA has added four new podcasts to its growing series of audio recordings devoted to professional-development topics for artists.

In “Artistic Budgeting,” Elaine Grogan Luttrull, a certified public accountant and the founding owner of Minerva Financial Arts, outlines five basics steps to help individual artists with managing their finances. She also provides a PDF of an example budget for reference as you listen to the podcast.

“The Artist as Administrator,” presented by Thomas Berding, associate professor of studio art at Michigan State University, explores various issues artists may consider when pondering and operating within administrative roles, including how administrative assignments can both borrow from and complement one’s studio activity.

Edwin Torres, associate director for the Rockefeller Foundation’s New York City Opportunities Fund, talks about “Innovations in Fundraising,” sharing fresh models that artists have developed to create new works.

Finally, the artist and professor Amy Broderick presents “The Importance of Mentorship and Advocacy,” a podcast on how mentoring and advocacy can enhance the career of professionals in the visual arts.

Evolving from the National Professional-Development Workshops and now produced in tandem with them, the podcast series is ongoing, with new audio added on a regular basis. While the initial focus is on artists, CAA hopes to develop podcasts for art historians, curators, nonprofit art professionals, and other constituencies in the future.



Audio Recordings from the 2012 Annual Conference

posted by Christopher Howard


The 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles boasted an incredibly diverse array of sessions. Audio recordings for eighty-three of the panels—including “Picturing Urban Space in Central Europe since 1839,” “Oleg Grabar’s Impact on the Practice and History of Art,” and the two-part “Mobile Art: The Aesthetics of Mobile Network Culture in Place Making”—are now available for sale.

A set of MP3 audio recordings from the Los Angeles conference is available for $199.95 as a DVD-ROM. Individual sessions, available only as downloads, are $24.95 each. Please visit Conference Media to view the list of sessions and to order.

The full range of art history is represented in sessions such as “Exceeding the Limits of Ancient Rome,” “Narrative in Gothic Art,” and “The Interconnected Tenth Century.” Several sessions focus on art and design in the conference city, including “Finish Fetish Sculpture from Los Angeles 1960s–70s: Conservation Dilemmas” and “Pacific Standard Time and Chicano Art: A New Los Angeles Art History.” Topics about contemporary art range from “Flagging: Aesthetic Tactics and Queer Signification” and “Momentum: Women/Art/Technology” to “Conceptual Art as Comedic Practice” and “Toward a Rock and Roll History of Contemporary Art.”

CAA also recorded two popular Centennial sessions: “Seeing Is Doing, Doing Is Teaching,” chaired by Michael Ned Holte, and “‘Reclaiming’ the Studio as a Site of Production,” led by Patty Wickman. Both curators and museum educators will be especially interested in “Live Forever: Performance Art in the Changing Museum Culture” and “‘Your Labels Make Me Feel Stupid’: Museum Labels as Art-Historical Practice.”

Whether you took part in, attended, or missed a particular conference session, these recordings are a must-have for your library, research, or teaching. Listen to them while walking across campus, while driving in your car or using public transportation, or while relaxing in your home.

In addition to the Los Angeles sessions, you can also purchase recordings from the past six conferences: New York (2011), Chicago (2010), Los Angeles (2009), Dallas–Fort Worth (2008), New York (2007), and Boston (2006). See CAA’s Conference Audio section or visit Conference Media for details.



Filed under: Annual Conference, Audio

Audio of the 2011 CAA Centennial Session on “Feminism,” chaired by Norma Broude of American University and Griselda Pollock of the University of Leeds, has been uploaded to the website of Documenta, the major international art exhibition that takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. The next one, Documenta 13, is scheduled for June 9–September 16, 2012, and its website has become a repository for news on preliminary events and happenings as well as a forum for discussing timely issues in the art world. Its artistic director, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, a panelist in the “Feminism” session, arranged to have the 2½-hour audio recording posted to the Documenta website, where it will be permanently archived and available to promote discussion among a worldwide array of visitors to that site.

The CAA session was organized as two panels: the first on “Attaining Full Equality: Women, Artists, Museums, and Markets,” moderated by Broude, and the second on “New Directions and International Perspectives in Feminist Art History,” led by Pollock. After four decades of feminist scholarship and political activism in the art world, and on the occasion of CAA’s centenary, the session brought together a cross-generational and international group of museum-affiliated curators, international art-fair and exhibition organizers, art-market experts, and art historians to share their perspectives on present accomplishments, institutional impediments, productive strategies, and future frontiers for feminism’s creative enterprise.




Today, CAA introduces a series of podcasts devoted to professional-development topics for artists. Evolving from the National Professional-Development Workshops for Artists and now produced in tandem with them, the series will continue throughout the year, with new audio to be added on a regular basis. While the initial focus is on artists, CAA hopes to develop podcasts for art historians, curators, nonprofit art professionals, and other constituencies in the future.

To download an MP3 file, please visit the Podcasts section and right click or control click on the podcast icon or title. To stream the audio, click the podcast icon or title; the audio will open in a new tab or window.

CAA is committed to assisting its members through a variety of means and at various stages in their careers. The podcasts join CAA’s other Career Services programs, which include workshops and mentoring sessions for artists and scholars at the Annual Conference, fellowships for graduate students, professional Standards and Guidelines, and the Online Career Center.




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