Studio departments at KCAI serve a vital role in students’ professional development by providing technical, professional and conceptual information that is specific to each discipline. The AACS augments the curriculum by bringing artists and other arts professionals to campus through the Professional Practice program.
Through the Professional Practic program, the AACS presents skill-building workshops, hosts alumni speakers, conducts one-on-one career advising and introduces students to professionals in areas of finance, business development, education, museum management, art criticism and public art. For more information about the Professional Practice program, contact Calder Kamin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentations are held Thursdays from noon to 12:55 p.m. in Epperson Auditorium in Vanderslice Hall unless otherwise noted.
Aug. 29: Transferable Skills
Sept. 12: The Professional Approach; Springboard for the Arts: Goal Setting, Organization Skills
Sept. 26: Résumé Writing
Oct. 10: Always Being Prepared; Springboard Creativel
Oct.24: Introduction to Professional Online Presence
Nov. 7: Residencies; the Alliance of Artist Communities
Nov. 21: Application Advice
Jan. 30: Fundraising; New York Foundation for the Arts
Feb. 13: Grant Writing; Arts KC
Feb. 27: Preparing for Graduate School
March 13: Starting a Business or Nonprofit
March 27: Cautionary Tale; Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
April 10: Charlotte Street Foundation
Sept. 5: What Works: What do artists and entrepreneurs have in common? Everything?
Sept. 19: Freelance
Oct. 9: Working with a Bank
Oct. 17: Taxes
Oct. 31: Copyright Law; Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
Nov. 14: PR Basics