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The Real World: CalArts and Beyond Career Series

December 5, 2013 - December 12, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 3:45pm - Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 6:15pm

CalArts, XBox, Cafe A, President's Conference Room

Individual Consultations and Group Workshops

A consultant with Artservices & Company based in southern Utah, Kim Konikow engages in projects that facilitate artistic growth and build community with a focus on organizational development. She has extensive experience as an arts presenter, manager, educator and administrator for a wide range of regional, state and national organizations. Ms. Konikow holds a BA in Art History and Theatre from George Washington University and a dual MFA in Arts Administration and Theatre Direction from Brooklyn College/City University of New York.

One-on-One Consultations

Private sessions with Ms. Konikow are designed for students to discuss personal and artistic career goals and receive practical feedback on online and written presentation materials. To schedule a one-on-one appointment, email kkonikow@gmail.com with three available times. Your meeting will be confirmed within 24 hours, location to be determined. Each session can be up to one hour long. Please bring a laptop computer and your current résumé/CV, bio, portfolio, and/or publicity photos to the session.

Dec. 6–12 (including Sat. and Sun.) 
9–11:30 am & 1:15–6:15 pm 

Three appointments also available 
Dec. 5
3:45–6:15 pm 


These four seminars examine the practical aspects of a career in the arts. You may participate in as many as you like. Gain a holistic perspective on the creative, financial and administrative aspects of careers in the arts.

The Art of Taking Care of Business

Fri., Dec. 6, 2-4 pm @ XBox
Lunch provided 

  • Managing career expectations and analyzing options 
  • Presenting yourself to prospective employers, reps, agents, galleries, publishers, etc. 
  • Developing a personal mission statement that showcases your strengths 
  • Selecting a geographical base of operations 
  • Navigating the job market; seizing opportunities 
  • Documenting and archiving your work; maintaining financial records 
  • Building a network of professional relationships

First Steps on the Road to Recognition

Mon., Dec. 9, 5-7 pm @ Café A 
Dinner provided 

  • Writing bios, CVs and résumés 
  • Website design 
  • Publicity photographs 
  • Producing self-promotional videos 
  • Using social media 
  • Press releases and effective print campaigns

The Artist as Entrepreneur: Funding Your Own Projects

Tues., Dec. 10, 12-2 pm @ President’s Conference Room 
Lunch provided 

  • Independent or company structure—which will serve you best? 
  • Taxes and insurance 
  • Creative fundraising
  • Fiscal Sponsorship 
  • Understanding the grant and panel process

Reaching Out: From the Studio to the World-at-Large

Wed., Dec. 11, 12-2 pm @ President’s Conference Room
Lunch provided 

  • Conference participation 
  • Residency centers 
  • International opportunities 
  • Volunteer and pro bono work 
  • Arts advocacy and community participation
Last edited by rsdavid on Dec 03, 2013
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