At The Patty Disney Center for Life and Work (CLW), we take a holistic approach to creative career development. Using non-traditional, collaborative, and experimental methods, we prepare CalArtians to become innovators, entrepreneurs, key players in the creative economy, and cultural shapeshifters.

Our team empowers artists to reach their creative potential by providing 1:1 career advising, professional development workshops and networking events, information sessions, an entrepreneurial Incubator Program, an annual Career and Opportunity Festival, grant opportunities, and a robust internship program.We forge intentional career connections with creative leaders ranging from independent local and international artists and agencies, educational arts nonprofits, and multinational corporations.

Organizations that have recently recruited our students and alumnx and/or hosted CalArts interns are InRage Entertainment, REDCAT, Revry, Netflix, Illumination, Wiggle World, Open the Portal, QueerUp, FISK Projects, Center Theater Group, The Industry, Women’s Audio Mission, Melrose Sound, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, Apple, SONY Animation, and Pixar, and many more.