The Patty Disney Center for Life and Work at CalArts provides a variety of resources for students and alumnx to help them, as artists, chart their paths to success and sustain themselves as creative leaders in the world.

The Center empowers artists to reach their creative potential by providing workshops, information sessions, an industry speaker series, an annual Career and Opportunity Festival, and a robust internship program.


The office is committed to collaborating with internal, external and community partners to deliver a diversity of career knowledge and experiences preparing students to enter the working world.

The Patty Disney Center for Life & Work at CalArts is thrilled to announce the date for our annual Career + Opportunities Fest that will take place March 9, 2023 on campus and March 10. 2023 virtually.

This two day career fair offers in-person and virtual options for arts industry employers and creative entrepreneurs to meet with Calarts students and alumnx in hopes of forging career connections through tabling, interviews, portfolio reviews/auditions, information sessions and more.

Register as an Employer                Attend as a Student/Alum

Send any questions to Lonnie Woods III, Assistant Director, Career Connections and Development at