Resources for Fine Arts Students

February 20, 2020

 

Fine Arts students! We've done the work for you. These resources can help you figure out your next career move.

 

 

GET AHEAD OF THE GAME

 

Being in school doesn't mean you should wait to start your career. Whether it be a studio art internship, a fine art apprentice or an internship with a contemporary artist you need to plan ahead. Kickstart your career by doing creative summer internships now.

 

 

WHICH INTERNSHIPS TO TARGET?  

  • Studio Art Internships

  • Gallery Internships

  • Art Production Internships

  • Illustration Internships

  • Contemporary Art Apprenticeship

  • Studio Internships

  • Museum Internships  

 

WHICH COMPANIES TO WORK FOR?

  • Artist Studios

  • Museums & Cultural Institutions

  • Galleries & Creative Agencies

  • Theaters

  • Colleges, Universities, Schools & Libraries

  • Magazines, Newspapers & Publishing Houses

 

 

 

LINKS TO CHECK OUT 

 

CAREER / JOB BOARDS

  • Arts Employment - Discover how to sell your own art and learn to sell your own art. Learn to market your art and sign up for a free artist website.

  • Art Frankly - Connecting the professional art world. Search For art jobs, find art spaces, opportunities and more.

  • Artists Resource - a site where you can post or find jobs, calls for artists, and available studio or performance space.

  • Art Jobs - Comprehensive, up-to-date national listings of jobs, internships, fellowships and other employment opportunities in the arts. Contact Fine Arts Career Services for the username and password.

  • The Dots - a job board covering a myriad of creative roles, from PR and marketing to fine arts and film.

 

WEBSITES & TOOLS 

  • Hyperallergic - is a forum for serious, playful, and radical thinking about art in the world today

  • Artsy - is the online resource for art collecting and education.

  • Artnet - is the art world online. Find artworks for sale, online auctions, top galleries, leading artists, and breaking art market news from around the globe.

  • Artforum - is an international monthly magazine specializing in contemporary art.

  • Art in America - is an illustrated monthly, international magazine concentrating on the contemporary art world in the United States, including profiles of artists and genres, updates about art movements, show reviews and event schedules.

  • Arts Journal - The digest of culture, arts and ideas

  • Artdaily - The First Art Newspaper on the website

 

PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS

  • American for the Arts - is a non profit organization whose primary focus is advancing the arts in the United States.

  • American Association of Museums - is a non-profit association that helps develop standard sand best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and advocating on issues of concern to the museum community

  • American Society of Portrait Artists - non-profit arts organization dedicated to providing educational resources, events and literature to anyone interested in.

  • Independent Curators International - is a non-profit headquartered in New York City that has produced exhibitions, events, publications, and training in the arts.

  • Alliance of Artists Communities - is an international association of artist residencies—a diverse field that supports artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work.

  • American Federation of Arts - is a nonprofit organization that creates art exhibitions for presentation in museums around the world, publishes exhibition catalogues, and develops education programs.

 

 

BOTTOM LINE

 

Knowledge is power. Make sure you continue improving your understanding of the creative industries. Use these resources to further your career goals and access international fine arts and contemporary studio art opportunities.

 

 

- Alexa Scull, ArtBound Initiative Team

 

 

Join the ArtBound Initiative Program to have access to career coaching from industry advisors. Our program will identify a tailored, global internship based on your career goals. Become part of our professional network of creative professionals. More info about our global internship program at www.artboundinitiative.com

 

 

 

 

 

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