STUDENT LIFE

CAREER RESOURCES

The Office of Career Services provides cover letter, resume, and graduate school consultations by appointment.  Email the office at careerservices@watkins.edu.

In addition, students have access to on-campus postings of news and events, job opportunities, internships, and volunteer opportunities through weekly newsletters.  Check your watkins.edu email regularly for updates.

Some helpful links:

www.jobbank.artsusa.org

www.advertisingcrossing.com

www.artadvice.com

www.artsjournal.com

www.artsusa.org

www.artslant.com

www.creativehotlist.com

www.entertainmentcareers.net

www.incredibleart.org

www.teaching-certification.com

www.ihirecommercialart.com

www.interiordesignlink.com

www.collegeart.org

www.artsearch.us

www.LinkUp.com

www.projects-abroad.org

 Recommended Reading

What Color is Your Parachute? by  Richard Bolles, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA

How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist by Caroll Michaels, Holt Press

Encyclopedia of Job-Winning Resumes by Myra Foumier and Jeffrey Spin, The Career Press, Inc.

The Elements of Resume Style by Scott Bennett, Amacom

The Artist’s Guide – How to Make a Living, Doing What You Love by Jackie Battenfield, Da Capo

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, Essays by 40 Working Artists by Sharon Butler, distributed by University of Chicago Press

Professional Memberships

AIGA – Professional Association for Design

AIGA Nashville – Local chapter of the Professional Association for Design

NAIA – National Association of Independent Artists

PAVA – Professional Association of Visual Artists

PPA – Professional Photographers of America

IIDA – International Interior Design Association

ASID – American Society of Interior Designers

AIVF – Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers

The Office of Career Services can introduce you to the grant seeking process and identify resources for your individual goals.  Students have access to on-campus postings of grant opportunities weekly.  Contact careerservices@watkins.edu for more information.

Check out the links below for more grant information, news and opportunities:

www.creative-capital.org

www.hatchfund.org

grantspace.org

www.aaronsiskind.org

www.awesomefoundation.org

www.gf.org

www.pkf.org

www.jkcf.org

The Office of Career Services regularly received information on residency opportunities.  For more information on how to obtain a residency and  how they fit into your individual goals as a professional artist, email at careerservices@watkins.edu or stop by the office.
In addition, check out the weekly newsletter and the links below:

Alliance of Artist Communities

ResArtis

Skowhegan

Bemis

The Arctic Circle

Gottlieb Foundation 

Visual arts resources often post call-for-entries offering opportunities for students and alumni to participate in competitions and exhibitions.  The Office of Career Services will post information regularly in the weekly newsletter.

In addition, check out the links below:

artandeducation.net

www.e-artnow.org

www.artdeadlineslist.com

www.spenational.org

www.callforentry.org

www.theartguide.com

www.callforart.com

www.artshow.com

www.entrythingy.com

www.allartcompetitions.com