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Career Services

The career services provided can be utilized throughout a student’s tenure. Academic Advisors are also available for advice regarding career goals and development.

Services provided include:

  • Career counseling and advice
  • Job search guidance
  • Resume and portfolio development
  • Professional Development workshops
  • Resource lists
  • Networking opportunities

The Student Services staff, in conjunction with the Librarian, can help students in researching career directions. Online resources, such as field-related job websites, internship listings, and resume guides, are kept up-to-date and are searchable via the School’s computers. The Student Services weekly newsletter circulates job and internship opportunities amongst current full-time students.  The Library features various publications that offer career advice and periodicals that contain local, national and international opportunities.

Professional Development Workshops feature art professionals who offer presentations on a range of practical topics for working artists.  These seminars are designed for full-time enrolled students, to help them prepare for life after school. During the fall and spring semesters, students will be introduced to valuable information that will help them navigate their place in the art world during and following their studies.  Each seminar will cover one topic and include detailed information regarding that topic. Guest speakers from different backgrounds will also be invited to speak, when possible

Students are exposed to working artists, critics and scholars in conjunction with the School’s Evening Lecture Series.


Career Information & Professional Development

Foundations, Grants & Awards

The Art List – Newsletter of American art competitions and juried awards. Sign up for monthly email listings

Pollock-Krasner Foundation – Provides funding for individual artists beginning their careers

Mid-Atlantic Arts Organization – Regional organization of state agencies offering programs to artists through grants and technical assistance

Creative Capital Foundation – National, nonprofit organization that supports artists pursuing innovative approaches to form and content in the visual arts and emerging fields

Fund for Women Artists – Funding resource for individual female artists, and also provides networking opportunities for women artists

American Academy in Rome – Application information for the Rome Prize for independent study in the arts

Sculpture Awards – Resources for sculptors specifically, offering information on foundations, grants and awards

The Foundation Center – Listings of other sites to aid research into grants

Writing Proposals – Help from the Foundation Center in writing different kinds of proposals

Artist Communities Alliance (ACA) – An international association of artist residencies


Career Information

New York Foundation for the Arts – NYFA gives more support to artists and art organizations than any other private organization in the country. Includes information on fellowships (see link below) as well as job listings, internships, event listings, and general opportunities for artists in the NY region

CUE Art Foundation – A forum for contemporary art based in Chelsea that provides opportunities for under-recognized artists. Of particular interest to soon-to-be and recent graduates is their “Meeting Artists’ Needs” program, but they also offer internships, exhibitions, and other programs

Higher Education Jobs – Career-specific listings for a variety of academic jobs in a range of institutions

New York State Teaching Certification – Information from the NYS Office of Teaching Initiatives providing basic resources on teaching in NYS, help in gaining certification for high school teaching and other resources for those interested in pursuing a teaching career at K-12 level

Art Deadlines List – Monthly email newsletter listing grant deadlines, awards, competitions and other time-sensitive opportunities

NYFA Fellowships – Cash awards for individual artists working in New York for unrestricted use, across a range of disciplines

Alliance of Artists Communities – Supports artist-in-residence programs and provides information on application and availability

Artists Resume Guide – Information and guidelines on writing artist-specific resumes from the College Art Association


Artist’s Statements

Explaining the Unexplainable – Information from artbusiness.com explaining the need for a statement, items to include, language, and style


Health & Safety

Studio Hazards – Overview of the hazards of the art studio, including information on pigment and material safety


Please note: The New York Studio School is not responsible for the content of external websites. The inclusion of a link should not be understood as an endorsement.


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