This is a cross-listed course with SMFA-159.
As innovative thinkers, artists address and answer questions of creative entrepreneurship in myriad ways from pop-ups to public projects, performances to artist run spaces, from online retail to non-profits. In this semester-long course, students will cultivate professional practices and methods that support creative career development. Weekly readings, lectures, discussions, assignments and visitors will address topics related to professional artistic development including: goal setting, artist writing, networking & community building, promotion, documentation, grants & residencies, business planning, non-profits, navigating museums and galleries, etc. Together with a community of peers, students will work towards the development of their own professional artistic objectives.