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Charting Your Career as an Artist

with Kat Shannon

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A common question in job interviews is the existential “Where do you see yourself in five years?” In response, emerging and mid-career artists and arts workers may find themselves with more questions than answers. Taught by artist and educator Kat Shannon, this webinar will offer guidance on how to sketch out the next few years of your practice, including setting achievable goals, and managing professional relationships along the way.

Topics will include:

  • How to design your trajectory and set achievable goals for your practice, whether you're looking to pursue a higher level degree, exhibit your work, or experiment with other media

  • How to find opportunities that align with your unique skill set, including grants, calls for entry, portfolio reviews, publishing, residencies, and professional positions

  • How to navigate interactions with other key art world players like curators, portfolio reviewers, publishers, and journalists

  • How to make decisions that balance day-to-day living with long-term career progression

  • Pricing and editioning work will also be discussed.

© Kat Shannon

Kat Shannon is an artist and educator working across photography, text, and video. Driven by the desire to continually examine the complex role photography plays in our lives, culture, and collective memory, her work uses the image as a tool to explore notions of intimacy, connection, and community.  She holds degrees in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design (BFA) and Bard College (MFA) and is currently based between São Paulo, Brazil, and Orlando, Florida.


Shannon has held teaching positions at Yeshiva University, Brookdale College, Stetson University, Middlesex College, and others, and has previously worked as the Head Curator at an Art Consultancy in New York. In 2017 Kat co-founded the collaborative artist collective Memory Foam through which she curates exhibitions, publishes and collects artists' books and zines, and produces an artist interview series called "Artists Eat Ice Cream."

Date: January 10th, 2024

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM CT

A la Carte Pricing: $65 for Non-Members | $50 for Members | $35 for Students

Series Pricing: $250 for Non-Members | $175 for Members | $125 for Students

Location: Online via Zoom


You can register for an individual session or register for the entire series at a discounted rate. 

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