Build your career with advice from leading art professionals at the ArtTable Career Development Roundtable: Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Department: Art History

Date and Time: April 13, 2019 | 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Event Location: The Reef/LA Mart, 1933 South Broadway, 7th floor, LA 90007

Event Details

The intent of this program is to help guide you on your career path(s) as well as broaden your conception about the possibilities. 

Email Cecilia Flanagan at by March 19, 2019 with your letter of intent to attend the event, your resume, and a list of your top four topics* shown below:


1. Art Education and Public Programming (Non-Profit Sector): Plan programs and classes, conduct tours, teach courses, prepare educational materials, create and conduct outreach programs, as well as implement new technologies--exhibition enhancements, apps, e-publications, websites, and other social media.

2. Arts Policy and Advocacy • Public Art: Play a role in shaping the mission, strategic planning, management, finances, and creative vision of city councils, agencies, businesses to place art in public places and meet the needs of the public to be served.

3. Auction Houses:  Online Art Businesses: Sell art, cultivate clients, research artwork, produce catalogs, and appraise artwork, at both brick and mortar and online locations.

4. Collection Management: Administer, develop and maintain methods for handling and registration of artworks and archival materials, including provenance, exhibition records, descriptive details, care, storage, transport, and maintenance in a museum, corporate or private collection, gallery, auction house or other settings.

5. Commercial Galleries: Sell and exhibit works of art at the retail level in a variety of public exhibition spaces, private venues, and art fairs. Support, promote, and maintain a roster of artists. Cultivate clients.

6. Curating, Publishing and Research: Oversee acquisitions, care, and display of a private or institutional art collection. Conceptualize, research and develop exhibitions and publications for public and professional audiences.

7. Development, Marketing and Public Relations: Develop fundraising programs for arts organizations through membership, programming, special events, grant writing, and cultivation of relations with corporate and high level donors.

8. Private Art Advising and Appraising: Develop art collections for private collectors and corporations. Prepare budgets, plan acquisitions, coordinate framing, shipping, and installations. Offer guidance on tastes and trends in the art market.
*Note topic registration will be done on a first-come/first- served basis.

Additional program details: This program is intended for upper level undergraduate and graduate students who seek careers in the visual arts. It provides the opportunity to gather around tables for open and engaged conversations with art professionals, learn about diverse career paths and experiences, gain insights and advice for their own career development, network and build future relationships with peers and mentors. 

Tables will be organized by professions in the field and each table will feature a group of students and two professionals. Facilitators will speak about their career paths and experiences, and students will have a chance to ask questions. Each student will be assigned to 2 tables based on their top 4 categories.

ArtTable, a non-profit leadership organization for professional women founded in 1980 by a group of NYC arts professionals in the visual arts,  was created to foster greater support, recognition, and opportunities among its peers. Artable has since grown into a national organization of over 1,200 women leaders in the visual arts devoted to professional development and mentorship and a mutual support network.

The event will be held in partnership with Sotheby's Institute of Art at Claremont Graduate University in their Downtown L.A. space at The Reef/LA Mart, 1933 S. Broadway in Sotheby's Institute of Art at Claremont Graduate University's Downtown L.A. space. Light refreshments will be served.