SEPC Lounge

Wednesday, February 21–Friday, February 23, 8:30 AM–7:30 PM
Saturday, February 24, 8:30 AM–5:30 PM
Room 518, Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Thanks to the Student and Emerging Professionals Committee’s (SEPC) sponsorship, the SEPC Lounge is a space that is free and open to the public. It is a place where you can network and relax, as well as find more information about CAA and this committee. All sessions, events, and appointments listed below take place in the SEPC Lounge unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, February 21

Conference Crash Course
3:00–4:00 PM
New CAA member? First time here? What does SEPC do, anyway? Get tips on navigating the conference and learn more about how CAA and SEPC can help you once the meeting ends.

An Intro to Art Education
4:00–5:00 PM
Find out more about an important but often-overlooked aspect of the field, from K-12 and beyond.

Thursday, February 22
Welcome Breakfast
8:00–9:30 AM
Please join us for coffee, light breakfast, and conversation. SEPC members will talk to you about their programming at the conference and answer questions. This is a great way to get your feet wet at the conference and make new connections!

Managing Your Online Presence
10:00–11:00 AM
A discussion of the costs and benefits to using social media and online tools to boost your professional profile, and tips on how to tailor your experience.

Interviewing and Networking
2:00–3:00 PM
A crash course in making and cultivating relationships in your field.

Friday, February 23
References and Recommendations
11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Learn successful ways to ask for a good letter of recommendation and how to maintain a relationship with your reference.

Contingent Faculty
12:30–1:30 PM
Full-time permanent positions in the arts are elusive; share your experiences and challenges.

Alternative Careers in the Visual Arts
4:30–5:30 PM
Not everyone is on the tenure track or working at a museum. Arts professionals from many backgrounds discuss their paths.

Saturday, February 24
Conference Catharsis/Open Forum
10:00–11:00 AM
As CAA winds down for 2018, SEPC will take stock and look forward. What were the conference highlights? What could be improved? Which SEPC programs would you like to see next year? What questions is no one answering and where do you feel lost? We want to hear from you!

SEPC-Sponsored Session:

Finding Support In An Arts Funding Crisis (CAA, SEPC)
Friday, February 23: 8:30–10:00 AM
Room 406B, Los Angeles Convention Center

Chair: Abbey Hepner, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Subject Area: Business of Art, Art (studio), Art Marketing, Arts Administration, Funding/Private Funding, Professional Development

This session, sponsored by the Student and Emerging Professionals Committee, focuses on methods for prospering in the arts and finding support through creative avenues. How can crowdfunding and platforms like Patreon help you stay afloat? How do you approach requesting sponsorship, in-kind donations, and collaborations with individuals or organizations in other disciplines? How can experience-based projects and business ventures help support your creative practice or non-profit art organization? From information on dinner parties to podcasts, we’ll share how artists are taking charge and thriving despite an arts funding crisis.

SEPC Annual Business Meeting
Wednesday, February 21: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
San Bernadino Room, Bonaventure Westin Hotel & Suites
404 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

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