Crafting a Life in the Arts

Crafting a Life in the Arts is a biennial daylong workshop that connects students with alums working in the world of the arts. It allows students to ask questions, network and strategize career options in art museums, theater, film, music, dance, architecture, studio art, art history and creative writing. The InterArts Council co-hosts the event with the Career Development Center.

Crafting a Life in the Arts gives students a feeling of legitimacy in pursuing their passion because they hear from professionals in the field how they did it. Students find it reassuring to hear that their dreams, which at times may feel unrealistic, can definitely lead to work that involves those interests.

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Crafting a Life in the Arts in the news

Mount Holyoke’s event Crafting a Life in the Arts shows students that the COVID-19 pandemic shouldn’t deter a sustaining life in the arts.

In 1969, Joan Jonas ’58 created one of her first performance pieces. Now with her guidance, Mount Holyoke students perform it.

Students attending Crafting a Life in the Arts heard from alums working in the arts and came away with advice, strategies, connections and inspiration.