Art is My Occupation (AiMO)

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Providing you with the knowledge, skills and networks you need to succeed in arts careers.

Art is My Occupation (AiMO) is an interdepartmental professional development program led by the Office of the Vice President for the Arts in collaboration with BEAM, Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Cantor Art Center, The Anderson Collection and the Departments of Art & Art History, Music and Theater & Performance Studies.

AiMO offers workshops, Q&A's, networking opportunities and more for students interested in the arts throughout the academic year. Sign up for our mailing list or check back for upcoming opportunities.

AiMO Contact

Ellen Oh
Director of Professional Development & Student Activities
ellenoh@stanford.edu
650.736.2158

Office of the Vice President for the Arts

Spring 2017 Programs

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ARTS INSIDERS: Short-term Internship,
Long-term Goals

Heard "Stacy's Career Corner" on the BuzzFeed podcast Another Round? Get more of that great advice during a lunchtime Q&A!

Thursday, May 25th 2017 
12:30am - 1:30pm
Roble Arts Gym| 375 Santa Teresa
Please RSVP. Stanford students only. Lunch will be provided.

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ARTS INSIDERS: On Being Artsy

A lunchtime Q&A with Matthew Israel, author of The Big Picture, Curator at Large, Artsy; Director of Artsy OnSite; Advisor to Artsy Learning; Director Emeritus, The Art Genome Project.

Thursday, April 20 2017 
11:30am - 1:00pm
Roble Arts Gym| 375 Santa Teresa
Please RSVP. Stanford students only. Lunch will be provided.

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ARTS INSIDERS: Running the Show

Join us for a student-led lunchtime Q&A with Jonathan Green and Gabe Miller, co executive producers of The Office, The Mindy Project and Superstore. They will talk about their career paths and life on the small screen.

Tuesday, April 25 2017 
12:30 - 1:30pm
Roble Arts Gym| 375 Santa Teresa
Lunch will be provided.

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ARTS INSIDERS: Shake Up Your Career

A lunchtime Q&A with Scott Kaiser, Director of Company Development at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Wednesday, May 10 2017 
12:00 - 1:00pm
Green Room, Memorial Auditorium Lunch will be provided.

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ARTS INSIDERS: Fashioning Your Future

Join us for a student-led conversation about working in the fashion industry with two Stanford alumni who have made a name for themselves in their respective fields. Fashion designer Barbara Tfank is known for her elegant designs in exquisite textiles which have been worn by Michelle Obama and Adele, among numerous others. Photographer Mark Leibowitz practices and creatively develops sustainable photography which includes portrait, fashion, lifestyle and travel images from around the world. His clients include GQ, The Row, Marc Jacobs and Lanvin, to name a few.

The Q&A will be followed by hands-on workshops led by Barbara and Mark. 1:30 - 3:30pm

Friday, May 12 2017 
11:30am - 1:00pm
Roble Arts Gym| 375 Santa Teresa
Lunch will be provided.

Co-sponsored by MINT Magazine