Course Assignments and Due Dates:
Assignment #1 Due March 4 Group Meeting
Prepare a 10-minute presentation: three specific opportunities/entities for the spring, summer or future you are interested in; show examples of your past studio, teaching or work experiences; and share three questions you have about your current interests and goals.
Academic CV of an expanded resume’. Please show your cv in your presentation. cv-standards-and-guidelines-college-art-association-caa-advancing-the-history-interpretation-an-1
Assignment #2 Due March 11 Group Meeting
Read a chapter in More Than My Title and be prepared to discuss it with the class. Chapter One: Discovering Hybrid Professionals Hammad, Lana, Zengqi ; Chapter Two: The Path Toward Hybrid Professional Identity Violet, Deshun, Yi; Chapter Three: Preparing for a Future of Hybrid Professionals Julie, Kai, David, Wendy.
Assignment #3. Due March 18 Individual Meeting
Artist Designer Educator Statement Assignment #3 Artist Designer Educator Statement due March 18
SWOT/PEST/SOAR Analysis of self and of non-profit, residency, foundation grant, college or job opening. Assignment #3 SWOT.PEST.SOAR due March 18
Assignment #4 Due March 25 Small Group Meeting
Timeline of Interests and Plans: Assignment #4 Timeline Interests Due March 25
Assignment #5 Due April 15 Group Meeting
Professional Interview: Assignment #5 Professional Interview due April 15
Assingment #6 Due April 22 Group Meeting
Case Study or Comparative Analysis: Assignment #6. Case Study due April 22
Final: Due May 6 and May 13 Final Impact Report Presentations in Class
Due May 28 PDF Final Impact Report due Last Name_Impact_Report_2021
Assignment #1 above due 3/4/21
Class Two 3/4/21
Class participants introductions with slides and interests.
Assignment #2 above due 3/11/21
Watch this background on Sarabeth Berk, next weeks visitor.
Class Three 3/11/21
Student Discussion on chapters 1, 2, 3.
Sarabeth Berk Hybrid Lives in Art and Design
Assignment #3 due 3/18/21 Artist, Educator, Designer Statement, and SWOT, PEST, SOAR
Every SWOT Analysis starts the overall approach thinking in facts through two high-level points of view.
- Internal Factors – The Strengths and Weaknesses of the subject of analysis are always internal factors. In business context may include financials, talent , machinery, equipment, systems, and intellectual property. Also they can include intangibles as culture, leadership and patents. The analysis of strengths and weaknesses from and internal standpoint will be objective, and need to be assessed within a context or boundary. The analysis will focus on the advantages or disadvantages created by this internal entities.
- External Factors – Threats and Opportunities are always external factors. These are external elements influencing the subject of analysis.
The entities involved might include market behavior, demographics, partners, suppliers, global economy, political and environmental policies, etc. The analysis will focus on new business opportunities and space for growth. Also the factors that can erode current areas of excellence or block new opportunities.
After identifying these external and internal factors the analysis will try to combine them to reach conclusions. Questions that analysts will need to answer:
- How to use our Strengths to:
- take advantages of new opportunities.
- block possible threats.
- minimize the risk of our weaknesses.
- How to treat our Weaknesses to:
- reduce their impact in the future.
- eliminate their source
Using SWOT and PEST is just a way of looking at things through categories, instead of looking generally. These little guides can move us into more efficient ways of looking for appropriate ways of applying.
Please think of one’s own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) Personal_SWOT_Analysis- when selecting grants, jobs, applications. Then look at the organization in terms of a SWOT anaylsis by perusing the website carefully, to examine what is good, weak, presents an opportunity for you and if and what the downsides of the organization are.
Please look on Alliance for Artists Communities, TransArtists, ResArtist (links below) for appropriate residencies that are open to your discipline and evaluate one or two in terms of both a SWOT and then PEST lens.
Class Five 3/25/21
Small Group Meetings
Discuss Assignment #4 Timeline of Interests and Plans
Next Assignment is #5: Professional Interview due April 15th
Professional Interview Tips:
When emailing the person to set up the appointment tell a little about yourself and include an up to date academic cv.
Introduce the professional interview as an educational assignment for a graduate seminar Arts in Context, a professional practice seminar. The interview is for “educational purposes” only.
Be prepared to have more questions than needed so that you can follow up with one or two more or ask follow up questions that can further clarify or elucidate any points. The interviewee may answer by sending images that illustrate an issue or any images that may add to the answers.
The interview can be done totally through email, or via skype, zoom, hangout, etc. No in-person interviews are expected in this “stay-at-home” time.
When you write up the interview, include a bio of the person you interviewed and a sample of work or citation of work by that person if possible.
The Professional Interview is an inquiry into the history, trajectory, methodologies, tips and reflections of a professional in one’s interested discipline from local to national. Include a bio of the person you are interviewing as an introduction to your final sharing.
Interview Samples on Blogsite:
Class Six 4/1/21
Group Meeting, Sharing Interview Questions and Interviewee Profile
Assignment #6 given and due April 22
Class Seven 4/8/21
Guest Heather McMordie Alum MFA Printmaking; Residencies, Teaching, Non-Profit Experiences. DownCity Design, Community Outreach Coordinator Vista, The Frabric Workshop, Sitka, Church Studios, Splash Family Residencies
The Steel Yard in 4 Minutes : https://vimeo.com/39995201
RISD Internship Site: https://policies.risd.edu/academic/internships-graduate/
RISD Summer Internship is open now for registration and goes until May 2021
uworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol17/iss42/3/ Writing Interview Protocols and Conducting Interviews: Tips for Students New to the Field of Qualitative Research