Wednesday April 15, 2020 Group Zoom Class from 10 am to 11 am only.
Arts in Context is having a one-hour group Zoom class meeting on Wed April 15th at 10 am. to 11:00 am EST. There will be no other classtime before the 10 am group meeting.
You will receive a Zoom invite from Yifan Du who is helping me set up Zoom! It follows below.
Our guest is Ms. Islay Taylor, Associate Director of The Steelyardin Providence and RISD MFA J +M.
Please read these articles Islay has suggested before the Wednesday 10 am meeting and prepare one question to ask her if she has time.
The Steel Yard in 4 Minutes : https://vimeo.com/39995201
2018 Annual Report : https://files.constantcontact.com/a52012c6001/9939f5e9-07f2-4a93-87db-fbbb582e090e.pdf
ASLA Award Information : https://www.asla.org/2011awards/183.html and https://climate.asla.org/TheSteelYard.html?fbclid=IwAR2KvNrgkY5CibTck8OGRyhFfvd-kcw2dx0hkkyIJZdcbBQ38HqHO2MSmVE
Ongoing Assignment: Continue on going forward with your professional interview beyond this week’s class time.
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:
Prepare a short presentation of your work, your resume’, and a list of goals/research areas or applications you are most interested in.
Class Two 2/26/20
Resume’ or Academic CV
List of Goals/Research Areas/Applications
Read SWOT and PEST definitions: SWOT and PEST GUIDE
Class Three 3/4/20
1. PEST ANALYSIS of an organization or non-profit in arts and design.
2. ARTICLE REVIEW on a topic pertaining to your professional practice interests. Arts in Context Article Review Assignment 2020
PEST=Political, economic, social and technological or PESTLE = Political, economic, social and technological, legal, environmental both are analysis guides that may be used to learn how selected grants, jobs, foundations, internships that fit into your own personal goals? How does the organization look objectively in terms of PEST or PESTLE? Is it sound economically, does it fit into your environmental commitments and how? Does it seem financially and socially responsible and feasible, what does it bring in terms of technology to your goals?
Research widely on the web, as some residencies are not listed on the Alliance such as National Parks Residencies (https://www.nps.gov/subjects/arts/air.htm.) Museum, arboretums, historical society residency programs are often listed under programs on the home sites but may not be advertised nationally (as an example Mt Auburn Cemetary Artist in Residency Program https://mountauburn.org/wp-content/uploads/2019-Residency-RFP.pdf) and even college residency programs may be listed only on the college site such as Olin College of Engineering’s Sketch Model: Creative Residency Program (http://www.olin.edu/collaborate/sketch-model/sketch-model-creative-residency/). If you are interested in galleries, find the submission guidelines for submission and evaluate the gallery website carefully to see if your work would be a good fit.
TLAD GUEST. 3/10/20 TLAD Collaborative Learning Seminar 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Simonette Quamina, Artist and Faculty, http://www.simonettequamina.com
Class Four 3/11/20
Visitor Lauren Allen, Associate Director of TLAD’s Project Open Door
PEST and Article Roundtable
Class Five 3/18/20
Individual Meeting Times: No Group Class
Bring Hard Copy: Academic CV, Artist/Designer Statement, SWOT analysis of yourself and an organization, PEST analysis of organization, proposal for a professional interview.
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.
RISD Internship Site: https://policies.risd.edu/academic/internships-graduate/
RISD Summer Internship is open now for registration and goes until May 15, 2019.
Articles and Resources
uworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol17/iss42/3/ Writing Interview Protocols and Conducting Interviews: Tips for Students New to the Field of Qualitative Research
This will be a 10 to 15-minute sharing and will show how you have researched and evaluated an initial plan for the term.
- 4-5 slides of personal work and a description of your artist or designer statement
- SWOT analysis PEST analysis of your own work and or of entities you want to apply for.
- Personal plan or guide: name of the organization, due date, requirements listed simply in a short table.
The shared guide of your individual research to be given in class may contain which organizations, residencies, grants, you are interested in and show the website of each and how you evaluated it; if you have applied for something, show what your application looks like or what your upcoming proposal entails. Show the parameters or requirements for the proposal or submission too.