2016 Career Development Roundtable

ArtTable New York’s 2016 Career Development Roundtable
November 18th, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Fashion Institute of Technology, John E. Reeves Great Hall

At ArtTable New York's 2016 Career Development Roundtable, one of our longest standing and most impactful career programs for rising professionals in the visual arts, we had our largest turnout ever with 175 emerging professionals joining the tables of 34 leaders in the visual arts. Students gathered around tables for open and engaged conversations with experts in the visual arts professions, to learn about their diverse career paths and experiences, to gain insights and advice for their own career development, and to network and build future relationships with peers and mentors. 
Career topics explored this year included: appraiser | art advisor/art fairs | art publishing | auction houses and online art businesses | collection management, registrar and archivist | curator and art historian | development and fundraising | gallerist and dealer | museum and nonprofit directors | public programing and museum education | public relations, marketing and social media. 

This event was organized by ArtTable in collaboration with the Art Market program in the School of Graduate Studies at FIT, with additional sponsorship provided by the Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA). 

For additional information please contact info@arttable.org or call 212-343-1735 

Comments from previous participants:
...The most important takeway was networking and the need to be flexibile and open to new experiences

I was surprised to learn that many of the facilitators did not have linear career paths...but had very diverse and non-academic paths.  Several of the women with whom I spoke advocated for switching positions and changing things up broader skill sets and to be more open to wide range of opportunities.

I learned a lot about the job market; what specific professions are looking for in those they hire, what are the ideal skills sets, how one gets and job and moves ahead in the field.

It was a great event!  I really enjoyed seeing a community of women supporting not only each other as fellow professionals but hleping to foster the next genertion of women leaders in the arts.