In the arts, we often perceive an art administration career as a practical, steady alternative to becoming a full-time, independent artist. But the skills and experiences required to pursue such a path can greatly differ from a studio art discipline.
However, with dedication and persistence, some artists are able to make the transition and excel in a position at an arts organization.
Not only do they have to adapt to new situations and develop a new skillset, but it also requires a shift in perspective.
So if you’re interested in making that shift, you’ll definitely want to hear what Caroline has to say!
Caroline Hudson-Naef is the Photography Arts Lab Manager at Art Intersection, “a place where creative individuals gather to learn, create, and exhibit.”
Located In Gilbert, AZ, Art Intersection offers gallery space, workshops and classes, a darkroom and digital lab, and one-on-one instruction to their community. And Caroline’s responsibilities encompass all the diverse functions of the business.
In this video, you’ll learn:
- What kind of prior experiences helped Caroline get her job
- What she enjoys most about working at an art center
- Advice for early-career artists looking to for an arts administration position
- The difficulties of balancing a full-time, arts-related job with her own creative practice
So watch the interview or read the full transcript in this blog post!