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Art is My Occupation

Art is My Occupation is an unprecedented interdepartmental collaborative program that empowers students to explore their personal and artistic identities, connects them to professional creatives, and provides career guidance and resources.

AiMO has grown to encompass all of the arts departments, programs and organizations on campus and has served over 800 students through its programs, events and classes. Launched in 2012 by the Institute for Diversity in the Arts, the AiMO organizing team includes the Art & Art History Department, the Music Department, the Stanford Arts Institute, the Career Development Center, Stanford Live and the Cantor Art Center.

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Our Dramatist-Playwright-Filmmaker Expert-in-Residence is back -- to teach a quarter-long course this time! AFRICAAM 8: Conjure and Manifest: Building a Sustainable Artistic Practice (CSRE 8) Wed 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM, Harmony House In this course, student-artists spend time investigating their artistic practice as a framework for promoting power, wellness, and creativity; and as a tangible means for navigating the first steps of their artistic careers.
Learn how to promote your work, develop your creative brand, and raise money through online platforms! Join us for a skill-building workshop and reception followed by a talk with Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler. Register here for a workshop on KICKSTARTER, PATREON, MUSIC PLATOFRMS, OR ONLINE PORTFOLIOS: November 11 4-5pm Workshops, 5-6pm Reception, 6-8pm Talk/Q&A Knight Management Center 655 Knight Way Stanford, CA 94305