ONLINE The Artist’s CV
Often immersed in a culture outside of the traditional workforce, many artists don’t think about their resumes until either grant season or until the perfect position becomes available. At that point, they often come to me: a professional resume writer.
An author myself, I’ve written CVs for writers, filmmakers, editors, publishing agents, and visual artists, and have witnessed firsthand the self-doubt that can occur as these professionals try to sum the wealth of their skill, experience, and credentials into only a couple pages, and often at high stake. In this workshop, I break down The Artist’s CV section by section (including overall graphic design), answering the most common questions I receive regarding this topic:
- What is the difference between a resume & a CV, and which one do I need?
- Are gaps in work history okay?
- How do I narrow down my publication list?
- Should I include my employment outside of the arts sector?
- How should I explain upcoming gigs or obligations?
- Can I still list the experience if it wasn’t paid?
All students will also receive a handy tip sheet to reference as they create their own artistic CVs.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Katie Bickell is author of Always Brave, Sometimes Kind, a novel told in short stories, and the recipient of the Alberta Literary Award’s Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story, the Writer’s Guild of Alberta’s Emerging Writer Award, the 2014 Alberta Views Short Story Contest, and the 2011 YMF Voices of Motherhood Essay Contest. Her fiction has been published in magazine and literary journals in Canada, the United States, and the UK. Originally from rural Northern Alberta, Katie now lives in Sherwood Park with her husband and daughters.