Career Planning & Time Management for Creatives

You’ve got the creative part down, now learn how to make a career as an artist. Learn how to develop a career plan, how to organize yourself with time management tools for artists, and more.

Key Program Information
Categories Professional and Workforce Development | Business
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face
Series Artrepreneur

Program Description

How to make a career as an artist

This workshop, led by local artist CV Peterson, will focus on helping you figure out where you want to be both professionally and artistically. You will learn how to develop a career plan to achieve your career goals based off of your defined values. Then, you will find out about data and time management tools that can help keep you on track to reaching your goals.

You will discuss:

  • Approaches to efficiency, flexibility, and work-life balance
  • Establishing yourself as an artist
  • Key choices as a creative


CV Peterson is a multidisciplinary artist residing in Eau Claire, WI. Their work combines scientific exploration and art as a way to examine human‐caused environmental devastation. They received their MFA (’16) and BFA (‘14) from the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago, and a BA ('10) from Gustavus Adolphus College in Japanese studies and studio art with a Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. They studied sumi‐e painting at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata‐shi, Japan; followed by an apprenticeship at Moeller Bronze, Ltd. in bronze foundry work. They are the founder of Envisage Art Retreat in Chippewa Falls, WI.

CV is an active member in the national and international art communities. They have shown at the Chicago architecture Biennale 2015 and 2017, 6018 N Gallery in Chicago, the Shanghai Zhu Qizhan Art Museum in China and the CICA Museum in South Korea. They have performed at the international performance festivals Forward Fringe Performance Festival, Detroit, MI; Out of Site Chicago, Chicago, IL; The Performance Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand. They have recently attended the Arteles Art Residency, Finland, in 2018. CV mentored under Roberto Sifuentes, Eduardo Kac, Lin Hixson, Joseph Ravens and Tricia Van Eck.


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