How to Pitch a Self-Directed Contemporary Arts Practicum

with Barbara Adler
Friday, February 17 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Room 2205 – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W Hastings St., Vancouver
Thursday, March 16 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM | ZOOM Link

These sessions are the same. Please pick 1 to attend only.

In this mini-workshop, you’ll learn about finding, proposing and confirming a self-directed contemporary arts practicum. Unpaid practicums may be completed for academic credit and a grade as part of Contemporary Arts Practicum I (CA 306) and Contemporary Arts Practicum II (CA 406).

Note: All students who are interested in enrolling in a contemporary arts practicum or internship for summer 2023 must attend a general info session.* “How to Pitch a Self-Directed Contemporary Arts Practicum” is an optional, additional workshop.

Should I Attend?

If the thought of e-mailing a stranger with an idea makes you nervous – this workshop is for you.

Interested in enrolling in a practicum or an internship? This workshop will be helpful if:

  • you know someone at a local arts organization or company, but don’t know how to propose a practicum;
  • you have an idea of what you want to learn through a practicum, but don’t know which organizations you should reach out to
  • you have a dream arts organization, artist or company and you’d love to propose a practicum ––but they have no idea you exist;

Thr truth is that writing ‘pitch’ and proposal e-mails is something you’ll do a lot in arts work, and it’s a great transferable skill that applies to many careers.

Please bring

Something to write with and something to write on. A laptop or internet connected device will be helpful but is not required.

RSVP to with your name, student number, and the date you’d like to attend.

*If you attended a general info session in fall 2022, you do not have to attend an info session. Contact Barbara Adler, the SCA Professional Development Coordinator to be released to search.

March 16, 2023