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“We have enough case studies to know that the emotional support, positive interventions and mentoring makes a difference in the lives of creative people who are feeling lost or unsure of their next step.”- Dr. Jennifer B. Rhodes, Founder of VAR and Licensed Clinical Psychologist
What is the Visual Arts Reimagined Experience?
Our society has changed and traditional art education no longer works for many students. We seek to give artists, who are the first real entrepreneurs, the support needed to design their lives by launching a business that speaks to their individual passions.
Entrepreneurship and Business Skills
Creativity and Innovation
Visual Arts Mentorship and Portfolio Development
Relationship Skills and Neuroscience Training
Supportive International Community
Who is the right fit for our 12 month experience?
We’ve created this program for three specific types of students:
1) Recent college graduates with a creative major who are ready to become an entrepreneur.
2) Visual art school undergraduates that are looking for an alternative to a traditional graduate degree.
3) Artists with an MFA who are ready to become an entrepreneur.
Who is the right fit for our 90 day experience?
Anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in learning how to blend their creative strengths with the basics of entrepreneurship. Participants have access to the module running during the time of year they are applying. The focus will be on introductory support and individualized supportive services to help you explore career options.
Our first 12 month cohort (Fall/Winter 2018) will be designed to accommodate international students who may be completing OPT.
Visual Arts Reimagined (VAR) was born out of my family’s legacy of giving visual artists the tools, space, and time to become the type of artist they were meant to be. What was once a groundbreaking idea, traditional art school has been unable to keep up with the entrepreneurial needs of its graduates. VAR seeks to fill in this gap by providing the professional and personal support emerging artists need to get their dream careers started. We seek to give artists, who are the first real entrepreneurs, the support needed to design their lives by launching a business that speaks to their individual passions.