On the occasion of the Athens School of Fine Arts’ “Career Paths”, a program consisting of professional development events organized and curated by ARTWORKS, PCAI was invited to a roundtable discussion on art, business and the hospitality sector.
In the discussion, moderated by Poka Yio, visual artist and curator, associate professor in ASFA, participated Dimitra Dimopoulou, visual artist and founding member of Serapis Maritime, Stefania Flenga, managing director of YES! Hotels Group, Kika Kyriakakou, curator and artistic director of PCAI, Electra Soutzoglou, director of Ten Carpets / Art Rug Projects,
ARTWORKS’ key objective in organizing this program was to map the ecosystem of contemporary art, trace its structures and practices and identify potential career paths for the students and recent graduates of ASFA. The aim is to encourage networking between students/graduates of ASFA and art professionals; identify possible links between the art field and other sectors; and pinpoint potential opportunities for developing collaborations. The program was developed along two axes. On the one hand, there were open lectures, group discussions, and meetings with distinguished professionals (visual artists, historians, curators, representatives of cultural institutions and art spaces, representatives of private initiatives and enterprises supporting cultural activities, etc.), while the participants had also the chance to attend workshops on a number of topics (grant writing, using social media to leverage impact for communicating and promoting artistic work, artists’ rights and one-to-one sessions with intellectual property experts). On the other hand, ASFA students and alumni had the chance to benefit from one-to-one consultation and receive expert advice (portfolio reviews available upon registration). Participation was free and open to current and former students of both departments of ASFA (Department of Visual Arts and Department of Art History and Theory).
The “Career Paths” week was held as part of ASFA’s Professional Development Week program (10-14 & 17-21 October 2022).
Activity aligned with Goals 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 16, 17