Bridgelab Career Center

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There’s a reason you have chosen to be an artist: you want to spend your days doing what you love and making an impact.  The Creative Business Series is your guide to building a creative small business at your own pace.  Our bite-sized videos and downloadable worksheets will lead you through exercises and connect you with working artists and designers. All for just $149 per course.

Sign up now for Part 1: VISION, GOALS + ACTION, and we’ll work together to create a solid, nimble business plan that will guide you toward the creative career you envision for yourself.

About BridgeLab Career Center

The BridgeLab Career Center is here to support your development as a working artist, designer, or maker during your time at PNCA and throughout your career as you navigate a life of professional creative practice.  We provide access to practical skill-building resources and workshops on topics such as:

● Crafting an excellent résumé or CV
● Honing interview skills
● Writing Grants
● Developing a portfolio
● Applying to graduate school
● Building your network of working creative professionals and peers

Entrepreneurial development is also highly encouraged and we have resources and workshops on topics relevant to your continual growth as a professional including: 

● Taxes for artists
● Pricing Your Work
● Networking
● Copyrights
● Contracts
● Negotiations
● Social media for self-­promotion
● Running a solo creative business
● and much more!


You will work actively with the BridgeLab Career Center team to forge your own path.  We offer private, customized advising sessions both in­person and via Skype or Google Hangout that can be one­-on-­one or in small groups on specific topics.  Stop by the BridgeLab Career Center in room 217 to schedule an appointment with the BridgeLab Career Center Director or a peer advisor (or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for an appointment). Through our advising we’ll help you clarify your ideas, focus your vision and goals, and build your own network of resources so you can thrive as a creative professional. We’ll also help connect you with opportunities such as internships, network building, and access to our exclusive online employment job­board, PNCA | JOBWORKS. Here you’ll find continually updated postings for full­ and part-­time work, contract gigs, collaborations, and Work­ Study jobs on the PNCA campus. 


Check our Upcoming Events Calendar to learn about and reserve your seat at the next event or workshop!  To stay in the know and receive additional resources, sign up for our monthly e­Newsleter and follow us on Social Media:








Feb 13 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

RACC Workshop // Narrative Mechanics: Arts Marketing

Design and deploy strategies for arts marketing success.

Portland Community Media, 2766 NE Martin Luther King Blvd, Portland, OR, 97212

Feb 21 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

RACC Workshop // Drawing off the Board: Artists working with Fabricators

Don’t miss this intensive Fabricators workshop!

Disjecta, 8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR, 97217

Feb 24 2016, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

BridgeLab Lunch Visit // Learn about Online Portfolios

An online presence is important now more than ever, don’t miss out on how to properly market yourself.

PNCA Main Campus, room 136, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97209

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