Careers in Culture – Careers in Visual Arts and Crafts
> Building a winning portfolio
When you begin your career path in visual arts, crafts or design, you'll need strategies to help you get into arts programs, find markets for your work, and locate contracts or jobs in your chosen field.
Perhaps you have a knack for administration and are looking for work in an artists' co-op, art gallery or museum. Maybe you're interested in writing about new media for an e-zine. Or perhaps you'd enjoy working in an art supplies store dealing with artists on a daily basis. Whatever your interest, if you're applying for contract work or a part- or full-time position, your work search package should include a well-written cover letter and résumé.