Visual Arts Careers

Diverse women role model smiling towards girl audience discussing visual arts careers
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An art curator, a photographer, producer, and film director share why they are passionate about using images to tell a story.

“There is something incredible to me about that moment when I look at a photograph and connect with it.” That’s how a photography curator role model explains why she loves her career in visual arts. An assistant director role model is passionate about her job behind the camera because that’s where a lot of the creative control is when making a film.

Use the resources below to learn more about why a career in the visual arts might be for you!


Fun Page Activity

Fun Page Activity: Discover the visual artist in you with an activity that lets you use pictures to tell stories.

Discussion Guide

Independent Learning Discussion Guide: Watch the video, then use this guide to learn more from a photographer, producer, and other real-life role models about opportunities for girls who are interested in the visual arts. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a lively discussion about reasons to pursue a career in the visual arts, including so that more women’s voices are heard.

Classroom Lesson Plan

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth “before, during, and after” learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.