career options for fine artists

• Learn about various careers that fine artists often pursue.
• Connect with RISD alumni to gain knowledge of future careers.
• Explore alternative paths through grants, fellowships & other programs.


career guides for fine artists

• Provide a summary of common career paths in the fine arts.
• Discover what you need to know to make it as a fine artist.

Career Opportunities for Fine Artists
Making It as a Fine Artist
Get Your Sh*t Together
Art Business


connect & learn from RISD Alumni

• Alumni provide a powerful network in your career development.
• Alumni understand the RISD experience & the professional world.
• Always express your appreciation for their time, advice & resources.

Ways to Connect & Learn from RISD Fine Artists


search for opportunities @ RISD ArtWorks

• Find listings of professional fine arts opportunities.
• Search by major, location or opportunity type.
• Access a broad range of jobs and internships, updated daily.

ArtWorks – Internship & Job Board


Fulbright Grant

• Provides grants for individually designed study/research projects.
• Awardees work, live with and learn from the people of their host country.
• Submit a proposal defining activities to take place during one year in a country outside the U.S.

Learn More About the Fulbright


RISD/Maharam STEAM Fellowship

• $5,000 to support RISD students in an unpaid summer internship.
• Fellows work in arenas not typically associated with art and design.
• Students affect real change in policy and practice in communities and local and global organizations.

RISD/Maharam STEAM Fellowship Program
Learn More About STEM to STEAM