Office of the Arts Programs

The Office of the Arts offers regular in-person and virtual programming for our students and community. These events include career development panels, opportunities to experience and make art, and celebrations of the arts on campus.

Career Insights

Panels and workshops for students interested in working in the arts and arts administration. Arts professionals speak about their current roles, outline their career trajectories, and share advice for breaking into the arts world.

Go with OOA

Free field trips to events at our Cultural Partners as well as other NYC museums, concert halls, and theaters.

The Hunter Arts Ambassadors pitch and co-lead these outings. Click here to find out more about how to become and Arts Ambassador.

Art-Making Sessions

Group art-making and art appreciation sessions for students who want to learn about new artists or let off some steam by creating their own art in a low-pressure environment.

We are always planning more exciting events for you, so sign up for our mailing list to stay in the loop!


Past Programs:

May 18, 2021, 1-4pm: Summer Arts Festival (Online)
End of semester arts festival for a de-stressing day of arts & crafts supplied by OOA. Led by Arts Ambassadors Wiki Jaworska (friendship bracelets); Noelle Salaun (painted flower pots); Theo Najar (scrapbooking & campfire story exquisite corpse) and Hunter staff member Emily Boksenbaum (leather wallet making).

May 4, 2021, 5-6pm: Hip-hop dance workshop (online)
Arnhold Graduate Dance Eduation student Reyna Fox leads a free hip-hop dance workshop for students of all dance experience.

Apr 21, 2021, 6:30-8pm: “How to Stand Out” with Hunter exclusive talkback
Theater administration professionals from Roundabout Theater Company, New York City Center, and Disney Theatrical share best practices with students for applying for internships.

Feb 26, 2021, 1-3pm: Arts Management and Leadership Certificate Info Session
Requirements and eligibility for the certificate, how to declare, and roadmaps for completing the certificate before graduation.

Dec 10, 2020. 1-4pm: Winter Arts Festival (Online)
End of semester arts festival for a de-stressing day of arts & crafts supplied by OOA. Led by Arts Ambassadors Noelle Salaun (crochet); Theo Najar (shrink plastic & exquisite corpse poetry); Wiki Jaworska (cross stitch).

Sep 21, 2020, 6-8pm: Creative Writing Night (Online)
Creative Writing reading session. Led by Arts Ambassador Cailynn Fortune.

July 27, 2020, 4-6pm: Bookmaking and Collage Virtual Open Studio (Online)
An open studio session featuring bookmaking and collage techniques and inspiration. Led by Arts Ambassadors Tara Ohanian and Macy Rajacich.

June 24, 2020, 6-8pm: Protest Art Night (Online)
An art making session dedicated to exploring examples of protest art created by Black artists. Led by Arts Ambassadors Sarah Shea and Talisa Velázquez.

Dec 11, 2019, 1:10-3pm: Career Insights with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Amy A. Lehman, Esq. (Director of Legal Services, VLA)

Oct 30, 2019, 1:10-3pm: Career Insights – All About Sound
Scott Lehrer (Sound Designer for Broadway, TV, and Radio)
Allison Dabdoub (Sound Engineer, BAM)

Oct 3, 2019, 11am-12pm: Career Insights with Arts Brookfield. Rebecca Zuber (Senior Production Director) and Elysa Marden (Vice President, Arts & Events).

Dec 19, 2018, 11:30-3:30pm: Winter Arts Festival + Art of Protest Exhibition
Oct 3, 2018, 12:30-3pm – Arts Administration Job Search Workshop with New York City Center

 New York City Center’s Sharon Counts (Director of Education and Community Engagement) and Sarah Kutnowsky (Education Manager) lead a workshop on applying for and landing jobs in arts administration:

  • Learn best practices around resume writing, cover letters and interviewing
  • Discover how to launch a job search and how best to market yourself
  • Find out about New York City Center’s Apprenticeship Programs

Missed the workshop? Click here for video.

March 21, 2018, 12:30-3pm – The Business of the Arts Panel

Learn about the business of the arts from a distinguished panel of professionals working in entertainment law, finance, and non-profit management in the arts.

Dec 14, 2017, 12-4pm – Winter Arts Festival

Take a break and de-stress with Office of the Arts: Art materials provided for open sketching, painting, and DIY cards. Mini-tutorials in knitting, juggling, & calligraphy throughout the day.

 Nov 29, 2017, 1-3PM: Marketing for the Arts Panel

Co-sponsored with the Hunter Mellon Arts Fellowship Program.
Marketing experts speak with Hunter students about career opportunities and strategy for marketing in the arts.

Panelists:

  • Robin Cembalest, Editorial Strategist
  • Reynaldi Lindner Lolong, Associate Director of Marketing and Membership at The Public Theater
  • Allison Steinberg, Communications and Marketing Strategy Professor at Hunter College.
  • Marcia Stepanek, Media Lecturer at Columbia University’s graduate Nonprofit Management Program & Chief Strategy Officer for Brand Stories

Moderated by Michelle Fizer Peterson, Hunter Mellon Arts Fellowship Program Coordinator

Photos by Zsófia Kozma

Listen to the full panel:

Oct 4, 2017, 1-3PM: Internships in the Arts Panel

Select recipients of the 2017 OOA Summer Arts Internship Award & Internship Coordinators from NYC institutions share their experience and advice for landing an internship in the arts.

Interns and Internship Coordinators from:

Photos by Phuong Vo

Feb 8, 2017: How to Land an Internship in the Arts Panel

Featuring internship coordinators from:

Oct 26, 2016:  Summer Arts Internship Award Forum

Featuring 2016 Summer Internship Award recipients:

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