Tyler School of Art's Life After Tyler podcasts

A new initiative from Tyler School of Art Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC): Life After Tyler podcasts! The DSAC asked for career workshops they could fit into a student’s busy schedule, so we will be producing podcasts for you to listen to while you run, commute, or work in the studio. Watch for these helpful podcasts periodically (the goal is to produce at least one every other week). If you would like to suggest a topic, or if you would like to make one yourself, contact Student Life (
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Jun 8, 2018

A key challenge for many artists is continuing to focus on the art they love while earning a living that affords them the lifestyle they desire. A number of new and creative career choices and paths are available which allow you to develop the professional life you desire.

This is the opening panel discussion from our Artist as Entrepreneur Bootcamp workshop held January 20, 2018. Panelists include:

  • Ashley Peel Pinkham, co-owner, Philadelphia Independents
  • Tiffica Benza, co-owner, Philadelphia Independents
  • Joy Stember, owner, Joy Stember Metal Arts Studio
  • William Farr, owner, Will Farr Design
  • Emily Logan, Moderator

If you would like to read their full bios, click here to download.

Aug 22, 2017

Becoming a working artist: strategies for: Fundraising your projects • Securing fellowships, Residencies and Awards • Securing agents, galleries, distributors • DIY distribution/exhibition

LeAnn Erickson, Professor, FMA Dept

Kari Scott, Assistant Director, Student Life, Tyler School of Art

Sara Zia Ebrahimi, Program Director, Leeway Foundation

Barbara Gorka, Director of Fellowships Advising, Temple University (

Andrew Simonet, co-founder Artists U


Mar 10, 2017

Artist as Entrepreneur: Working as an Independent Contractor- Advanced tips
Forming an LLC • Legal needs of small businesses • Taxes • Management and Marketing your brand

Panel: LeAnn Erickson, FMA Professor: Facilitator • Anthony Fletcher, founder of ABM Digifilms, LLC, independent features and webseries • Doris Lin, founder of Spirit Animal, full service video production house • James Madison, Owner/Producer, Expressway Grip and Productions


Jan 5, 2017

Art coach Carlee Meyer will teach you how to keep a balance in your life as a creative person while also being more productive. This podcast was recorded from a public workshop Carlee gave in Temple Contemporary on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Carlee's website is a treasure trove of information; visit it here:

Dec 20, 2016

Freelancing and independent contracting is the wave of the very near future.  This is the first of four workshops to help filmmakers, artists and all creatives prepare to work and compete in the Gig Economy. Workshop Facilitator: LeAnn Erickson, Professor, Dept of Film and Media Arts. Panelists: Bruce James-Freelance Videographer and Producer; Patrick Decaumette- Freelance Film Composer and Sound Designer; Todd Broadbent- Freelance Web Designer. (October 25, 2016)

Dec 20, 2016

Find your entrepreneurial spirit and get inspired by a panel of four female business owners who will share their successes and challenges of starting something new. The panel includes Emily Carris, photographer; founder, The Art Dept (gallery and art supply boutique); Marcy Coffey, graphic designer; partner, WFGD Studio (certified women-owned design firm); and Karyn Gerred, painter & professional scenic artist; founder, The Resource Exchange (nonprofit reuse center and workshop space). Also joining us was Kate Cassidy from Blackstone Launchpad to briefly present their resources. (October 11, 2016)