College & Career Fair for the Arts
A totally free event to help you go to college and learn about careers in the arts.
- 25 local colleges, universities, and organizations participating
- One-on-one college counseling
- Student workshops on theatre careers and entrepreneurship for artists
- Parent workshops on college planning and helping your student artist
- Meet with professional actors, playwrights, designers, and directors
- Food truck with free brunch
- PLUS: free headshots for the first 100 students who RSVP and attend!
- College & Resource Fair 9:30am – 2pm
- Meet with representatives from local colleges and universities, as well as arts organizations and other services for teens and young adults.
- Free Headshots 10am – 4pm
- Professional photographers are donating free headshots to the first 100 students who register and attend. Photos will be taken on-site and available digitally afterward. Make sure you RSVP in advance and arrive early.
- Free Food Truck 10:30am – 12pm
- Vegetarian & vegan options will be available.
- College Counseling 10am – 12pm
- College counselors will be standing by to meet individually with students and/or their families.
- Artists' Life Info Tables 10am – 12pm
- Curious about how to become a playwright, actor, designer, or director? We’ll have professionals available to answer all of your questions.
- More Perks
- Participate in fun artmaking activities, learn about free Center Theatre Group programs and tickets for students, and get a free one-year subscription to Backstage, a great online resource for actors and performers (for new student subscribers only).
- College Financing for Parents of Artists (Parents/Guardians/Educators Only) 12pm–1pm
- Parents and educators are invited to this comprehensive overview of paying for higher education—including scholarships and financial aid—as well as school and degree options.
- Your Theatre Career (Students Only) 12pm–1pm
- This fun workshop will help you think about the life you want to lead in the arts, and how you might make it happen.
- 100% That Boss: When You Are the Brand, the Artist, and the Entrepreneur (Students/Parents/Guardians/Educators) 1:15pm – 2:15pm
- Lead by Katrina Frye of Mischief Managed, a business development company that works to meet the needs and challenges of today's artists + creatives.
- I Am/You Are An Artist: Parents & Teen Artists in Conversation (Students/Parents/Guardians/Educators) 2:30pm – 4pm
- Teen artists, what are your hopes and fears for your future? Parents and educators, what are your dreams for your emerging artist? All are invited to this thoughtful, participatory workshop.
The Fair is open to current high school students, parents, and teachers. Some workshops are just for students. Note that adults will not be admitted if not accompanied by a high school student.
For questions or more information, email CareerFair@CTGLA.org.