The Freelance Arts Career 101

This session will explore some of the challenges faced by early-career artists, creatives and freelancers. Led by Tisch alumnus James Clements, it will focus on the importance of building a strong personal brand, navigating meaningful networking and balancing all the different hats a creative has to wear!

James Clements is an actor, writer, director, producer and arts educator based between New York and Scotland. Clements has performed at venues including La Mama E.T.C., HERE, Rattlestick and MITU580, and has been on the creative team for projects at Lincoln Centre LCT3, the Public and the 92nd Street Y. His original plays, described by critics as "magnifying" (TimeOut), "intricate" (BroadwayWorld) and “intellectual” (Theatre is Easy), have been performed in cities across the US, Canada and the UK. He is an affiliated instructor for Drama at his alma mater, NYU, and a Co-Artistic Director of What Will the Neighbors Say?

This event is presented by the Tisch Office of Career Development. To learn more about TOCD's services, go to

Please note this event will not be recorded.