SAIC student’s arts administration practice provides resources and collaborators to help artists realize their work.
Olivia Junell (Dual MA 2016) has made arts administration her full-time studio practice as the Managing Director at High Concept Laboratories (HCL), an arts organization providing resources for independent artists through workshops and residencies, and as an MA candidate at SAIC. Once she struggled to maintain a rigorous studio practice, which was continually interrupted by her “day jobs.” But Junell found a way to marry the two.
“I really see arts administrators as filling this bridge between an artist and everyone who’s not an artist,” Junell says. “An artist’s main focus should be on making art.”