TASK: Describe (2-3) Professional Artistic Career S.M.A.R.T. Goals with Answers to the QUESTIONS LISTED

STEPS:

  1. Reflect on past accomplishments, what you are doing now, and what you would like to accomplish in your professional artistic career.
  2. Develop goal statements and action statements that will motivate you to achieve your goals.
  3. Identify and describe your Artistic Career S.M.A.R.T. Goals, Actions Required, Success Criteria, Implementation, and Effect.

S.M.A.R.T. GOALS are:

 Specific: A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. To set a specific goal you must answer the six “W” questions:

 

*Who: Who is involved?

*What: What do I want to accomplish?

*Where: Identify a location … i.e. at Skwachàys, in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in British Columbia, Canada, or elsewhere in the world!

*When: Establish a time frame… i.e. within the first 6 months of residency, within the first year of residency, after three years in residency, etc!

*Which: Identify requirements and a constrainti.e.  is a specific type of training required? Are there prerequisites? Do you have the information needed to move ahead?

*Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal… i.e. by achieving this goal, my artistic career will flourish as I make new contacts and present my work!

EXAMPLE: A (general goal without actions described) “Get more exhibitions for my work.” (specific goal with actions), “Find a professional mentor who can help me to get my work exhibited and start meeting with other successful artist to learn their strategies for coffee every month.”

Measurable: Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set. When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates, and experience the exhilaration of achievement that spurs you on to continued effort required to reach your goal. Ex. Within first 6 months, professional mentorship has begun with established artist who meets with me twice a month for coffee and reviews my work progress to help me see where I need to focus.

Attainable: You can attain most any goal you set when you plan your steps wisely and establish a time frame that allows you to carry out those steps. Goals that may have seemed far away and out of reach eventually move closer and become attainable, not because your goals shrink, but because you grow and expand to match them.  Ex. I seek out professional mentorship from someone I trust can help me move along in my career rather than reaching out to someone I do not know or trust to meet with me.

Realistic: To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work. A goal can be both high and realistic; you are the only one who can decide just how high your goal should be so ensure every goal represents substantial progress.

 

Timely: Your goal is probably realistic if you truly believe that it can be accomplished. Additional ways to know if your goal is realistic is to determine if you have accomplished anything similar in the past or ask yourself what conditions would have to exist to accomplish this goal. Ready? Set? Begin!

 

Goals / Objectives:

What do I want to be able to do or do better?

Actions:

What methods will I use to achieve my goals?

Goals must be Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic, and Time-Based.

Success Criteria:

How will I recognize my success?

How will I review and measure my improvement?

Implementation:

 

How will I practice and apply what I learn?

Effect:

 

How does this goal nurture my career development?

To achieve…in the first 6 months of YEAR 1 residency.

 

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Goals / Objectives:

What do I want to be able to do or do better?

Actions:

What methods will I use to achieve my goals?

Goals must be Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic, and Time-Based.

Success Criteria:

How will I recognize my success?

How will I review and measure my improvement?

Implementation:

 

How will I practice and apply what I learn?

Effect:

 

How does this goal nurture my career development?

To achieve…in the 2nd six months of YEAR 1 of residency.

 

 

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Goals / Objectives:

What do I want to be able to do or do better?

Actions:

What methods will I use to achieve my goals?

Goals must be Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic, and Time-Based.

Success Criteria:

How will I recognize my success?

How will I review and measure my improvement?

Implementation:

 

How will I practice and apply what I learn?

Effect:

 

How does this goal nurture my career development?

To achieve…in the 1st six months of YEAR 2 of residency.

 

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Goals / Objectives:

What do I want to be able to do or do better?

Actions:

What methods will I use to achieve my goals?

Goals must be Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic, and Time-Based.

Success Criteria:

How will I recognize my success?

How will I review and measure my improvement?

Implementation:

 

How will I practice and apply what I learn?

Effect:

 

How does this goal nurture my career development?

To achieve…in the 2nd six months of YEAR 2 of residency.

 

 

 

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Goals / Objectives:

What do I want to be able to do or do better?

Actions:

What methods will I use to achieve my goals?

Goals must be Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic, and Time-Based.

Success Criteria:

How will I recognize my success?

How will I review and measure my improvement?

Implementation:

 

How will I practice and apply what I learn?

Effect:

 

How does this goal nurture my career development?

To achieve…in the 1st six months of YEAR 3 of residency.

 

 

 

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Goals / Objectives:

What do I want to be able to do or do better?

Actions:

What methods will I use to achieve my goals?

Goals must be Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic, and Time-Based.

Success Criteria:

How will I recognize my success?

How will I review and measure my improvement?

Implementation:

 

How will I practice and apply what I learn?

Effect:

 

How does this goal nurture my career development?

To achieve…in the 2nd six months of YEAR 3 of residency.

 

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