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SEA is a program geared towards helping emerging visual, performing, literary, and media artists gain the resources and connections they need to be a successful creative.​


Housed at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, and funded through grants and private donations; SEA offers a variety of programming including conferences, workshops, panel discussions, webinars, competitions, mentoring, virtual coffee hours, and so much more. (For 2020-21, all programming has been adapted to virtual formats including the launch of our 1-1 Mentoring Platform and Membership Content Site / ArtCareer365.)


At the Annual In-Person Conference, there are a variety of activities including keynote presentations, artist-led sessions, one-on-one mentoring, round table discussions, networking events, as well as creative releases such as a gallery reception, create room, and pitch competition. ​


SEA program support is provided by staff, advisory board members, ambassadors, volunteers, sponsors, and collaborative partners.  


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