portfolio week

Portfolio Week

Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Week gives local youth the opportunity to speak with college representatives, get their portfolio critiqued, and receive a true advantage as they contend for merit-based scholarships in the arts. For more than 20 years, Portfolio Week is able to provide a unique opportunity to high school, undergraduate, and Art Institute students free of charge thanks to a generous grant from a local foundation. The last two years, The Art Effect’s traditional Portfolio Day was able to pivot to a virtual event in response to the pandemic, with more than 340 portfolio reviews over the course of a full week! This unique virtual week-long event offers personal interaction which approximates the flow of an in-person event, allowing attendees the chance to explore additional schools they didn’t previously make appointments with when available.

Students are able to sign up for 15 minute portfolio review time slots from 4 – 8:00pm with various colleges over each of the three days of the virtual Portfolio Week each November. Choose and register for colleges below. Not sure which collages to visit with? Type your major(s) of interest into the keyword search field to see which schools are the best fit for you.

For more information check out the 2022 Portfolio Week official program:

What should you bring to your pre-scheduled appointment?

Your portfolio should consist of 10-15 of your best and most recent visual artwork. You may also want to include works in progress or sketchbooks in order to share your process when necessary. Each portfolio should be photographed and uploaded to be presented digitally via Zoom’s screen share during your scheduled meeting time.

For additional information please contact The Art Effect office at 845.471.7477

Portfolio Week is hosted by The Art Institute; a year-round, intensive, pre-college portfolio development program for motivated teens ages 14-19. The Art Institute  has been preparing students for acquiring merit-based scholarships to the nation’s best schools in the visual and media arts since 1996. Click here to learn more.