Pursuing a career in the fine arts can lead to a lifetime of fulfilling work. Yet, multiple challenges exist including making money, building a career, capitalizing on limited opportunities, dealing with commercialism, and making sense of the mechanics and metaphysics of this particular career path. Advising fine arts students can be especially challenging for those who do not interact with such students on a regular basis. This community identifies and addresses issues pertaining to fine arts college students. Our focus is on students in creative, performing, and cinematic disciplines. We have a particular interest in fostering increased collaboration, research, and scholarship in this arena. Ongoing discussions center on the unique pressures attendant to academic assessment in the arts, and how best to support cultural producers in today’s world.