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Doctor’s Hours offers artists an opportunity for one-on-one consultations with a range of industry professionals in their creative field.

Artists can receive practical and professional advice in person from one or more arts professionals. The programming is offered in a variety of artistic disciplines and some multilingual sessions as well. On occasion, NYFA conducts pro-bono legal clinics, in association with the New York State Bar Association.


NYFA Learning conducts these sessions three to four times annually at NYFA's offices in Brooklyn, serving approximately 200 artists each year. Consultants can be available by request for skype and phone consultations for artists not able to commute to Brooklyn, NY.


NYFA's next Doctor's Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video, Film, Photography, New Media, Multidisciplinary, Performance Art, Socially-Engaged Practices, and Folk and Traditional Arts) will take place in Spring 2019, on the following dates:

  • April 1, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • June 17, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • September 9, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • November 4, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Are you a film/video, new media, or multidisciplinary artist in need of some career advice? Click here for information on how to register for a Doctor's Hours appointment on April 1.


NYFA is pleased to announce Doctor's Hours On Call, a new program that expands its popular Doctor's Hours program to provide practical and professional advice through one-on-one remote consultations with arts consultants via Skype. Curator and Artist Michelle Levy is available for 30-minute appointments in March and April 2019, and can offer feedback to visual or multidisicplinary artists and curators on portfolio presentation, grant proposals, applications for exhibitions and residencies, and curatorial project proposals. She specializes in writing, and can help with artist, project, and curatorial statements. Click here for full details on how to register.

If you need career advice and feedback more immediately, NYFA Coaching offers ongoing support for your creative practice with NYFA Staff.


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Image: Andrea Ray (Fellow in Architecture ’04, Interdisciplinary '12)

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