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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 2019 on the following dates. 

  • September 9, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • November 4, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Doctor's Hours On Call is an expansion of NYFA's popular Doctor's Hours program, which provides practical and professional advice through one-on-one remote consultations with arts consultants. This program enables you to schedule your appointment at your convenience via Skype, from the comfort of your home, studio, or anywhere with Internet access. Upcoming sessions with our Doctor's Hours On Call consultants will be announced soon.

Doctor's Hours On Call Consultants:

Sarah Hart Corpron specializes in arts and culture-specific fundraising, grant writing, business planning, and project management. Hart Corpron will be available to offer feedback for artists of all disciplines on grant or funding proposals (including budgets), project proposals, and cover letter and resume review for art administrators.

Michelle Levy is a curator and artist whocan offer feedback to visual or multidisciplinary artists and curators on portfolio presentation, grant proposals, applications for exhibitions and residencies, and curatorial project proprosals. Levy specializes in writing, and can help with artist, project, and curatorial statements.

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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