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NYFA's Online Learning Initiative provides professional development workshops for artists, arts administrators, and arts professionals nationally and internationally through a webinar platform.

Creators in all disciplines, from the comfort of your home, studio, or anywhere with Internet access, can explore the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts through NYFA's new Online Learning Initiative. As many of our professional development programs are focused on building community, these online sessions also provide virtual networking opportunities to registered participants.


      • Each session lasts for 90 minutes, including the lecture and Q&A.
      • Each session will be offered on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST.*
      • Creatives from around the world can join workshops through our Anymeeting webinar platform or international call-in numbers.
      • Participants will have access to the presenters during the live sessions, and also to the program materials and recordings after the workshops as long as they register before the session starts.
      • Registrants will have access to the recordings for six months following the session.*

*Unless otherwise noted.

If you are interested in bringing customized online learning to your community, please visit our Educational Partnerships page or contact Felicity Hogan, Director of NYFA Learning, at fhogan@nyfa.org.


The first series of online workshops will expand on NYFA’s popular textbook The Profitable Artist, and will cover related topics including strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. The series will be offered on September 25, October 16, and November 20; the registration for the November 20 session is now open.

For more information, please email learning@nyfa.org.


"Copyright 101" Presented by Elissa D. Hecker, The Profitable Artist Contributor

November 20, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Cost: $25

As a creator, it is important to be able to make a living from the hard work you devote to your original works of authorship. You should have the right to control what others can and cannot do with your works, with a few exceptions. Often, however, the legal and business aspects of what to do with art before, during, and after it is created will depend on copyright law. A creator’s copyrights are part of a bundle from which an artist can, among other things, license, sell, transfer, and/or assign, any number of rights to another. This workshop will provide an introduction to the basics of U.S. Copyright law and highlight types of licensing and the fair use defense. If you create, use, appropriate, produce, or commission, then this workshop is for you!

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