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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.

HOW IT WORKS:

      • 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.

UPCOMING SESSIONS:

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 continue its focus on legal topics on January 15 and February 19, 2019.

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

 

"Art Law: Contractual Terms" Presented by Lawyer John Wierzbicki

January 15, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Cost: $25

This workshop seeks to empower artists by guiding them through the general meaning of terms that they will likely see in contracts throughout their practice. Topics include copyright and other ownership rights, "reasonable efforts" clauses, risk of loss, indemnification, termination, and morality clauses. The course is taught by John Wierzbicki, a lawyer in the publishing industry who has conducted workshops on copyright, contracts, and negotiation to artists and art students on both coasts. Wierzbicki has presented at several NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Programs in New York State and at NYFA's Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in Oakland, CA. An entertaining speaker, Wierzbicki makes complicated concepts accessible.
 

"Business Entities" Presented by Lawyer Zak Shusterman

February 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Cost: $25

If you’re earning even part of your living as an artist, you should consider whether forming a separate business entity is the right decision for you. This workshop will review the questions you need to ask yourself at the beginning of this decision-making process. Then, we’ll move on to discussing the most common business structures for artists, from remaining a sole proprietor to limited liability companies, the standard corporation types, and the new benefit corporation option. This course is taught by Zak Shusterman, a lawyer who advises a range of entrepreneurs, creatives, and organizations in both the for-profit and non-profit sector at all stages of their development.

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