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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 following workshops are all led by specialized coaches from our NYFA Coaching program, who bring many years of experience as art industry leaders to their presentations. As many of our professional development programs are focused on building community, and these online sessions also provide virtual networking opportunities to registered participants.

February 18, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

How to Find and Land Your Dream Job in the Arts!

Presented by Maria Villafranca, NYFA Coach and Consultant

Are you passionate about the arts and looking for a career where you can contribute to a vibrant cultural sector? Whether you are an entry-level job-seeker or an experienced manager who is interested in a career transition, this workshop will help you define your career path, find opportunities, and walk you through all stages of a job search, from applying to interviewing to negotiating an offer. We’ll discuss arts-specific resources covering a range of disciplines, common application missteps, and how to strategically network in the field. You’ll walk away with a clearer sense of how to frame your career for new opportunities and essential strategies to land your dream job in the arts.

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March 17, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Writing About Your Artwork: Artist Statements

Presented by Michelle Levy, NYFA Coach, Curator, and Interdisciplinary Artist

Have you ever found writing an artist statement overwhelming and not sure where to start or what to include? Have you struggled with staying true to your voice while matching established expectations? Writing an artist statement should be easy – after all, you are the number-one expert on your own work. But the reality is that no matter how good of a writer you are, writing about your own work is never easy, because it is so close to you. Yet, it is crucial to have an effective statement that represents your work well and makes an impact. Further, the process of crafting a strong statement is an important exercise for every artist, as it helps clarify your ideas and benefits your artistic development as a whole.

This webinar is an overview for artists of all disciplines wishing to improve their artist statements.

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April 21, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Film Pitches and Grant Applications: What Funders Really Want to Know, and Why

Presented by NYFA Coach Matthew Seig

This workshop will review what all funders want to know about you and your film, regardless of whether they are investors and producers (for profit) or donors and foundations (nonprofit). Understanding why funders are asking the questions they ask will help you craft better answers. More details will be provided with registration when it opens six weeks prior.


May 19, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Realistic Budgets for Artists: Breaking down Project ideas for Fundraising Opportunities

Presented by NYFA Coaches Gabriella Calandro and Anne Muntges

In this workshop, participants will learn how to assign value to their time, clearly allocate and spend money on a project, and how to best structure budgets for project and funding opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with a better idea of how to paint a clear picture about their project through their budget. More details will be provided with registration when it opens six weeks prior.

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