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"Made in NY" Women's Film, TV, and Theatre Fund Info Session


Date: Sep. 19 (12:30 PM - 1:00 PM )

Location: NYFA's Facebook Page

Created by the City of New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and administered by NYFA, the "Made in NY" Women's Film, TV and Theatre Fund will provide finishing grants for film, television, digital projects and theatre productions. Join the NYFA Grants team on Wednesday, September 19 on Facebook Live as they talk through this new initiative, touch on what projects are eligible for funding, and look closely at the application form and process. Following, the team will answer questions from the audience.

Learn more about the fund and Facebook Live event via NYFA Current.

#ArtistHotline Staff Q&A: "Art + Business"


Date: Sep. 19 (3:00 - 4:00 PM)

Location: Twitter, using the hashtag #ArtistHotline

We're hosting an “Art + Business” Staff Q&A as part of our monthly Artist Professional Development Day on Twitter. We'll hear from Judy Cai, Senior Program Officer, NYFA Learning. She'll draw from NYFA’s newly-revised second edition of The Profitable Artist: A Handbook for All Artists in the Performing, Literary, and Visual Arts (Allworth Press, 2018). Cai will explain how key business concepts and tools can benefit an individual artist’s practice or project.

Find details on NYFA Current.


#ArtistHotline Professional Development Day on Twitter


Date: Sep. 19 (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Location: Twitter, using the hashtag #ArtistHotline

#ArtistHotline, a professional development Twitter chat, is the perfect forum for sharing the areas of your arts career where you flourish, and the ones in which advice from peers and arts administrators will encourage you to leave your comfort zone and expand your skillset.

Find details on NYFA Current.


#ArtistHotline Guest Chat: "Resources for Curators"


Date: Sep. 19 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Location: Twitter, using the hashtag #ArtistHotline

We're hosting a Guest Chat as part of our monthly Artist Professional Development Day on Twitter. During the “Resources for Curators” Guest Chat, we’ll tweet with a multidisciplinary panel: Larry Ossei-Mensah, who is Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at MOCAD and cultural critic; Xavier de Sousa, an independent performance maker, curator, and producer; and Cheryl Tipp, who is Curator of Wildlife and Environmental Sounds at the British Library. They’ll share their experiences in the curatorial field with advice on how to chart your own path as a curator.

Find details on NYFA Current.


Film Festival Strategies: What They Are and Why You Need Them


Date: Sep. 20 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Location: The New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Ste 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Kathy Brew, guest curator of "Doc Fortnight: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media" will help you navigate the important elements of a festival strategy including: what you hope to get from your festival experience, choosing festivals that will best suit your film and your expectations, thinking of ways to attract the interest of programmers at your desired festivals, and making good use of the festivals that you get into.

Full event details, including how to register, on NYFA Current.

The Fundraising Landscape: Making Fundraising Work for You


Date: Sep. 25 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

Location: Online

Do you feel overwhelmed by the prospect of funding your art practice or a particular project? If you’re unsure of how to start the fundraising process or curious about how to do it efficiently and effectively, this interactive webinar is for you. We will cover the essential elements of researching and writing grants, designing and optimizing crowdfunding campaigns, and activating your network. Building off of material from the second-edition of NYFA's popular textbook "The Profitable Artist," we will offer additional tools and strategies to customize a fundraising plan for your purposes and time for questions at the end. Presented by Peter Cobb, strategic consultant and co-editor of "The Profitable Artist."

Learn more and register here via Eventbrite.

The Profitable Artist Series: Financial Basics for Artists


Date: Sep. 26 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

Location:The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201

In our “Financial Basics for Artists" presentation, you will have the opportunity to meet two of the main contributors to The Profitable Artist, Rosalba Mazzola, CPA, and Julian Schubach, ODI Financial, as they discuss important topics from the book related to budgeting, accounting, and personal finance. The interactive session will feature presentations, Q&A, and the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of "The Profitable Artist."

Learn more via NYFA Current.

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Application Seminar


Date: Oct. 4 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)

Location: The New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The application cycle for the 2018/19 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship program opens on September 26, with applications being accepted through Wednesday, January 23, 2019. If you’re interested in applying, join NYFA at our Brooklyn Office to review the application process and get your questions answered.

Cost: Free with RSVP.

Learn more on NYFA Current.


NYFA Arts Administrators Meet Up


Date: Oct. 11 (10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)

Location: Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743

Join NYFA and partners for a social meet up to develop connections and grow your professional network on Long Island, in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The event will serve as a forum for arts administrators to explore the strengths and challenges of the field.

Learn more via NYFA Current.

NYFA Resources and Services Talk with NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Info Session in Huntington, NY


Date: Oct. 13 (5:00 PM - 6:00 PM)

Location: Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743

NYFA, in partnership with New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) State & Local Partnerships program, will present a free public event for artists of all disciplines in collaboration with the Huntington Arts Council. The event will provide an overview of our free and low-cost national programs and services, and particular emphasis will be placed on providing information on the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship.

Cost: Free with RSVP.

Learn more on NYFA Current.


Marketing for Artists in the Digital Age


Date: Oct. 16 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM )

Location: Online

This online workshop will cover social media and email marketing, and will highlight (often completely free!) tools you can use to develop a dedicated following. Informed by "The Profitable Artist," you will learn how to understand your audience, build marketing goals, and make the most of your own time and resources. Presented by Mara Vlatkovic, arts marketing and communications professional and "The Profitable Artist" contributor.

Learn more and register here via Eventbrite.

NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program in Corning, NY


Date: Nov. 1 (thru Nov. 4)

Location: Corning Museum of Glass, 1 Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830

Applications are now open (thru 8/17) for this professional development program, which will take place from November 1-4, 2018 in Corning, NY. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp will presented free of charge to selected participants by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts’ State & Local Partnerships program and The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. Featured topics will include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising.

Learn more and apply via NYFA Current.