Announcing | Creative Careers Online Workshop Series

Announcing | Creative Careers Online Workshop Series

Learn about the intricacies of choosing a creative career from the comfort of your home, studio, or anywhere with internet access.

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce its next Online Learning initiative to provide professional development workshops to arts administrators and arts professionals nationally and internationally through a webinar platform.

Arts professionals in all disciplines, organization types, and sizes can now explore the principles of working in the arts industry from anywhere with an internet connection. As many of our professional development programs are focused on building community, these online sessions also provide virtual networking opportunities to registered participants.

The “NYFA Online Learning: Creative Careers” series is curated by Mara Vlatković and is designed to guide you on the ins and outs of being a professional in the arts industry. Whether you’re just starting out, have been in the midst of it for years, or are looking for new challenges or opportunities, you’ll find great advice and inspiration in this series. You can register for all the workshops in a row as they build off of each other, or attend the one that speaks to your current situation and needs.

Each session in this series costs $25. Registration starts six weeks prior to the workshop date.

April 30
Finding a Job in the Arts
Presented by Adrienne Stortz, Director of Special Projects, Arts Initiative & Miller Theatre, Columbia University
Registration: Please register for the program here.

Are you new to job hunting in the arts? Or are you looking for new opportunities but haven’t been a jobseeker for a few years? The arts world can be challenging to navigate: what does “networking” mean in an age of social media, how do you determine which jobs you want, where do you find job postings, and how do you make your resume really stand out? This workshop will take you through the process of finding a new job, including searching, applying, interviewing, and negotiating an offer. You will come away with a clear roadmap of how to land your next dream gig in the arts.

May 21
Arts Administration: Defining Roles
Presented by Andrew Taylor, Associate Professor of Arts Management, American University
Registration: Please register for the program here.

Arts Administration and Arts Management are broad terms that contain a multitude of roles and functions. What’s the best fit for you, and how do you find and grow into the work you’re most connected to? This session will explore the many parts and players that transform creative inspiration into fully realized artistic work—from production and management to marketing, development, operations, finance, education, and more. If you’re thinking of switching or extending your work in the arts, or hoping to connect your strongest skills with the art-world’s greatest needs, come learn about the individual pieces and the whole that make the arts and artists thrive.

June 18
Navigating Office Politics

Presenter to be announced.

There is no workplace without office politics. Water cooler conversations, favoritism, micromanagement, work friends—they’re all part of a larger structure that informs your day-to-day work experience. Learn how to navigate and use the organizational framework of your workplace to advance and excel in your career. Small changes and adjustments can have a large impact and can make everyone’s work day easier and more comfortable. Identify new ways of managing up or down and how to grow in organizations that might lack support, professional development, or good HR practices.

How It Works:

  • Each session lasts for 90 minutes, including the lecture and Q&A.
  • Each session will take place from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST.
  • Creatives from around the world can join workshops through our 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.

This program is part of NYFA Learning, which includes professional development for artists and arts administrators. Sign up for NYFA’s free bi-weekly newsletter to receive updates on future programs.

Image: Online learning participant. Background: Margeaux Walter, Ready Set, 2014, Digital C-Print mounted to aluminum, Photo Credit: NYFA

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