Announcing | Doctor’s Hours “On Call” Consultant Maria Villafranca
Villafranca can help you manage career transitions, develop marketing and communications strategies, implement new revenue models, and more.
Are you an artist, creator, or arts administrator in need of some career advice? New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to introduce Maria Villafranca as its newest Doctor’s Hours On Call consultant. Doctor’s Hours On Call is designed to provide practical and professional advice from arts consultants that can be scheduled at your own convenience online.
Villafranca is a nonprofit management consultant with more than 15 years of experience in leadership roles at NYC-based arts organizations. She specializes in helping artists and creatives manage career transitions, develop marketing and communications strategies, and implement new revenue-generating models, and can provide feedback on fellowship applications, grant proposals, and marketing plans from digital strategies to media relations. Villafranca is also available to assist individuals looking for a job in the arts with cover letter and resume review, and can help current arts administrators navigate complicated situations such as asking for a raise or managing a difficult employee.
You can register for 30-minute or 45-minute (recommended for large grant application review) one-on-one appointments with Villafranca. Helpful instructions are available here.
Title: Doctor’s Hours On Call
Program Duration: Appointments available September 25 through November 30, 2019
Location: Online via Skype
Cost: $65 per 30-minute appointment or $90 per 45-minute appointment; both include advance material review
Register: Click here to register
Questions: Email [email protected] with the subject line: “Doctor’s Hours On Call”
September sessions are also available with consultants Sarah Hart Corpron and Michelle Levy; please click here to register.
Maria Villafranca is a nonprofit management consultant with more than 15 years of experience in leadership roles at NYC-based arts organizations. She has a background as a writer, and brings an editorial eye and compassionate approach to her sessions. Most recently, she was the inaugural Director of Communications at the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, where she partnered with board and staff to develop core values while working with grantees and organizational partners around the country to promote freedom of artistic expression. In addition to launching the foundation’s digital strategy and social media presence, she placed feature stories for the foundation in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Artforum, Hyperallergic, and more.
Previously, Villafranca worked at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) for ten years where she established NYFA’s first communications and online resources department, supervised staff, and helped launch NYFA’s racial equity initiatives. During her tenure at NYFA, she also raised income through advertising and strategic partnerships, and increased annual revenue by over 700%. She has presented on nonprofit management, creative careers, and artist resources at organizations across the country, and has held positions at the Pace Gallery, Marbella Gallery, and the Dactyl Foundation for the Arts & Humanities. She has a BA degree in Art History and English from Rutgers University and an MFA degree in Fiction from Brooklyn College. She currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband, son, and pug.
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: Maria Villafranca, Courtesy Maria Villafranca