Apply Now | NYSCA/NYFA Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program, Presented by Huntington Arts Council
Free professional development for artists is on its way to Long Island!
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts’ State & Local Partnerships program and Huntington Arts Council, is pleased to announce the third year of the NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp. The Boot Camp is part of a series of ongoing professional development programs for the arts communities in New York State.
The NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp is an intensive, multi-day professional development opportunity that delves into the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts. Featured topics will include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. Additional material will be drawn from NYFA’s popular textbook The Profitable Artist (Allworth Press, 2011).
The structure of the program is a blend of formal lectures, discussions, and breakout groups. Participants work through a flexible and dynamic “action plan” and other entrepreneurial tools that provide a blueprint for their practice or specific projects.
There is no charge to participate in the NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program. Artists interested in attending are required to apply, and participants are selected through a panel review process. Artists of all disciplines and career stages, including students, are encouraged to apply.
Location: Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Application Deadline: Monday, August 27, 2018, 11:59 PM EST
Thursday, October 11: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Overview of Artist As Entrepreneur and Participant Introductions
Sessions One and Two
Friday, October 12: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 13: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Topics will include Finance, Law, Strategic Planning, and Fundraising
Sunday, October 14: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
AM: Work Sample Review
PM: Individual Presentations in Small Groups
Attendance is mandatory to all sessions. Please check your calendar before applying.
How to Apply:
Apply via Submittable* by Monday, August 27, 2018, 11:59 PM EST
- Open to artists in all disciplines and career stages, including students
- Artists living and working in New York State**
For the application please provide:
- Your long terms goals and why you are interested in applying to this program
- A narrative bio of your professional career
- A link to your website or online presence
- Work samples with the work statement and the description
* First-time users will need to register with Submittable to access the application portal.
**Priority will be given to artists living and working on Long Island, in Nassau and Suffolk counties however the program is open to artists throughout New York State.
Notification: On or before Monday, September 10, 2018
On selection into the program, artists will be asked to pay a $25 program deposit which will be automatically refunded at the end of the program, if artists attend all sessions. If a family or medical emergency prevents attendance, this would be considered an exception to the rule.
Questions? Email [email protected].
NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp Testimonials
After leaving the Boot Camp, I felt more hopeful about my personal artistic practice than I had in a long while. I gained resources and connections I would not have otherwise gained in this compact weekend.
– Pilar Arthur-Snead, Visual artist, 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp presented by The Flower City Arts Center.
For many artists, we operate in our own bubble and this program is an invaluable opportunity to leave that bubble for a little while, hear about other artists’ experiences, and learn some really pointed information to help us grow our businesses. Sometimes we all need a kick in the pants and this bootcamp not only provides that kick, but gives us the tools to create and execute an action plan.
– Monique Hunter, Dancing Light Stained Glass Studio, 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp presented by The Flower City Arts Center.
This program is made possible through New York State Council on the Arts, State & Local Partnerships, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Images, from top: Huntington Arts Council Closing Reception for Solo Exhibit by artist Diego Garcia, Photo: Courtesy of Huntington Arts Council; Decentralization Grant Workshop Presented by Huntington Arts Council, Photo: Courtesy of Huntington Arts Council