Apply Now | NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program in Syracuse, NY
The deadline to apply for this free professional development program, presented by CNY Arts, is Friday, August 16.
Applications are now open for this professional development program, which will take place in September 2019 in Syracuse, NY. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp will be presented free of charge to selected participants by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts’ State & Local Partnerships program and CNY Arts as 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, 2018). The structure is a blend of workshops, 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 at all career stages, including students, and of all disciplines (Visual, Multidisciplinary, Performing, Literary, Interdisciplinary, Social Practice, Folk and Traditional, Film, Video and New Media) are encouraged to apply.
Program Dates and Location
Title: NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program
Program Dates: Thursday, September 12-15, 2019
Program Location: CNY Arts, John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 11th Floor, 421 Montgomery St, Syracuse, NY 13202
Thursday, September 12, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Overview of Artist As Entrepreneur and Participant Introductions
Friday – Sunday, September 13-15, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily
Workshops and panels on strategic planning, finance, art law, and fundraising.
Work sample review and individual presentations of action plans in small groups.
Attendance is mandatory to all sessions. Please check your calendar before applying.
How to Apply:
Apply via Submittable by Friday, August 16, 2019, 12:00 PM EST. First-time users will need to register with Submittable to access the application portal.
- Open to artists in all disciplines and career stages, including students
- Artists living and working in New York State, with priority given to artists in Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego counties.
For the application we ask you provide:
- Your long term 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
Notification: On or before Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Application Questions? Email [email protected]
Questions about Syracuse? Email CNY Arts, [email protected]
Participating in the NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp gave me a chance to connect with other artists and writers from all over the state. We shared challenges and goals with each other. I also had the opportunity to talk with a local arts professional about setting rates for workshops and private teaching. We discussed what it takes to set up a business and teach independently outside of academia as well as in alternative settings like libraries. A visual artist I met from Brooklyn and I shared resources about artist residencies we had attended and our individual art practices, and gave each other feedback on our websites. We have continued to stay in touch. After completing the NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Bootcamp, I have successfully taught private workshops in which I was able to make a higher rate for the time I spent teaching and preparing. I really appreciate that. – Sejal Shah; Writer, Teaching Artist, and 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Fiction; 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program 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 LeThis 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.
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: NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, September 2018, Photo Credit: NYFA Learning