Apply | NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program in Corning, NY
Apply now to participate in a free Boot Camp presented by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes in November.
Applications are now open for this professional development program, which will take place in November 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 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, 2011).
The structure 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: Corning Museum of Glass, 1 Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830
Application Deadline: Monday, September 17, 2018, 11:59 PM EST
Thursday, November 1: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Overview of Artist As Entrepreneur and participant introductions
Sessions One and Two
Friday, November 2: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 3: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Topics will include finance, law, strategic planning, and fundraising
Sunday, November 4: 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, September 17, 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 in the following eight counties: Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Yates, Allegany, Broome, and Tompkins; however the program is open to artists throughout New York State.
Notification: On or before Monday, October 1, 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
The Artist as Entrepreneur weekend was full of valuable information. It was an amazing experience to discuss our art practice through the lens of building a sustainable business. Each session and participant provided information that will help me for a long time to come. Thank you! – Nomi Ellenson, visual artist, 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp presented by Cattaraugus County Arts Council
I had a very positive experience. I left the Boot Camp with a better sense of direction and plan for my goals. I am eager to rise to my full potential as an artist. – Gwendolyn Hayles, literary artist, 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp presented by Arts Center of the Capital Region
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.
Image: The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes Gallery, Photo Credit: Chris Walters.