Year: 2020



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Apply Now | NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Program in Western New York

Artists living and working in the counties of Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany are invited to join this free online entrepreneurial program presented by Arts Services Inc. (ASI) in March 2021. Applications are now open for the NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Program. This professional development program, which will take place online in March 2021…

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The Essentials: 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

The NYFA Grants team reviews the application process so you can make the most of this year’s award cycle. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $7,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein. This grant is awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a…

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The Advantages of Living in Smaller, Nimbler Cities

There is opportunity—and community—in cities that aren’t New York or Los Angeles. Hear how writer, editor, performer, and visual artist Karl Jones is realizing his creative visions in Tulsa, OK through the Tulsa Artist Fellowship. Karl Jones makes performance and visual work while writing and editing children’s literature for Penguin Random House. Originally from Tulsa,…

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Monday Motivation | The Importance of a Good Bio

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week If you’re an artist, you’ve probably been asked for a bio before; either when applying to an open call, joining a panel, or attempting to get press coverage for an event. But not only artists should spend time crafting a good bio; arts administrators…