Month: March 2021



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Monday Motivation | Master the Art of Storytelling

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week What is a job interview if not a meeting where you tell the story of yourself as a professional? Good job interview answers, just like good stories, are usually clear, well-structured, and engaging—so keep that in mind when rehearsing for your interview! One simple…

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Business of Art | Job Hunting Strategies During the Pandemic

Proactive ways to approach the current job market from industry expert Maria Villafranca. We’re all in a unique and difficult job market—specifically in the arts. According to an August 2020 Brookings Institution report on COVID-19’s impact on America’s creative economy, an estimated 2.7 million creative jobs were lost due to the pandemic. While there are…

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Conversations | How To: Self-Release an Album

NYC Women’s Fund Recipient Amanda Gookin lends her expertise on the topic. Amanda Gookin is a cellist, educator, and administrator whose work is centered at the intersection of activism and music. She was recognized with a 2020 NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre grant in Classical/Jazz/Experimental/New Music. Her initiative, Forward Music Project (FMP),…

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Business of Art | What Writers Should Know about MFA Degrees, Teaching, and Carving Out Time for Their Work

Insights for Writers from NYFA Board Member Alexandra Chasin. Alexandra Chasin is the author of two books of fiction and two books of nonfiction, including Assassin of Youth: A Kaleidoscopic History of Harry J. Anslinger’s War on Drugs (University of Chicago Press, 2016) and Selling Out: The Gay and Lesbian Movement Goes to Market (Palgrave…