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4 Steps to Building Robust Arts Programming in Rural Environments

How artists and art administrators are envisioning the future of creative education and community engagement beyond city centers. Much of the arts and arts management is grounded in urban practice. Building the arts in a rural environment can be a challenge; from geographic remoteness and limited population growth, to lack of economic diversification, underinvestment in…

Apply Now | Enhance Your Fundraising Capacity with NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship

Our next no-fee application deadline is June 30, 2022. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) supports artists (like you!) across disciplines by providing resources to help you develop creative projects, build organizations, and craft sustainable careers. You are visionaries that not only create art but also lead crowdfunding campaigns, research and apply for grants,…

NYFA Introduces New One-on-One Coaching Packages to Help You Position Your Work

Register for individualized coaching sessions with NYFA coach Michelle Levy to revamp your artist statement and strategically position your creative practice. Are you an artist looking to improve the way you write about your work in order to better position yourself for right opportunities, and to achieve the greatest impact? We are pleased to announce…

In this image there are two female dancers resting their upper backs, arms and heads on the floor while they have pressed one of their feet against their partners to create enough pressure to elevate the legs, hips and most of their backs into the air. Their legs and torsos create a geometrical shape that is both triangular from the feet that are touching and square from their opposite legs extending straight towards the ceiling.

Beyond Labels: Seven Dancers Share Lessons From Their Careers

Moving beyond the labels of emerging, mid-career, and/or established, dancers investigate their trajectories and share lessons learned along the way. “You will always reckon with the ephemerality of dance,” says Annie-B Parson, the Artistic Director of Big Dance Theater, and NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Choreography ‘00, 06, and ‘13. Not unlike the medium’s ephemerality, there…

Image of an artwork that depicts a laptop screen with multiple windows and tabs open. Next to the laptop are a beer bottle and coffee cup, with tags that list time of day - evening and morning, respectively. The image is set against a black background.

Three Arts Leaders Share Strategies for Better Work Life Balance 

Arts industry professionals share practical insights on the humanization factor of remote work, open workplace communication, and stress management.  The shift to work-from-home kickstarted a conversation that was long overdue—one about work life balance. To start to understand the opportunities and challenges remote work brought about, we heard from arts industry professionals on the topic.…