Category: Business of Art



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Business of Art | Navigating the Grant Application Process as a Performance Artist

These tips from Lauren Slone, Director of Grants and Research at the MAP Fund, will help you be more strategic when applying for grants. As the Director of Grants and Research at the MAP Fund, Lauren Slone, who is also an artist and an advocate, focuses her career on exploring “how resources move and how…

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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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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…

Image: In the center of the photograph is a female performer sitting on a saddle-like ceramic structure. The saddle structure is in the shape of a 2.5’ x 26’ wedge with another wedge mirroring it. We are viewing her profile. Her body position suggests movement forwards and backward while in each outstretched hands she grasps cotton twill tape which is attached to 2.5’ x 5' teardrop-shaped cloth fan blades anchored into the wedges.

Business of Art | Individual Giving 101

“This is basically dating, and when you’re dating, you’re not going to go from meeting someone to suddenly proposing marriage.” – NYFA Development Director Katherine Delaney Each year, Giving USA, an industry resource for charitable giving information, releases an infographic that breaks down giving from the previous year. It summarizes for us, the fundraisers and…