Category: Business of Art



Image: A woman sits in front of large windows reading a book; she appears to be smiling as she reads.

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…

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…

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Business of Art | Web Design 101 for Artists and Creatives

From accessibility tips to content best practices: here’s what you need to know before creating your website. It doesn’t matter if you have already achieved sought-after gallery representation or if you’re an independent, emerging artist: a website of your own is a must-have for all creatives. And no, a heavy presence on social media is…

Image: A group of Black reenactors are pictured walking on grass and along a highway. They wear period dress from the early 1800s and carry weapons; some on higher ground are on horseback. A man in front carries a blue flag with a white emblem on it.

Conversations | Dread Scott on How He Charted His Own Path in the Art World

“I don’t have a dealer, but this work is influential, it’s important. I’m mostly concerned with having the art be something that influences and is part of dialogue.” – NYFA Board Member Dread Scott NYFA Board Member Dread Scott (Fellow in Sculpture ’01, Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ’05, Interdisciplinary Work ’12) makes revolutionary art to propel…