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Monday Motivation | Find a Mentor and Be a Mentor

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week Mariela McIlwraith, President at Meeting Change, says the best career advice she’s received is to “find a mentor and to be a mentor.” Both experiences will help you grow your skillset and can be valuable networking opportunities. This week’s highlighted jobs: Assistant or Associate…

Monday Motivation | Learn How to Say No

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week Interviewing for multiple positions will sometimes lead to multiple job offers. Sounds great, right? Yes, but declining a job offer can be harder than it seems. You don’t want to burn any bridges, so make sure to be graceful but direct when the time…

Monday Motivation | Catalogue those Business Cards

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week We might be living in digital times, but business cards are still a thing and will very likely be exchanged every time you attend a networking event. Tempted to throw them away? Not so fast! Use them as visual cues to note when and…

Residency Spotlight: The Village of Arts and Humanities

NYFA interviewed Aviva Kapus, the Executive Director of The Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia, about their residency program, which offers a $10,000 stipend, free housing, and partnerships with Philadelphia-based arts venues, among other benefits. The application deadline is Friday, February 28. NYFA: Tell us about The Village and the place it occupies within the…

Spotlight: Residencies at Yaddo

What the residency opportunity offers, and what prospective applicants should consider before applying Yaddo is an artist community located in Saratoga Springs, New York, that offers a year-round residency program for individual or collaborating artists working in the visual arts, music composition, performance, literature, film and video. Residencies take place in periods that range from two…