COVID-19 | NYFA Classifieds Announces Free Listings and Industry Expansion
Initiative meant to encourage job postings from all industries to provide opportunities to artists who have been hard hit by the coronavirus.
Referred to as the ultimate career development tool, NYFA Classifieds is the largest national online opportunities board in the arts and culture industry. It’s the go-to site for artists, arts administrators, and museum professionals seeking jobs and internships, opportunities and services, and event listings and studio spaces.
The unfortunate continued spread of COVID-19 has impacted the artistic community greatly as many work several part-time jobs to enable their practice. It has put these artists out of work, and has also put many hiring industries on pause. In recognizing the hardships that artists face as a result of losing their jobs and the lack of hiring within the arts at this time, NYFA is opening up its Classifieds board to include any valuable opportunity from any industry that might be hiring right now, free of charge.
This initiative will be ongoing for the foreseeable future in order to provide our creative community with as many potential earned income opportunities as possible, regardless of industry. If you know of companies, organizations, or individuals who are seeking to hire, encourage them to list for free with NYFA Classifieds.
As always, the NYFA Classifieds team will be vetting listings closely for value to our audience before they are approved to go live on our site. This initiative will not apply to unpaid internship postings, as unpaid positions do not address the pressing financial needs of our artistic community.
If you need resources, please check our Emergency Grants page on NYFA’s website. We are updating it regularly as new funding comes in. You can find more articles on arts career topics by visiting the Business of Art section of NYFA.org. Sign up for NYFA News and receive artist resources and upcoming events straight to your inbox.
Image: Erin O’Keefe (Photography ’19), “Book of Days #21,” 2018, Archival Pigment Print