Event | Starting the Conversation

Event | Starting the Conversation

Need to network or pitch a project? This Wednesday, April 4 workshop will show you how to break the ice.

If you work in an arts discipline that requires networking and pitching, this event is for you!

Starting the Conversation is an informative and at times interactive workshop that will explore ways to break the ice before making a pitch to people you have never met, or when connecting with new people in social situations. Learn practical techniques for opening that important conversation with the people who can move you and your work to the next level, courtesy of 25-year entertainment industry veteran Jim Fyfe. 

Title: Starting the Conversation
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6:00 PM*
Location: New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), 20 Jay Street, Ste 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: $15 for NYFA-affiliated artists (Fiscally Sponsored, NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows, IAP Artists) and $20 for the general public
Registration: Registration is required via Eventbrite

*Rescheduled from Wednesday, March 21, 2018

About Jim Fyfe:
Jim Fyfe is a writer/producer, actor, standup, and teacher. He was Segment Producer on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” where he produced over 100 interviews with directors, actors, writers, rock stars, comedians, and Presidential candidates. He has taught on-camera technique, acting and improvisation, and coached speakers for TED and TED-x events. He has written for “Biography,” “Exhale with Candice Bergen,” and “Night After Night” on Comedy Central, and most recently was Consulting Producer on “Then and Now with Andy Cohen” on Bravo.

Event Accessibility:
New York Foundation for the Arts is committed to making events held at the NYFA office at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn accessible. If you are mobility-impaired and need help getting to NYFA’s office for events held on premises, we are pleased to offer complimentary car service from the wheelchair accessible Jay Street-MetroTech subway station courtesy of transportation sponsor Legends Car Service. Please email [email protected] or call 212.366.6900 ext. 243 between 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM at least three business days in advance of the event to coordinate. The elevator access point for pickup is at 370 Jay Street, on the NE corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets.

Learn more about NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship by clicking here. NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship’s next quarterly no-fee application deadlines are March 30, June 30, and September 30, with Out-of-Cycle Reviews accepted year-round. Questions? You can view our FAQ page here. Sign up for our free bi-weekly newsletter, NYFA News, for the latest updates and news about Sponsored Projects and Emerging Organizations.

Image: Alumni Mixer, Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program for Visual Multidisciplinary Art, October 2017, Photo Credit: NYFA Learning.

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