Event | The Artist as Entrepreneur

Event | The Artist as Entrepreneur

Day-long professional development event to be held at NYFA on February 12 in collaboration with College Art Association (CAA).

College Art Association (CAA) has partnered with The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) to deliver NYFA’s renowned Artist as Entrepreneur program on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, the day before CAA’s 2019 Annual Conference begins.

The Artist as Entrepreneur was customized to fit the needs of CAA artist members as well as for New York-based artists. It offers the fundamental principles of sustainability—and ultimately profitability—in the arts. This workshop will focus on strategic planning, fundraising, and marketing, with additional material drawn from NYFA’s newly-revised second edition The Profitable Artist (Allworth Press, 2018).

The program’s structure is a rigorous blend of breakout groups, interactive presentations, and panels with an opportunity for dialogue. Participants work through a flexible and dynamic “action plan” and Business Model Canvas, entrepreneurial tools that provide a blueprint for your practice or specific projects. An opportunity for networking is provided from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Registrants will also receive a ticket to a session of their choice at the CAA Annual Conference.

Connect with other artists as you build the business skills essential to supporting your creative career.

Program Title: The Artist as Entrepreneur
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM; Networking Opportunity 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: The New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: $60
Register: Registration was limited to 60 people and is at capacity*
Questions? Email [email protected]

*This event is now fully booked. Join NYFA for “The Profitable Artist: Best Practices on Planning and Strategizing Your Arts Career” on February 14, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, presented as part of the Idea Exchange at the 2019 College Art Association Annual Conference. During this free, public event, NYFA Staff will share advice and strategies from the newly-revised second edition of The Profitable Artist (Allworth Press, 2018).


Getting to NYFA
Closest Subway to 20 Jay Street:
*F to York Street station
Next Closest Subway:
*A to High Street/Brooklyn Bridge station

Event Accessibility
The 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 Limousine. Please email [email protected] or call 212.366.6900 ext. 219/252 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.

This program is part of NYFA Learning, which includes professional development for artists and arts administrators. Sign up for NYFA’s free bi-weekly newsletter to receive updates on future programs.

Image: NYFA and CAA, The Artist As Entrepreneur, February 2017, Photo Credit: Judy Cai 

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