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January 2021

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Information Session: Crafting Your Written Statements

January 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
Free

Join NYFA's Grants team as they review the Written Statements component of the 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship application in depth and answer any individual questions you may have. Applications for the $7,000 unrestricted cash grant are currently open, and will close on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM. The 2021 Fellowship disciplines are Fiction, Folk/Traditional Arts, Interdisciplinary Work, Painting, and Video/Film. If you’re interested in applying for a Fellowship and want to learn more, we encourage you to attend…

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Fundamentals of Effective Individual Giving

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online
$15 – $20

Attracting and managing contributions from individual donors is vital for every artist raising support for their next project. This fundraising workshop will introduce the basics of individual giving, providing you with the tools needed to manage your own appeals and fundraise more effectively. We will examine basic steps you can take to help drive donations, increase donor loyalty, and shift your fundraising from reactive to proactive. This workshop is presented by Katherine Delaney, CFRE, Director of Development, NYFA, and Kimberly…

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February 2021

Independent Film Distribution and Marketing in the COVID Era

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online
$15 – $20

This presentation will go through the logistics of distribution and marketing as they currently exist and how they are changing in this unconventional period of time. Distribution and marketing strategist Mia Bruno will address the descriptions and nuances of an often difficult and evolving system, identify the various distribution and marketing players and their roles, and identify new opportunities that are arising in the distribution space. Participants will have the opportunity to address their own specific goals and the ways…

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Job Hunting Strategies During the Pandemic

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$25

Whether you are an entry-level job seeker or an experienced manager, this online workshop will provide an overview of all stages of a job search during the pandemic—from finding opportunities, building transferable skills, applying, interviewing, and negotiating an offer. We’ll cover arts-specific resources from a range of disciplines, virtual interviews, and how to strategically network in the field. You’ll walk away with a clearer sense of how to navigate the current job market and frame your career for new opportunities…

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Online Doctor’s Hours for Visual & Multidisciplinary Artists

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$35

NYFA will host the next edition of its popular Doctor’s Hours program, which is designed to provide practical and professional advice from industry professionals, online on Monday, February 22. This event will serve Visual and Multidisciplinary artists working in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video, Film, Photography, New Media, Multidisciplinary, Performance Art, Socially-Engaged Practices, Folk, and Traditional Art. Starting Tuesday, February 2 at 11:00 AM EST, you can register for 25-minute, remote one-on-one appointments with up to three arts professionals to…

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March 2021

NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship Presentation via Brooklyn Public Library

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
Free

Join a NYFA Programs Director to explore, through this Brooklyn Public Library virtual program, the unique opportunity of NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship! This program supports artists across disciplines by providing resources to help them develop creative projects, build organizations, and craft sustainable careers. NYFA understands how important fundraising is to the growth of your career, and NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship program helps you flourish. The next, no-fee deadline to apply is March 31, 2021. Please note that you must register for this…

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“Women Leading the Music Industry” Virtual Panel Discussion

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
Free

“Women Leading the Music Industry” is a free virtual panel discussion that will showcase the expertise of Nikisha Bailey, Vice President of A&R Admin + Operations for Artist Partner Group; Christal Jerez, audio engineer; and Marietta Ulacia, Executive Director of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance of New York. The panelists will discuss their career trajectories in the music industry and the roadblocks that they have overcome along the way. The discussion will provide an opportunity for women-identifying artists and professionals…

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Impact Models for Arts Administrators and Arts Organizations Workshop

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online

Want to learn how to decide on the right type of evaluation for you? We’ll help you identify which of the various approaches to impact evaluation or assessment will work best for you based on your organization’s size, focus, stage of development, and type of need. This workshop is geared toward arts and culture administrators and organizations who are interested in learning more about impact evaluation or are starting to think about conducting impact evaluation in their organization. Click here…

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“Online Studio Visits: Preparation & Practice” Online Workshop

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online
$25

Join NYFA at its next online workshop “Online Studio Visits: Preparation & Practice.” Designed to support individual artists from anywhere they have internet access, the webinar will provide insights into online studio visits and how to better prepare for them. Presenter Heather Bhandari, Independent Curator and Co-Founder of Art World Conference, will explore the pros and cons of online visits, outline expectations from an artist’s and visitor’s point-of-view, and more. Click here for details and to register.

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April 2021

Communicate Impact for Individual Artists Workshop

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online

Social impact is at the heart of what drives many artists to create art in the first place, but many don’t know how to communicate that impact, let alone evaluate it credibly. It can be incredibly valuable to learn to understand and effectively communicate the impact of your creative endeavors, especially for those working in public spaces, in education, or with institutional support. This skill can also help build relationships with stakeholders–from community-members to benefactors. This workshop is geared toward…

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