Making Art is Serious Business: Join us for May’s #ArtistHotline

Making Art is Serious Business: Join us for May’s #ArtistHotline

May 18 is around the corner and with it comes everybody’s favorite hashtag! Join the conversation using #ArtistHotline and tweet us your art-related questions.

Every business needs a mission. NYFA’s, for example, is “to empower emerging artists and arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional/organizational development.” #ArtistHotline is one of the resources we created to achieve this mission. It is a Professional Development Day on Twitter that takes place every third Wednesday of the month from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. To participate, all you have to do is tweet us your questions, experience, or feedback for other artists using the hashtag.

Now, as a professional artist, what is your mission? If you haven’t thought about that, don’t worry. #ArtistHotline is here to assist you in important issues that might escape your immediate concerns.

Every month, we address different challenges or opportunities that might cross artist’s paths. Here are a few sample points: Where do you see yourself as an artist? Are you an “emerging” artist or mid-career? How are your press release writing skills doing? Are you ready to have an open studio?

Click here to learn how to best take advantage of the day.

If you have never participated in an #ArtistHotline before, you can read our previous chats on Storify by clicking here.

Artists: If you don’t already have a Twitter account, create a free one now and include the hashtag #ArtistHotline in your related tweets and questions. Follow @nyfacurrent for updates.

Arts Organizations: If you’re interested in partnering with us for this initiative, learn more and sign up here.

Follow the hashtag #ArtistHotline and see you on May 18!

Inspired by the NYFA Source Hotline, #ArtistHotline is dedicated to creating an ongoing online conversation around the professional side of artistic practice. #ArtistHotline occurs on the third Wednesday of each month on Twitter. Our goal is to help artists discover the resources needed, online and off, to develop sustainable careers. This initiative is supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

Image: Kakyoung Lee (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts ‘14)

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