ArtistHotline is an initiative dedicated to creating an ongoing online conversation around the professional side of artistic practice. Our goal is to help artists discover the resources needed—online and off—to develop sustainable careers.

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) launched #ArtistHotline in 2015 as an entry point for artists to seek advice, taking inspiration from the NYFA Source Hotline. The goal of #ArtistHotline is to foster an online community of artists and arts administrators who brainstorm and share resources and encouragement towards professional career growth.


#ArtistHotline is evolving into a Chatbot on NYFA.org through the invaluable support of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. The Chatbot will allow our community to ask questions 24/7 and receive tailored answers written by NYFA staff. Stay tuned to interact with the Chatbot more broadly on the website; for now we invite you to ask the Chatbot Classifieds-related questions on NYFA’s Opportunities page.


Artists and arts administrators can participate in the #ArtistHotline Social Media initiative by:

  • Using the hashtag #ArtistHotline at any time on Twitter to ask questions and share opportunities and resources. NYFA staff will respond with resources and answers within two business days, and occasionally invite other organizations into the conversation to provide further insights on the topic.
  • Reading content on our blog inspired by the tweeted conversations that have taken place during #ArtistHotline.

By connecting on social media, artists and art service organizations can establish a shared platform of knowledge, increase collaboration, and build rewarding long-term partnerships.


#ArtistHotline’s first iteration came in the form of a monthly, day-long Twitter Chat that brought together hundreds of artists, arts professionals, and experts in a variety of fields to discuss topics including self-promotion, work/life balance, freelancer’s rights, non-traditional networking techniques, artist’s websites, and more. The dynamic chat offered anyone the opportunity to ask questions or offer their own advice via the #ArtistHotline hashtag. See below for a sampling of past #ArtistHotline conversations and a full archive of previous #ArtistHotline chats.


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Check out the #ArtistHotline archive on Wakelet.

Read Past #ArtistHotline Conversations

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Image: Justin Berry (Digital/Electronic Arts ’14)