Arts Entrepreneurship


The Artist’s Creed: 10 Guiding Principles for Your Arts Career
We share advice from artists we admire on how to build sustainable careers, prioritize self-care, and get your work out there.

Tackle Creative Block
Get advice from a range of multidisciplinary artists in NYFA’s community on how to beat, harness, or simply sit with and accept creative block.

Five Ways to Stake Your Claim in the Arts Ecosystem
Takeaways from the inaugural Art World Conference that can help you focus your creative energies to develop a more purposeful practice.

Presenting Your Work Online
Artist and producer Jason Wyman on how to use video platforms to share and discuss work, home equipment recommendations, and technical trouble-shooting advice.

How to Thrive as a Mature Artist
We spoke with Carter Burden Gallery Director Marlena Vaccaro about the Gallery’s work with artists over 60 and her advice for mature artists and artists of all ages.

How Does a Gallery Find Me?
A talk with Michael Findlay from Acquavella Galleries.

Top 9 Tips for Thriving in New York City
Tips and advice for working in the arts and navigating opportunities in New York City.

Business Models: What Are They?
A business model primer for individual artists, arts organizations, and for-profit ventures with active arts programming.

Artists: This Is What You Need to Know About Galleries
What it takes to build a good relationship between artists and gallerists.

How to Select an Artist Residency Program: Advice from Artist Rosemarie Fiore
Here’s what you should look for when you need to break away from your daily routine.

Navigating Sponsorship Opportunities
Learn how to identify and approach potential sponsors for your next art exhibition or project.


Where Should I Submit My Writing?
Writers share insights on how to decide which publications are the best fit for your writing.

Art Resources for People with Disabilities
A summary of disability-specific art organizations, advocacy groups and online resources.

Everything You Need to Know About Literary Submissions
Being published in a literary magazine can be a necessary first step to attracting agents and gaining an audience for you and your work.

Image: Pascual Jaime Sisto (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ’17), All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, 2013