Professional Development: The Artist As Entrepreneur

Professional Development: The Artist As Entrepreneur

Full Day Boot Camp for Artists 

This Valentine’s Day, the College Art Association (CAA) and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) are showing their love for artists by partnering to offer professional development programming, “The Artist as Entrepreneur,” the day before the CAA Annual Conference. This day-long event has been customized to fit the needs of CAA artist members as well as for New York-based artists. It allows participants the opportunity to attend part of the CAA Annual Conference with a ticket to a session of their choice. Participants are also welcome to join numerous conference events that are open to the public.

The Artist As Entrepreneur Program offers the fundamental principles of sustainability – and ultimately profitability – in the arts. This includes topics such as strategic planning, finance, and marketing. Additional material is drawn from NYFA’s popular textbook, which accompanies this curriculum, The Profitable Artist (Allworth Press, 2011). The structure is a blend of formal lectures, breakout groups, and one-on-one meetings. Participants work through a flexible and dynamic “action plan,” which provides a blueprint for their practice or specific projects. Connect with other artists as you build the business skills essential to supporting your creative career. Each receives specific feedback from experts in the field as well as their peers in the course.

Title: Artist As Entrepreneur
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: NYFA, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Nearest Subway: F Train @York Street; A/C @ High Street
Program Fee: $50
Register: The boot camp is fully booked. Please email [email protected] if you would like to be added to the event waitlist.

For questions: [email protected]

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.

Slider Image: Noemie Lafrance (Fellow in Choreography ‘13)

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