Online Learning

NYFA’s Online Learning Initiative provides professional development workshops for artists, arts administrators, and arts professionals nationally and internationally through an online platform.

Creators in all disciplines, from the comfort of your home, studio, or anywhere with Internet access, can explore the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts through NYFA’s new Online Learning Initiative. As many of our professional development programs are focused on building community, these online sessions also provide virtual networking opportunities to registered participants.


  • Online Learning offers topic-based courses or one-off workshops.
  • Sessions are designed to address current needs and trends in the field.
  • Each online session is 60 or 90 minutes, including the lecture and Q&A.
  • Creatives from around the world can join online sessions through our Zoom platform.
  • Access to recordings is on a case-by-case basis and varies from 1-3 months after the workshop date.

If you are interested in bringing customized online learning to your community, please visit our Educational Partnerships page or contact [email protected] for pricing and availability with the subject line “Professional Development Services Inquiry.”


Webinar: Arts Education Through a Trauma-Informed Lens
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 20, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Description: This online workshop is designed to support teaching artists and arts educators of all disciplines from anywhere they have internet access. Participants will gain a big-picture understanding of what trauma-informed teaching is and how teaching the arts through a trauma-informed lens is connected to other areas of arts education, such as Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Creative Youth Development (CYD). We will discuss how adjusting language, class goals, and structure are building blocks to greater impact and creating community in the classroom, whether that classroom is remote or in-person. Amy Appleton, Program Director of Creative Artworks, will present on the topic.
Register: Register here via Eventbrite.

Image: A woman participates in one of NYFA’s online workshops, Image Credit: Amy Aronoff for NYFA