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.”


Proposal Writing: How to Work Smarter, Not Harder, On Getting What You Want
Webinar: Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
Interactive Workshop: Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
This topic is geared towards individual artists seeking grant or residency program opportunities or who are looking to pitch projects via written materials.

Developing Your Networks and Individual Fundraising
Webinar: Wednesday, October 21, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
Interactive Workshop: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDTThis topic is for individual artists and those who run companies/organizations who would like to incorporate individual giving into their fundraising model, and better activate and cultivate their existing networks. 

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