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.”


Basic Fundraising Techniques: How to Increase Donations
Webinar: Thursday, November 12, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
Interactive Workshop: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
We all understand the importance of raising money for our cause. This topic is geared towards small organizations that want to improve their fundraising strategies. The webinar will delve into how data and infrastructure can improve fundraising. In the interactive workshop, you will use the techniques discussed in the workshop to create your own simple fundraising plan with the help of your peers.

The Role of the Board of Directors in Fundraising
Webinar: Thursday, December 3, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST  
Interactive Workshop: Thursday, December 10, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
In this challenging financial moment, it is increasingly important to build and leverage your Board of Directors, as well as learn how to leverage their connections. In the webinar, you will learn why it is important to engagement board members in fundraising, and how to make fundraising less intimidating and manageable for your Board of Directors. The interactive workshop will allow you to explore this topic in-depth and will give you practical tools you can bring back to use with your Board of Directors and volunteers.

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