Register Now | Fall 2019 Online Workshops

Register Now | Fall 2019 Online Workshops

Workshops begin on September 17 and will cover proposal writing, the logistics of exhibition planning, and more.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce its next Online Learning initiative to provide professional development workshops to artists and creatives nationally and internationally through a webinar platform.

Arts professionals in all disciplines, organization types, and sizes can now explore the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts and the essentials of working in the arts industry from anywhere with an internet connection. As many of our professional development programs are focused on building community, these online sessions also provide virtual networking opportunities to registered participants. Each session in this series costs $25. Registration starts six weeks prior to the workshop date.

The 2019 fall workshops are all led by alumni from NYFA’s Emerging Leaders Program. Now in its fifth year, NYFA’s Emerging Leaders Boot Camp is a free leadership development program for arts administrators from all disciplines within commuting distance to New York City. NYFA firmly believes that through this program, we make an investment in the cultural infrastructure that will ultimately benefit the entire field, building stronger connections and shared knowledge between artists and arts administrators.

September 17

Proposal Writing: How to Work Smarter, Not Harder, on Getting What You Want

Presented by Rebecca Guber, Founder & Director, Asylum Arts

Many opportunities for artists require written proposals, which can seem like a skill far removed from your artistic process. This session will delve into how to open doors by presenting your best self and work in written proposals. We will touch on the different types of proposals and how to begin the process. We will also go into the different pieces of a proposal including the introductory letter, project description, artistic statement, bio, CV, and budget. Guber will shed light on what happens during the review process, and discuss the most common missteps artists make.

October 22

Exhibitions: Polished and Professional Production

Presented by Heidi Elbers, Director of Exhibitions, New York Academy of Art
Register: Please register for the program here.

Are you looking to create an opportunity to show your work? Or maybe you have a great idea for an exhibition and don’t know where to start? This workshop is meant to help you develop a professional exhibition from start to finish. It will review the universal documents and terms involved in exhibition production, which is also helpful for those considering a shift towards an exhibition admin role. The focus will be on the more logistical side of exhibition planning but also keeping it creative so you feel in control to “choose your own adventure.” Elbers looks forward to helping you to produce a top-notch exhibition.

November 19
Digital Marketing: How to Stay Authentic, Efficient, and Effective
Presented by Reynaldi Lindner Lolong, Associate Director, Digital Engagement, The Public Theater
Register: Please register for the program here.

From email to social media to websites, digital communications are part of our way of life, and are an essential part of any arts marketer’s toolkit. But how can we leverage these tools to communicate an artistic product and also create meaningful connections with our audiences? And in an ever-changing media landscape, how do you know what approach is right for you?

Aimed at individual artists or arts administrators just wanting to get the pulse of the digital landscape, this workshop will look at two contrasting examples of how traditional marketing plans ladder up into digital strategy. We’ll also look at some best practices across different social platforms, as well as tips and tricks for measuring success.

How It Works:

  • Each session lasts for 90 minutes, including the lecture and Q&A.
  • Each session will take place from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST.
  • Creatives from around the world can join workshops through our webinar platform or international call-in numbers.
  • Participants will have access to the presenters during the live sessions, and also to the program materials and recordings after the workshops as long as they register before the session starts.
  • Registrants will have access to the recordings for six months following the session.

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.

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