Save the Date: #ArtistHotline Returns on January 18

Save the Date: #ArtistHotline Returns on January 18

Read the recap of December’s Artist Professional Development Day, and mark your calendar for the next chat: Wednesday, January 18, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM EST.

To all the artists, arts organizations, and arts professionals who joined us for #ArtistHotline in December – thank you! We hope the day’s chat and the “Crowdfunding Strategies” Guest Chat provided some good food for thought, as well as inspiration for the next endeavor in your arts career!

Throughout the day, we covered a range of topics, including:

  • How to use Facebook and Instagram to connect with other artists;
  • Branding for artists and arts organizations;
  • Time management and how to balance income and non-income producing tasks;
  • The best websites for grant, show, and residency opportunities;
  • NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship – what it is and who should apply;
  • Things to remember when applying for NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship

“Crowdfunding Strategies” Guest Chat: Key Takeaways

During the “Crowdfunding Strategies” Guest Chat, John T. Trigonis, Nia King, Jay Silver, and many others shared best practices around:

  • Combining constant promotion with a consistent social media presence to engage your audience;
  • Structuring a campaign video;
  • Explaining costs to backers;
  • Communicating your unique story to backers;
  • Utilizing different crowdfunding techniques for a creative campaign (films, etc.) and products;
  • Offering memorable perks;
  • Introducing new perks to offset a mid-campaign lull;
  • Setting a goal that can be met or exceeded;
  • Determining which platform is right for you and your project

Read the full Storify to gain further insights around crowdfunding, fiscal sponsorship, and more!

Be sure to follow @nyfacurrent on Twitter for the latest updates, and join us for our next #ArtistHotline Twitter chat on January 18, 2017, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM EST. 

January’s Guest Chat will tackle the topic of “Resolutions: Goal Setting, Productivity Hacks, and Planning Ahead” with multimedia artist Faith Holland, performance artist Joseph Keckler, and poet José Olivarez. This Guest Chat will take place from 1:00 -2:00 PM EST. 

Inspired by the NYFA Source Hotline, #ArtistHotline is an initiative dedicated to creating an ongoing online conversation around the professional side of artistic practice. #ArtistHotline occurs on the third Wednesday of each month on Twitter. Our goal is to help artists discover the resources needed, online and off, to develop sustainable careers.

This initiative is supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

Image: Mary Mattingly (Fellow in Sculpture ‘11), Inflatable Home, mixed media, 2008. 

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