Save the Date: #ArtistHotline Returns on March 15

Save the Date: #ArtistHotline Returns on March 15

Read the recap of February’s Artist Professional Development Day, and mark your calendar for the next chat: Wednesday, March 15, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM EST.

Thank you for joining the 20th #ArtistHotline on Twitter! 2017 is turning out to be a fruitful and engaging year for our monthly Artist Professional Development Day. The artists, arts professionals, and cultural organizations who joined in on February 15 shared tips and tricks for building a sustainable arts career. During our afternoon “Art Fairs, Biennials, Festivals, & Conferences” Guest Chat, we explored the art of networking at major industry events.

Here are a few of the topics we tweeted about throughout the day:

  • Selling work at art fairs and through face-to-face sales;
  • How to get someone to actually buy your work;
  • Finding a writing critique partner; 
  • How to write an effective artist statement

“Art Fairs, Biennials, Festivals, & Conferences:” Key Takeaways from the Guest Chat

During February’s Guest Chat, Frederick Janka, arts professional and independent curator, and writer Amber Sparks joined together with participating artists and partner organizations to share best practices around networking, including:

  • Engaging in a genuine way by listening and asking questions;
  • The essential components and ideal timeframe for an effective follow-up message;
  • The importance of after-event parties;
  • Tricks for keeping information for new contacts organized;
  • “Doing your homework” by researching who will attend;
  • Opportunities for networking if English is not your first language;
  • Deciding which fairs and conferences to attend;
  • Self-care tips for hectic events

Check out the full Storify to read the whole conversation, and be sure to join us for our next #ArtistHotline Twitter chat on March 15, 2017, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM EST. As part of the day, we’ll host a “Teaching Artists” Guest Chat from 1:00 – 3:00 PM EST.

Follow @nyfacurrent on Twitter for the latest updates!

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: Ann Knutson (Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘93)

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