Save the Date | #ArtistHotline Returns to Twitter on June 21

Save the Date | #ArtistHotline Returns to Twitter on June 21

If you missed May’s #ArtistHotline, no worries! Read on for key takeaways and mark your calendar for our next Artist Professional Development Day on Twitter: Wednesday, June 21, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM EST. 

On the third Wednesday of each month, #ArtistHotline returns to Twitter, providing an opportunity for artists, arts professionals, and cultural organizations to gain new insights and share resources. During May’s #ArtistHotline, we continued this ongoing conversation around creating sustainable arts careers. 

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

  • Networking for artists, with tips from NYFA’s The Profitable Artist;
  • Branding and marketing;
  • Strategies for a successful crowdfunding campaign;
  • The importance of keeping up-to-date documentation of your work and process

Key takeaways from the “Post-Graduation Plans for Artists” Guest Chat

During May’s Guest Chat, we were joined by Guest tweeters Claire Donato, a writer, artist, and curator, Linda Essig, Director of enterprise and entrepreneurship programs in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, and Bill Kartalopoulos, a comics critic, educator, curator, and editor. We shared advice for students preparing to launch into their careers, with our conversation touching on the following topics:

  • Carving out time and space to create, in spite of limited resources;
  • Honing your instincts around when to say “no,” when to accept opportunities, and when to work for free; 
  • Viewing self-promotion as a way to engage and collaborate with others;
  • Finding and creating opportunities for support for interdisciplinary projects;
  • Making a pitch or grant proposal stand out;
  • Deciding which geographic location is best for your arts practice;
  • Tips for engaging with a community for social practice art

Read the day’s full conversation in our Wakelet recap, and be sure to join us for our next #ArtistHotline Twitter chat on June 21, 2017, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM EST. As part of the day, we’ll host a “Parenting Artist” Guest Chat from 1:00 – 3:00 PM EST. Meanwhile, be sure to 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: Marco Verch

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