Save the Date | #ArtistHotline Returns to Twitter on July 19
Get key takeaways from June’s #ArtistHotline, join us in applauding the winners of our giveaway of The Profitable Artist, and mark your calendars for the next #ArtistHotline: July 19, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM EST.
#ArtistHotline is an online forum where artists can find helpful resources, ask questions, and put their heads together to problem-solve around common challenges. Since the summer of 2015, NYFA staff, arts and culture organizations, and artists and arts professionals have been coming together on Twitter via the hashtag #ArtistHotline, a monthly professional development day that takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
We tweeted about a variety of arts career topics, including:
- Tips for beating creative block;
- Advice for breaking into the arts scene in a new city;
- Finding spaces to showcase your art;
- Copyright advice;
- Resume tips for performing artists
Key takeaways from the “Parenting Artists” Guest Chat
As part of the day, we hosted a “Parenting Artists” Guest Chat. We heard from guest tweeters Jaime Derringer, founder and executive editor of Design Milk and a multidisciplinary artist, and writer Deanna Fei (Fellow in Fiction ‘06). We were also joined by many inspiring parent artists and advocates around issues pertinent to creatives with children.
- Carving out time to create;
- How children can enrich an artist’s process;
- Balancing your identities as artist and parent;
- Countering the myth of the “Superwoman,” or super parent, by being transparent about what’s possible at a given time;
- The importance of support systems;
- Increasing visibility around issues affecting parents, to make the arts world more family-friendly and equitable by gender;
- Addressing the misconception that parenting and family life are “niche” topics
Read the day’s full conversation in our Wakelet recap, and be sure to join us for our next #ArtistHotline Twitter chat on July 19, 2017, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM EST. As part of the day, we’ll host a “Creative Materials” Guest Chat from 1:00 – 3:00 PM EST. Meanwhile, be sure to follow @nyfacurrent on Twitter for the latest updates!
The Profitable Artist Giveaway
As a way to celebrate #ArtistHotline’s two year anniversary, we gave away a complementary copy of The Profitable Artist (Allworth Press, 2011) to two individuals who participated during the day. The winners are Laura Baran, an illustrator, painter, and mother, and Rachel Spencer Hewitt, an actress and founder of the Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) for the Performing Arts. You can find Baran and Spencer Hewitt tweeting at @laurabaran and @RachelSHewitt.
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: Pedro Lozano