Social | #ArtistHotline is Back on November 21

Social | #ArtistHotline is Back on November 21

Engage in this career-building Twitter chat from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST, before the holiday daze sets in.

What are we thankful for here at NYFA? We’re grateful for and inspired by our dynamic artist community, which is brimming with individuals who challenge themselves and support each other. #ArtistHotline, a professional development Twitter chat that takes place on the third Wednesday of each month, is one way to bring these artists and arts professionals together, providing an opportunity to build networks and share resources across disciplines. The next #ArtistHotline will be live on November 21, and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating the strengths that artists can build on to create sustainable practices and careers.

Each #ArtistHotline tackles a variety of subjects through a generalized Open Chat, while also covering select key themes in-depth through a subsequent Guest Chat segment and an Artist/Arts Administrator Q&A. We’ve arranged a great lineup of creatives for this month’s #ArtistHotline; learn more below and find pointers on how to follow the chat, ask questions, and share your own best practices.

#ArtistHotline Schedule

  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST: The day begins with an Open Chat. Ask questions and receive advice on any arts career topic throughout this segment. The only guideline? Use the hashtag #ArtistHotline in each tweet, as well as during the Guest Chat and Q&A.
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST: During the “Novel Approach” Guest Chat, we’ll convene to talk about writing, publishing, and publicizing a novel. A trio of writers will draw from their experiences to share advice: Brittney MorrisBrandon Taylor, and Esmé Weijun Wang.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST: During the “Podcasting for Artists” Arts Administrator Q&A, Tyler Green of The Modern Art Notes Podcast will share insights on how to successfully launch a podcast and build an audience of dedicated listeners.

Join the #ArtistHotline Conversation

Here’s how you can participate in #ArtistHotline throughout the day on Wednesday, November 21.

  • If you don’t already have one, create a free Twitter account now.
  • Follow the conversation live on Twitter by following the “Latest Tweets,” rather than the “Top Tweets,” for the hashtag #ArtistHotline.
  • Tweet your questions and include the hashtag #ArtistHotline in each tweet.
  • Don’t hesitate to introduce yourself, retweet and respond to other tweeters, and share what’s on your mind!

“Novel Approach” Guest Chat Participants


Brittney Morris is the author of SLAY (Simon Pulse, forthcoming Fall 2019), a novel about a black teen developer who creates a Wakanda-inspired VR video game, and battles a real-life racist troll intent on destroying it. Morris is also the founder and former president of the Boston University Creative Writing Club, and her work has been published in The Boston University Chimaerid Literary Magazine. She holds a B.A. in Economics. Morris spends her spare time playing video games, slaying at Dance Dance Revolution, and enjoying the Seattle rain from her apartment. She lives with her husband Steven, who would rather enjoy the rain from a campsite in the woods because he hasn’t seen enough scary movies. You can find her online at

Find Morris tweeting @BrittneyMMorris.


Brandon Taylor is the associate editor of Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading and a staff writer at Literary Hub. His writing has received fellowships from Lambda Literary, Kimbilio Fiction, and the Tin House Summer Writer’s workshop. He currently lives in Iowa City, where he is a student at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in Fiction. His debut novel is forthcoming from Riverhead Books. Learn more about Taylor at

Find Taylor tweeting @brandonlgtaylor.


Esmé Weijun Wang is the author of the novel, The Border of Paradise (Unnamed Press, 2016), and is the recipient of the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize for the 2019 essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias. She received a 2018 Whiting Award and was named by Granta as one of the “Best of Young American Novelists” in 2017. Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, she lives in San Francisco and can be found at

Find Wang tweeting @esmewang.

“Podcasting for Artists” Q&A 


Tyler Green is an award-winning critic and historian. He is the producer and host of The Modern Art Notes Podcast, America’s most popular audio program on art, and was previously the editor of the website Modern Art Notes, which published from 2001 to 2014. Carleton Watkins: Making the West American, published by University of California Press, is his first book. Learn more about Green about

Find Green tweeting @TylerGreenBooks.

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.

Images from top: Natalie Beall (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts ‘17); courtesy Brittney Morris, Brandon Taylor, Esmé Weijun Wang, and Tyler Green

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