Social | #ArtistHotline is Back on Twitter on March 21

Social | #ArtistHotline is Back on Twitter on March 21

Connect the dots of your arts career with the help of #ArtistHotline, our monthly Artist Professional Development Day! Use the hashtag to tweet from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST.

Artists, how do you feel about the nitty-gritty of your arts career? Do you enjoy prospecting for grants and creating application calendars, or is this a task you dread? Do you look forward to networking at arts events, or do you avoid connecting with new people? #ArtistHotline, a professional development Twitter chat, is the perfect forum for sharing the areas of your arts career where you flourish, and the ones in which advice from peers and arts administrators would encourage you to leave your comfort zone and expand your skillset. #ArtistHotline helps to empower artists by connecting them with needed resources on a range of topics. The schedule for each #ArtistHotline is designed to cover a range of topics through an Open Chat, while also examining select key themes in-depth through a Guest Chat segment and an Arts Administrator Q&A.

Schedule for the March 21 #ArtistHotline

  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST: #ArtistHotline starts off with an Open Chat, where NYFA staff and partnering organizations field questions via Twitter and share advice. Use this time to ask for pointers on any topic related to the Business of Art.
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST: During the “Performing Artist Resources” Guest Chat, we’ll host a virtual panel featuring President and CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) Mario Garcia Durham, Director of Communications and Marketing at The Actors Fund David Engelman, and Creative and Programming Director at Feinstein’s/54 Below Jennifer Ashley Tepper.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST: We’ll continue the performing arts discussion, but through the perspective of an immigrant artist with Aryo Wicaksono, musician and Membership Manager at Grantmakers in the Arts. Wicaksono will share advice for forging new connections and finding necessary resources during the “Making Your Way as an Immigrant Performing Artist” Arts Administrator Q&A.

Join the #ArtistHotline Conversation

Here’s how you can participate in #ArtistHotline throughout the day:

Want to join in but not sure how to get started? Try reading our Tips to Take Best Advantage of the Day. Then, chime in on Twitter on March 21!

Arts Administrator Q&A Bio


Aryo Wicaksono is a musician, educator, and enthusiast of gastronomy, travel, and the aviation industry. Wicaksono joined Grantmakers in the Arts as Membership Manager in January 2018, after previously serving for five years as Chamber Music America’s Membership Manager, and two years as the Artistic & Executive Director of the Yogyakarta International Music Festival Academy. His former piano students have been accepted into Curtis Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, and University of British Columbia Vancouver. As a U.S. State Department Artist Grant Recipient, Wicaksono gave concerts, masterclasses, and lectures in four cities in Serbia. He served as a juror for the 20th Serbia International Competition for Young Pianists in 2016, and for the Mozart International Competition in Thailand in 2012. A grateful and thankful graduate of the Colburn School and the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music and Dance, Aryo recently received the 2016-2017 Honors Excellence in the Arts Award and is a 2017 New York Community Trust Fellow. Learn more about Wicaksono on his website.

Find Wicaksono tweeting at @AryowPiano.

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: Robert Bordo (Fellow in Painting ‘12); courtesy Aryo Wicaksono

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