Take Off in 2017: January 18 #ArtistHotline

Take Off in 2017: January 18 #ArtistHotline

Chime in during #ArtistHotline, and our special Guest Chat, with your arts career questions and New Year’s resolutions!

Artists of all disciplines, join NYFA’s #ArtistHotline on Twitter on January 18, from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM EST. Together with our partnering organizations and artists and arts professionals of all stripes, we’ll field questions on a range of professional development topics, from fundraising to marketing and more. 

As part of the all-day twitter chat, we’ll host a special Guest Chat: “Resolutions: Goal Setting, Productivity Hacks, and Planning Ahead” with multimedia artist Faith Holland, performance artist Joseph Keckler, and poet José Olivarez. The Guest Chat will take place from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST. This all-artist panel will share best practices around setting goals and bringing them to fruition. What do you want to achieve in 2017, and how will you get there? #ArtistHotline and this Guest Chat will bring together an online community of artists with insights on creating and keepings resolutions.

We’ll cover how to create an effective Business of Art plan for 2017. Here are the kinds of questions that may come up during this hour:

  • Writers: How can you track submissions and the differing reading periods of various publications?
  • For artists overwhelmed by arts career-related emails: Are there tools and techniques that will save you time and ensure emails don’t slip through the cracks?
  • For artists interested in planning events: When should you book venues, and what factors should you consider before showtime?

Get answers to these questions and more during the “Resolutions: Goal Setting, Productivity Hacks, and Planning Ahead” Guest Chat. Here’s how you can participate throughout the day:

Guest Chat Bios


Faith Holland is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on gender and sexuality’s relationship to technology. She received her BA in Media Studies at Vassar College and her MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited at Elga Wimmer (New York), Axiom Gallery (Boston), the Philips Collection (Washington, D.C.), DAM Gallery (Berlin), and File Festival (São Paulo). Her work has been written about in Artforum, The Sunday Times UK, Elephant, Art F City, Hyperallergic, The Creator’s Project, and Dazed Digital. She was a 2014 finalist for the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Digital/Electronic Arts. Her first solo show, Technophilia, was at Transfer Gallery in 2015. In 2016, she was an artist-in-residence at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and Harvestworks.

Find Faith tweeting @asugarhigh.


Joseph Keckler is a vocalist, writer, and artist whose work often combines autobiography, humor, and classical themes. Awards include: a Creative Capital Award in Performing Arts, a 2012 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work, a Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art grant, and a Village Voice Award for “Best Downtown Performance Artist.” He has participated in residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell, Times Square Arts, and University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design. Recent performance venues include: BAM, SXSW, Dixon Place, Miami Art Basel, and Centre Pompidou. His work has been featured on WNYC’s Soundcheck and BBC America. Last year he made his off-broadway debut at Lincoln Center in Dave Malloy’s Preludes. Joseph occasionally writes about contemporary art for VICE and other publications. He is currently finishing an album and developing “Let Me Die,” a performance piece involving operatic death scenes. A collection of his writing is forthcoming from Turtle Point Press.

Find Joseph tweeting @josephkeckler.


José Olivarez is
the son of Mexican immigrants, the co-author of the book of poems Home Court, and
the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods. He is a
graduate of Harvard University and Program Director at Urban Word NYC. A winner
of a 2016 Poets House Emerging Poet Fellowship and a 2015 Bronx Recognizes Its
Own award from the Bronx Council on the Arts, his work has been published
in The BreakBeat PoetsVinyl Poetry and ProseThe Chicago Tribune, & Brooklyn
among other places. He is from Calumet City, IL, and lives in the

Find José tweeting @_joseolivarez.

Inspired by the NYFA Source Hotline, #ArtistHotline is 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: Justin Berry (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ‘14); courtesy of Faith Holland; courtesy of Joseph Keckler (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ‘12), photo by Matthew Leifheit; courtesy of José Olivarez, photo by RJ Eldridge

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