’Artist as Entrepreneur’ program signups open July 18

Narrowsburg. This multi-day program, open to anyone within commuting distance of Sullivan County, NY, will offer artists of all disciplines professional development tips.

| 02 Jul 2024 | 12:07

The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) will be hosting the Artist as Entrepreneur program, which will take place in Narrowsburg from September 5 to 8, 2024. Artists of all disciplines and career stages, including students, are encouraged to apply for this free, three-and-a-half-day professional development program on the second floor of the Krause Recital Hall (37 Main Street, Narrowsburg). Presented in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), the program is open to artists living and working within commuting distance of Sullivan County, NY. Priority will be given to New York State residents, as this program is funded and administered by NYSCA/NYFA.

Artists are invited to apply via Submittable (bit.ly/3L8RGLf) by July 18. For more information about the program, interested applicants are encouraged to join the Zoom Info Session on Tuesday, July 9, at 12 p.m. To register for the Zoom, email info@delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.

“Artists are a driving force behind many of our local and regional economies. Programs like NYSCA/NYFA’s Artist as Entrepreneur program help advance their creative practice through vital skill building and networking,” said DVAA Executive Director Ariel Shanberg.

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur program is an intensive professional development opportunity that serves artists and creatives of all disciplines (including visual, literary, performing arts, among others). According to DVAA, this more than three-day program delves into the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts, empowering artists with the tools to imagine and pursue success as they define it. “Whether you’re looking for a shift in thinking, strategies for your arts/creative business, or peer networks, this program provides dynamic planning tools for building a blueprint for your creative practice or arts project.”

Participants will delve into topics such as:

Strategic Planning: Setting long-term goals and creating actionable plans to achieve them.

Marketing and Promotion: Developing effective strategies to market your work and build your personal brand.

Fundraising and Grant Writing: Learning how to secure funding through various channels and craft compelling grant applications.

Financial Literacy: Managing finances, budgeting, and understanding the financial aspects of an artistic career.

Work Sample Reviews: Receiving feedback on your portfolio or work samples to refine and improve your presentation.

Peer Networking: Building connections with fellow artists and industry professionals to foster collaboration and support.

Assistance for transportation and lodging is available. All inquiries must be submitted no later than Wednesday, July 3, to learning@nyfa.org.

This program is made possible through New York State Council on the Arts’ State & Local Partnerships Program with the support of the Governor’s Office and the New York State Legislature. This program is part of NYFA Learning, which includes professional development for artists and arts administrators.