The NYSCA/NYFA Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp, an intensive, multi-day professional development opportunity that delves into the real needs of artists who live in the region. The program is presented by Saratoga Arts in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts’ State and Local Partnerships and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Topics to be featured include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. Additional material will be drawn from NYFA’s popular textbook, “The Profitable Artist” (Allworth Press, 2011). The Boot Camp’s structure is a blend of formal lectures, breakout groups, and one-on-one meetings. Participants work through a flexible and dynamic “action plan” that provides a blueprint for their future project, career, and business goals. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp will presented free of charge to selected participants by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts’ State & Local Partnerships program and Saratoga Arts as part of a series of ongoing professional development programs for the arts communities in New York State. Artists interested in attending are required to apply, and participants are selected through a panel review process. Artists of all disciplines (Visual, Multidisciplinary, Performing, Literary, Interdisciplinary, Social Practice, Folk and Traditional, Film, Video and New Media) and career stages, including students, are encouraged to apply.
Program Location: Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
• Open to artists in all disciplines and career stages including students
• Artists living and working in New York State, with priority given to artists in Saratoga, Fulton, Montgomery, Warren, and Washington Counties.
Program Dates: Attendance is mandatory to all sessions. Please check your calendar before applying.
Thursday, July 11: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Overview of Artist As Entrepreneur and Participant Introductions
Friday – Sunday, July 12-14, 10 AM – 4:00 PM Daily
Workshops and panels on strategic planning, finance, art law and fundraising. Work sample review and individual presentations of action plans in small groups.
How to Apply: Apply via Submittable* by Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 11:59 PM EST. ONLINE APPLICATION
For the application we ask you provide
1. Your long term goals and why you are interested in applying to this program.
2. A narrative bio of your professional career
3. A link to your website or online presence
4. Work samples with the work statement and the description
Notifications: On or before Friday, June 14, 2019
This program is made possible through New York State Council on the Arts, State & Local Partnerships with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
The Arts Center Gallery
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866