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Professional Development

cover artwork by Robin Rosenthal

NYSCA/NYFA Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Thursday, July 11 – Sunday, July 14, 2019
at The Arts Center

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

Eligibility:
• 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 Sunday, June 9, 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

Questions regarding application process: Contact NYFA: Learning@nyfa.org
Questions regarding local knowledge: Contact Tanya: ttobias@saratoga-arts.org 

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.

NYFA Arts Administrator Meet Up

Thursday, July 11, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
The Arts Center

Are you an arts administrator working in the Adirondacks, Capital Region or the North Country. Join The New York Foundation for the Arts, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) State & Local Partnerships program and Saratoga Arts, for a social meet up to develop connections and grow your professional network in the region. The event will serve as a forum for arts administrators to explore the strengths and challenges of the field. NYFA will also provide leadership resources from its Emerging Leaders Boot Camp program. This programming is part of NYFA’s entrepreneurial training in the New York State. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Questions: Email learning@nyfa.org  • Questions about Saratoga Springs: Email Tanya at ttobias@saratoga-arts.org

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. This program is part of NYFA Learning, which includes professional development for artists and arts administrators. Sign up for NYFA’s free bi-weekly newsletter to receive updates on future programs.

NYFA Resources and Services Talk

Saturday, July 13, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
The Arts Center

Artists of all disciplines are invited to join us for this free event!
The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), in partnership with New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) State & Local Partnerships program, will present a free public program for artists of all disciplines in collaboration with Saratoga Arts. This programming is part of NYFA’s entrepreneurial training in the Adirondacks, the Capital Region, the North Country, and surrounding areas. NYFA will present an overview of our free and low-cost national programs and services. Whether you’re trying to raise money to finish a particular project, seeking feedback on your work, looking for an artistic residency, or trying to find a job, NYFA has resources that you can use to help you sustain and grow your artistic practice. We will provide information on the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship, an unrestricted grant of $7,000 for which artists living and working in New York state are eligible. Applications for the 2019-20 cycle will open in Fall 2019.

Questions: Email learning@nyfa.org  • Questions about Saratoga Springs: Email Tanya at ttobias@saratoga-arts.org

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. This program is part of NYFA Learning, which includes professional development for artists and arts administrators. Sign up for NYFA’s free bi-weekly newsletter to receive updates on future programs.