NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Program
Presented by Huntington Arts Council
Application Deadline: February 13, 2022
Artists living and working on Long Island in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, NY are encouraged to apply NOW to participate in this free entrepreneurial program to be presented by the Huntington Arts Council, in collaboration with the consortium of Long Island Arts Councils, on March 24 – 27, 2022.
Applications are now open for the NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Program. This professional development program, which will take place in person will be presented free of charge to selected participants by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts’ State & Local Partnerships program and Huntington Arts Council, in collaboration with the consortium of Long Island Arts Councils, as part of a series of ongoing professional development programs for the arts communities in New York State.
The NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Program is an intensive, multi-day professional development opportunity, offered in-person*, that delves into the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts. Content will be customized in light of the current challenges artists are facing everywhere but also target those issues for artists specifically located in the Long Island region, and will be presented with this perspective in mind.
The program benefits artists of all disciplines and stages of their career, who are looking to identify new ways of thinking and approaching their arts practice while seeking a community of like-minded peer artists.Featured topics will include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. Additional material will be drawn from NYFA’s popular textbook,The Profitable Artist (Allworth Press, 2018). The structure is a blend of workshops, discussions, and breakout groups. Participants will work through flexible and dynamic tools that will help to provide a blueprint for their practice and/or specific projects.
There is no charge to participate in the NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Program. Artists of all disciplines (Visual, Multidisciplinary, Performing, Literary, Interdisciplinary, Social Practice, Folk and Traditional, Film, Video and New Media) and career stages, including college students, are encouraged to apply. Those interested in attending are required to apply. NYFA will be accepting applications from now through Sunday, February 13, 11:59 PM EST. Participants will be selected through a panel review process.
Program Dates: March 24 – 27, 2022
Thursday, March 24th, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST: Overview of Artist As Entrepreneur and Participant Introductions
The 3-day (March 25th, 26th, 27th, 10 AM – 4:00 PM EST) intensive includes:
1. Workshops and panels on strategic planning, marketing, finance, art law and fundraising.
2. A work sample review based on each artist’s application submission to the program.
3. Individual presentations of action plans in small groups to close the program.
*The dates listed above are planned for an in-person program, implemented in accordance with local and state health guidelines. The program will be moved online, if necessary.
Location: Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main Street, Huntington NY 11743 Attendance is mandatory to all sessions.
How to Apply:
For more information and to apply click here on Submittable* by Sunday, February 13th, 11:59, 2022 PM EST. *First-time users will need to register by clicking here on Submittable to access the application portal.
- Open to artists in all disciplines and career stages, including students.
- Open to artists living and working in New York State, with priority given to those in Suffolk County and other counties from the Long Island region.
Guidelines: For the application we ask you provide:
- Your long term goals and why you are interested in applying to this program.
- A narrative bio of your professional career.
- A link to your website or online presence.
- Work samples with an artist statement and description.
Notification: On or before February 28, 2022.
Questions regarding the application process: Contact NYFA at email@example.com and include “Huntington Arts” in the subject line.
To request an accommodation or assistance in applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 212-366-6900. Ext 266. We ask that requests for accommodation be made as soon as possible or by Tuesday, February 1, 2022 to allow adequate time for staff to support you in submitting an application before the deadline.
Questions regarding local knowledge: Contact Huntington Arts Council at email@example.com.
Long Island Arts Council Consortium: Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts, East End Arts, Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council, Huntington Arts Council, Islip Arts Council, Long Island Arts Alliance, LBNY Arts Council, Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, Patchogue Arts Council & MoCA L.I., Westbury Arts.