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Established in 1971 as an independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower emerging artists and arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional/organizational development. In 2009, we extended our programs and services throughout the United States and the international community.

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 is pleased to announce the third year of the NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, a series of ongoing professional development programs for the arts communities in New York State.
The NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp is an intensive, multi-day professional development opportunity that delves into the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts.  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, 2011).
The structure is a blend of formal lectures, discussions, and breakout groups. Participants work through a flexible and dynamic “action plan,” and other entrepreneurial tools that provide a blueprint for their practice or specific projects.
There is no charge to participate in the NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program. Artists interested in attending are required to apply, and participants are selected through a panel review process. Artists of all disciplines and career stages, including students, are encouraged to apply. 

Deadline: Monday, August 27, 2018, 11:59 PM EST

Location: Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main St, Huntington, NY 11743

Program Dates:
Thursday, October 11: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Overview of Artist As Entrepreneur and Participant Introductions

Sessions One and Two
Friday, October 12: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 13: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Topics will include finance, law, strategic planning, and fundraising

Sunday, October 14: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
AM: Work sample session and PM: Individual presentations in small groups

Attendance is mandatory to all sessions. Please check your calendar before applying.

Eligibility:
Open to artists in all disciplines and career stages including students
Artists living and working in New York State*

Guidelines:
For the application we ask you provide:
- Your long terms 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 statement and description

*Priority will be given to artists living and working in Long Island, in Nassau and Suffolk counties, however the program is open to artists throughout New York State.

Notification: On or before Monday, September 10, 2018

On selection into the program, artists will be asked to pay a $25 program deposit which will be automatically refunded at the end of the program, if artists attend all sessions. (If a family or medical emergency prevents attendance, this would be considered an exception to the rule.)

Questions: Learning@nyfa.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.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts’ State & Local Partnerships program and The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes is pleased to announce the third year of the NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, a series of ongoing professional development programs for the arts communities in New York State.
The NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp is an intensive, multi-day professional development opportunity that delves into the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts.  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, 2011).
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 structure is a blend of formal lectures, discussions, and breakout groups. Participants work through a flexible and dynamic “action plan,” and other entrepreneurial tools that provide a blueprint for their practice or specific projects.
There is no charge to participate in the NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program. Artists interested in attending are required to apply, and participants are selected through a panel review process. Artists of all disciplines and career stages, including students, are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Monday, September 17, 2018, 11:59 PM EST

Program Location: TBA, Corning, NY.

Program Dates:
Thursday, November 1: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Overview of Artist As Entrepreneur and Participant Introductions

Sessions One and Two
Friday, November 2: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 3: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Topics will include finance, law, strategic planning, and fundraising

Sunday, November 4: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
AM: Work sample session and PM: Individual presentations in small groups

Attendance is mandatory to all sessions. Please check your calendar before applying.

Eligibility:
Open to artists in all disciplines and career stages including students
Artists living and working in New York State**

Guidelines:
For the application we ask you provide:
Your long terms 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 the work statement and the description
**Priority will be given to artists living and working in the following 8 counties: Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Yates, Allegany, Broome and Tompkins, however the program is open to artists throughout New York State.

Notification: On or before Monday, October 1, 2018

On selection into the program, artists will be asked to pay a $25 program deposit which will be automatically refunded at the end of the program, if artists attend all sessions. (If a family or medical emergency prevents attendance, this would be considered an exception to the rule.)

Questions: Learning@nyfa.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 Learning/Professional Development