Now, we know that the arts can be a tough working environment and a glass of wine can often remedy some of the stress. Especially when offered at openings, galas, and other events on the regular (give us free snacks & drinks and we're there!). But maybe we should stop and think how our industry's easy access to alcohol impacts the creative workforce. Read on for more Words That Lingered this week. We're also looking forward to browsing LMCC's open studios this coming weekend and for the job hunters among you, as always, we've got you covered.Read More
Tensions can run high this time of the year, the Spring brings an active calendar that keeps on delivering events, conversations, and all-day symposiums that can have you running all over town like a maniac. This week is no different, we've got a full list of things to read and go see. Like supporting Art F City at their goth themed benefit and engaging in discussions around gender challenges and exploring the notion of post-truth in the era of the new administration. Our weekly reads include our first feature of an NEA-funded organization, Alice James Books, tactics for finding the assertive balance in the work place, and a look at the history of gender representation in classical music. Rounding it out is a few features for those on the job hunt! - Take a deep breath and find your zen. We've got you covered.Read More
The recent political beratement on the National Endowment for the Arts has just about everyone I know alerted. As the largest arts grantmaker in the country the precise impact of the organization is truly unquantifiable. It’s influence is found in community conversations, resources such as free after school programs, workshops ranging from professional development to assisting the elderly, cultural festivals and screenings, and by bringing crucial access to the arts in underserved sectors of the country. 65% of the NEA’s budget of $148 Million goes towards small and medium sized organizations, ensuring that all fifty states in the country have exposure to diverse views of culture, through music, art, literature, dance, and theater. All this for merely .004 % of the federal budget. But what do these numbers really measure? Where does the money actually go and what is its impact? What would happen and exactly who would be affected if the funding entity was cut?
In our new series, Oh, The Places The Funding Will Go, we will be exploring the true reach of the endowment by highlighting NEA funded organizations and programs in each of the 50 states as a way to further illuminate its importance and share stories of its cultural and community significance.Read More
It's Passover, and Easter, and let's not forget tax season (and no, we don't count that as a holiday)! If you're among the disciplined who already filed your taxes months ago - kudos to you my friend. However, if you, (like most of us) leave it to the last minute, we're sharing a useful article about making charitable deductions. Regardless if you're planning on event-hopping or lounging on the couch this week, we've got you covered. Here are our favorite online reads of the week along with upcoming events and opportunities centered towards professional development, networking, social activism, and community engagement. Here’s what we are into this week:Read More
Ahh, the online dating scene! There’s nothing quite like it. Each of us showing our best side, the wittiest lines and a carefully curated collection of pictures. But what if we had the chance to write what we actually mean to say? We explored what eight Tinder profiles of young arts professionals would look like.Read More
Happy April! We are looking forward to sunnier, warm long days with more chances to take in public art outdoors. Until then, here are our favorite online reads of the week along with upcoming events and opportunities centered towards professional development, networking, social activism, and community engagement. Here’s what we are into this week:Read More
An interview with Long Island City based artist and MoMA preparator, Juan Hinojosa on how he manages two career paths, his favorite part about being hands on with an incredible collection, and his recommendations for having an authentic NYC experience with art. (Spoiler alert - it's not where you think it'll be)Read More
Each Sunday at YPA we huddle and pick out our favorite online reads of the week along with upcoming events and opportunities centered towards professional development, networking, social activism, and community engagement. Here's what we're into this week:Read More
There are very few paid opportunities for arts professionals to hone their skills straight out of college or in the first years of their career. Many creative or arts related entry-level positions demand experience within their respective fields prior to even landing the job. While internships offer a guaranteed route to learn, gain connections, and standout for future employers, many, (really, far too many) are unpaid. This vastly limits the pool of applicants that are able to commit their time while sacrificing income.Read More
I’ve recently attended a workshop organized by the Arts & Business Council of New York on “Moving Arts Leadership Forward” and one of the panelist's statement has stuck with me for days: “Art professionals are not failed artists”.
Regardless of the definition problem of arts professionals, there is a common sense that we have tried to become full-time artists, failed miserably, needed to pay rent and settled on arts administration.Read More
Welcome YPA-ers to the first edition of our new weekly round-up series! Each Sunday we will be wrangling up our favorite online reads of the week along with upcoming events and opportunities centered towards professional development, networking, social activism, and community engagement. Our goal is to share relevant content, promote crucial arts organizations, and provide a curated comprehensive guide to what’s happening in the arts around the city. Here’s what we are into this week:Read More
We know job hunting can be exhausting. Believe us, we've been in your shoes so many times ourselves and tried to keep sane and motivated at the same time. That's why we want to share tips with you, as well as many resources, to help you land your dream gig in the arts. Let's do it!Read More