The YPA Weekly Round-Up
Articles, events, and opportunities for arts professionals prioritizing professional development, social and cultural issues, and resources within the field.
Not sure if you’ve had enough of holiday parties yet? Well, enjoy the coming last few days to cram in celebrating with colleagues and friends before the year comes to a close. Events in the city are also slowly winding down in our GO section, but there’s always plenty to READ while enjoying some cozy warm drink and holiday sugary treats. And if you need a break from the stress of gift shopping, why not skim through open job opportunities under APPLY. Cheers to the holidays!
As the weeks propel toward the new year, our Arts Weekly is a reminder to slow down and enjoy all the season has to offer. Learn about the new updated MTA station art in our Reads section and check out one of our favorite events, the Center for Performance Research’s Open House evening in Go. For Apply, open calls, administrative fellowships and jobs picked just for you. Onwards into the holidays.
It’s the last sprint to the holiday break and doesn’t December just always feel a little too short? So many holiday parties, drinks, year-end festivities to go to before we wind down this year. While enjoying those cocktails, there’s always a chance to expand your network, and in READ we share an article on how to do so. This week we’re also loving the interview with one of our YPA Members Luiza Teixeira-Vesey from NYFA. We share mostly free events in our GO section, we know budget’s are tight during gifting season but that doesn’t mean you have to cut down on your outings. Under APPLY this week, we’re sharing a very special opportunity to volunteer with us! We would love to hear from you if you’re interested in contributing and gaining experience at the same time. Write us :)
Welcome back and hello Monday! To help you jump straight into the holidays and support artists along the way, check out NYFA’s Holiday Gift Guide in our READ section. Work on managing your digital persona at two separate events in GO and keep your resume up to date and eyes peeled because we have lots of YPA Member recommendations in APPLY. All that and more below!
It cometh our way—a well-deserved break for all of us! Hopefully a lot of turkey, family, and friends time is in your future. And if you’re travelling, may the roads be clear and the airport lines short. For a travel Read, we’ve included articles on Louis Armstrong and the cult of creativity, or maybe you want to start a daily sketchbook? If you’re still in the city this week, there are still some events at NYFA and the Museum of Jewish Heritage to Go to. And maybe after you’ve recovered from your food coma you want to Apply for some jobs?
This week we salute our veterans, the brave humans who fought in wars home and abroad. The ability for the arts to have a positive transformative influence on veterans, particularly those affected by PTSD is a powerful, new sector in the arts that is affecting real change. This week, Read further about the efforts to bring the healing qualities of the arts to those in the military with Americans for the Arts and if this peaks your attention, be sure to explore the Apply section for an open opportunity to work in field. Go connect with yourself at a guided meditation and lecture at the ICP Museum lead by Art + Feminism co-founder, Jacqueline Mabey—you deserve it!
Let’s make sure we all get out and vote tomorrow, folks! Find your local NYC poll site here, if you haven’t done so already, and execute your civic duty. If the political climate has you looking for a little hope, read about how an entire community helped a local bookstore move in our READ section. In GO we’re already looking ahead to next week’s YPA November Event, join us at the ICP Young Patrons Party. If you’ve always looked for an easy way to borrow any type of equipment (electronics, photography, film, etc.), there’s now a site for that called Fat Llama (see below). Lastly, a good way to always keep your career on its toes is to check out job opportunities under APPLY.
Harvest negative feelings into productive conversations and creative friction at tonight’s workshop hosted in partnership with New York Foundation for the Arts. Three leaders in the arts, Judith Pineiro, Executive Director at Association of Art Museum Curators, Maria Villafranca, Director of Communications at The Andy Warhol Foundation, and Renee Foster, Chair of Fundraising and Development for the Universal Hip Hop Museum, will share strategies and advice to successfully tackle conflict resolution in the work space. Can’t make this session? Plenty of ways to expand your comfort zone in this week’s Art Weekly below!
We don’t know about you, but colder days for us mean it’s just a tad harder to be out and about and be social. But we’ll give you plenty of reasons to do so in our GO section. And if networking or making new friends is not your forte, we have some advice under READ. Introvert or not, it’s always a good reminder to focus on asking great questions while networking. We’re looking forward to our event in partnership with NYFA’s Emerging Leaders program “Managing Up and Down: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace” on Monday, Oct. 29 (register now!). As always, we have job opportunities for you to APPLY as well.
You know those days that could use a few extra hours? All of last week felt like that for us. But especially so when we discovered the “Arts + Social Impact Explorer” by Americans for the Arts. Not only is it a great resource for stats, facts, and data, but each segment includes an additional reading list that makes us wish for extra reading time. Under GO this week, we’re excited to share our next event in partnership with NYFA’s Emerging Leaders program “Managing Up and Down: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace” on Monday, Oct. 29 (register now!). Lastly, even if you have a full-time job, you might want to consider becoming a "People Mover” at National Sawdust for two days? We were intrigued. More below under APPLY.