The YPA Weekly Round-Up
Articles, events, and opportunities for arts professionals prioritizing professional development, social and cultural issues, and resources within the field.
Spring clean all areas of your life and start with your career! From hiring tips to creating inclusion and learning how to disagree—our READ section is full of wisdom to start anew. If the image of Notre Dame ablaze is still hanging over you, head over to The Met for an informal program on the great cathedral in GO and for APPLY, be sure to check out the Play Company’s Arts Administration Fellowship.
Finally, Gala season is upon us and because often arts galas and affordability do not go hand in hand—we’ve created a round-up of springtime benefit’s just for emerging arts professionals and highlighted the pros and cons of splurging on a ticket. Read our new article, Springtime Gala Season on a Budget.
While preparing this Arts Weekly, we actually laughed out loud at the brilliant TED Talk by Shawn Achor (see below). Not only did it cause a profound re-thinking around the concepts of happiness and success, but it also made us grateful that we work in an industry where it’s easy to find passion and joy through our love of arts. No matter how difficult our industry can be. Another Read this week is looking at how we need to re-think arts management courses and what curriculum changes should happen. Go to a mix of career development, earth day celebrations, and Dante readings this week. And lastly, Apply this time features two great professional development opportunities. Here we go, another week and another chance to find the happy secret to better work!
The only thing we love more than this past glorious spring weekend are all the messages of support and guidance from today’s Arts Weekly. From the-not-surprising but still gratifying to hear statistic released by a new NEA report that says arts-based economic development has been shown to be responsible for more than 600,000 jobs and $67.5 billion in economic activity in rural communities to pros and CEOs dishing weekend tips for mastering a strong work week, our Reads section will give you fuel to stay motivated and centered. Get ready for Earth Day with Women of Culture’s conversation on art and the environment in Go, plus opportunities for museum educators, registrars, and more in Apply. Now off to a new week of getting after your goals and promise us, you’ll take a lunch outside if possible!
Do you know that feeling of suddenly seeing something clearly? While collecting articles for this week’s round-up, we suddenly saw a clear theme emerge: the work-life balance. Or as we like to call it, the life balance. READ more about how to make room in your work life for you in an HBR article, and why procrastination has nothing to do time management or self-control. Not sure how we felt about procrastinating going forward, but at least we now know why we do it! In GO, we have exciting panels, talks, and conversations for you and the ever-popular Target First Saturdays at Brooklyn Museum. And as always, if you’re out for a new challenge, our APPLY section is where it’s at. Off we go into a new week, YPAers!
FINALLY! Arts Administrators are getting the appreciation and recognition they deserve -READ all about the new Berresford Prize which awards those in the fields whose jobs support artists and more. In GO, LMHQ’s acclaimed breakfast series continues to keep us coming back! This month’s conversation is on a topic that is not nearly discussed enough- emotions in the workplace! Snag your ticket now, and if your week is looking too packed, check out the webinars we have listed as well. Our APPLY section offers a variety from around the field and within our community. Onwards, into the Springtime!
We’re fighting the good fight this week, acknowledging how hard arts careers can be and why we’re still working towards being arts professionals while finding ways to work around questions such as “What is your current salary” in the READ section. Under GO we’re excited to meet the new NYPhil music director Jaap van Zweden, and learning how to apply for grants and residencies. And as always, we have plenty of opportunities for you to APPLY for as well.
Post-art fair week, we hope you are feeling more inspired than depressed. But if you are in need of some uplifting news, check out our READ section where according to a new NEA study we learn just how much the arts contributes to our country’s economy (more than agriculture, transportation, or warehousing!!) In GO, Woman’s Month is coming in strong with panels, conferences, and Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thons! In APPLY, become a DEI Fellow with AAM, plus jobs, jobs, and more jobs. Onwards!
March has started, and with a snow storm! We hope you’re all keeping warm. Whether you get a snow day today or not, we’ll make sure it’s a good start to the week with plenty of articles in our Reads section. For example, find out whether you’re the type who should be listening to music while working. We also can’t wait to go see the newly opened exhibition at the New York Public Library commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, Go to a related event this week. And lastly, a great curatorial fellowship opportunity and more in our Apply section this week.
Let’s wrap up the month with a bang! From the impact of the government shutdown on the arts to networking and development tips, our Reads section provides a balance of insight and direction. And if you want to put your networking into practice, check out Go as well as a new show at one of our favorite spots, the Roger Smith Hotel. In Apply, now is the time to build the future we want for NYC culture- nominate a panelist for the city’s cultural development fund plus a general round up of opportunities in the city. Onwards, YPA!
Happy President’s Day, everyone! We hope most of you have today off and are enjoying a long weekend. For those of us who will be in our offices today, let’s find that amazing playlist that will make us hunker down and get through this Monday. We’re also celebrating Black History Month and have been pouring over the many articles and images in Google Arts & Culture’s page in our Read section. We’ve received quite a few job opportunities through our network, so go ahead and Apply if interested, and if you’re not looking for a new job at the moment, enjoy the events we picked out for you and Go.