The YPA Weekly Round-Up
Articles, events, and opportunities for arts professionals prioritizing professional development, social and cultural issues, and resources within the field.
It’s finally here—the New York summer! With all it’s beauty, free outdoor events, smelly street trash, Shakespeare in the Park, and of course the Pride Parade this coming weekend. To start you off into the first official week of summer, we’ve got your dose of articles to Read and events to Go to. And if you’re on the hunt for a new job, check our Apply section. Let’s all keep a cool head and enjoy the summer!
This is the week. Join us tomorrow (Tues, June 18) at Sotheby’s Institute of Art for an evening discussion on job hunting in the arts with leaders from NYFA, Art Frankly, Fractured Atlas, and namesake of Hillary Burchfield LLC Fine Arts Executive Search and Recruiting. Tickets are just $10 and include a drink, so reserve your seat now! If you’ve already landed your dream job but are looking for ways to navigate an overly chatty work environment or those tricky office politics, our Read and Go sections have you covered! Then put the lessons learned this week to good use by searching our weekly job highlights in Apply! Now that’s a full-circle arts round-up. See you all Tuesday!
We hope you enjoyed the gorgeous weather this past weekend and got out and about to soak up the public art around the city. This week it was hard to select the top Reads for this round-up as we could have easily included double the amount of interesting articles. Browse our top picks below, there’s something to be found for all of you. Celebrate Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots by attending various events across the city through our Go section. And if you’re looking to Apply for a new job, take a look at the opportunities and then sign up for our next YPA event:
Conversations about decolonization and diversity are big topics in the arts as of late as many workers and outside community groups demand institutions to reflect on their history and internal practices. Our Read section is there to help navigate the challenges and the distinct differences of these terms with a CAA workshop recap on the topic as well as a direct link to the newly circulating google sheet where museum workers are publicly sharing their own salaries. For Go, receive career and fundraising advice when you need it most with NYFA’s new ‘Doctor’s Hours On Call’ service and get ready to wind down at Pioneer Works for their Second Sundays party!
Apply skims the surface of the potential job openings available right now, so be sure to poke around each of the listing sites if you don’t see a position that sparks your fire. And grab your spot for our next YPA event, Job Hunting in the Arts at Sotheby’s Institute of Art on June 18 with leaders from NYFA Classifieds, Art Frankly, Fractured Atlas, and the founder and namesake of Hillary Burchfield LLC Fine Arts Executive Search and Recruiting. Tickets are $10 and include a seat at the panel conversation, a drink, and an opportunity to mingle. Now onwards and full speed ahead!
We hope you enjoyed some much-needed time off this long weekend! For us-the extra day meant more time to catch up on our always growing reading list, as reflected in this week’s Read section where we learn about how AI is being utilized (and maybe banned) for screening events and we contemplate the institutional impact of the recent wave of museum protests. For Go, the summer event options continues to pick-up, from a development focused online webinar to a conversation on AI hosted at the National Arts Club. The job hunt can start with a few of the opportunities listed in Apply and then meet us at Sotheby’s Institute of Art on June 18 for an all-star panel on applying for jobs in NYC with leaders from NYFA Classifieds, Art Frankly, Fractured Atlas, and the founder and namesake of Hillary Burchfield LLC Fine Arts Executive Search and Recruiting. Tickets are $10 but include a drink along with an opportunity to mingle. Hope to see you there!
Here we go—one week until a well-deserved long weekend and the unofficial ringing in of summer in NYC. We don’t know about you, but with the weather finally warming we just want to be out and about taking in everything this city has to offer young arts professionals like us! Event and program planners clearly feel the same and our GO section is feeling appropriately packed. Don’t miss out signing up early for YPA’s own June 18 event “Job Hunting in the Arts” at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and if you’re still searching for the right arts role to complement your skills, join NYFA’s upcoming online workshop. READ all about bouncing back from rejection and what can happen when you work for a progressive boss. Use the spring/summer hustle time to APPLY for exciting new job opportunities in the city. Long weekend, we see you!
This weather is certainly having us crave far-flung beaches and sunshine. But we shall not be discouraged. Bad weather just means we’re not feeling guilty for staying in and working on our careers, catching up on shows, and reading. We’ve got plenty for the latter in our READ section and have especially been enjoying the Emerging Arts Leaders Blog Salon by Americans for the Arts. If you do want to brave the rain these days, we have plenty of exciting events to GO to. And make sure that you save the date for our June 18 event “Job Hunting in the Arts” at Sotheby’s. Lastly APPLY for exciting opportunities we have for you by YPA members, NYFA, and more.
The first week of May has come and gone and with that, the annual wave of Frieze-related art fairs and activities. We hope you survived! This week we are focusing on improvement and starting with how to advocate for the arts and humanities-check out READ for that and more. For GO, head to the NY Historical Society for a vital #metoo oriented conversation on how museums and institutions can support women and their stories. APPLY has professional development opportunties for those in the dance community and Harlem, plus the usual job round-up. Another week, another chance to do just a little bit better. Onwards!
Some days we need little reminders about the power of the arts. This week we’ve been pouring over two reports that have provided that kind of reminding; one by Springboard for the Arts and the other by the British Council. Both beautifully capturing the importance of the arts and culture in reconciliation, community, and building resilience. They’re certainly worth a READ. We’re also hoping to see you at this week’s YPA tour of The Other Art Fair (free!) or we hope you enjoy some of the other events under GO. And APPLY features some great opportunities for young professionals like you. Here’s to a successful week for all!
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.