The YPA Weekly Round-Up
Articles, events, and opportunities for arts professionals prioritizing professional development, social and cultural issues, and resources within the field.
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.
Feeling down after a tumultuous week that bled into the weekend? US TOO. If only all our problems would self-destruct just like Banksy’s latest stunt. But there is no better time to get educated, connect with your community, and rally together. Below are some reads, events, and new horizons toward a brighter, more inclusive, and fair future. Because we can’t stay stagnant, not in times like these. Onwards.
Is sniffly cold season here? While we can’t promise reading poetry will help you beat a stuffy nose, research has shown that poetry has quite surprising effects on recovery and pain reduction, Read more below. We’re thrilled this week about the upcoming Mile Long Opera on the High Line and are looking forward to seeing some of you there and at other events in our Go section. Apply is full of positions sent to us by YPA members (thank you!).
With fall officially upon us, so begins one of the busiest and culturally rich seasons - so keeping this to the point. Reads offers a range of proactive resources and information from technology to supporting inclusion in the field. Go takes you all around town (and online) to hear from art leaders, technology experts, and artists in the city. Apply is heavy on development oriented jobs this week but be sure to check out the job board resources used if you don’t see the role for you.
Who knew that sometimes all you need to become more creative is to start dating someone from another culture than yours? If it were only that simple. Instead, we’re working on coping with our failures and learning how to become better at parties in our Read section, so we can utilize our newly acquired skills at events in our Go section. And if you’re on the hunt for new opportunities, head over to Apply for new jobs. And make sure to snag your ticket for the Affordable Art Fair this month with a special YPA ticket offer.
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Find the motivation you need and organize efficiently into a new week, as we take on interviews, strategic planning, and the social impact of arts in our Read & GoYPA Arts Weekly sections. Apply features a surplus of member newsletter only job referrals but check out a full round-up on the blog. Tipping our Art Admins hats off to you and the productive week ahead!
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