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