The YPA Weekly Round-Up
Articles, events, and opportunities for arts professionals prioritizing professional development, social and cultural issues, and resources within the field.
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.
This week the College Art Association’s Annual Conference arrives to town and we hope you take advantage of their generous Pay-As-You-Wish policy. It’s perfect for non-members, those not able to afford the steep ticket price, or those who can only attend a few sessions throughout the week. Also featured this week is Fractured Atlas’s staff page outlining their company policies and employee resources. We found this entire site incredibly informative. The transparency and support this arts organization gives its workers should be an industry standard. And though not all of the resources are relevant for a Fractured Atlas outsider, we recommend the Autonomy, Decisions & Conversations, and Aligning Objectives sections. More arts resources and tips in our Read, Go, and Apply sections below—and onward Young Professionals!
Those two puppies at the Met Museum simply made our day! This week, we want to feel the same amount of chill as the two of them and just breeze through it. There’s plenty of great events in our Go section to accomplish this, or relax listening to the CI to Eye podcast while learning something at the same time. And there’s still time to Apply for the 2050 Administrative Fellowship at the New York Theater Workshop. Here’s to feeling the chill this week without actually freezing like we did in last week’s cold!
The deadlines are approaching and it's time to level up! Connect with other rising leaders in the field while building the skills you need through NYFA’s Emerging Leaders Boot Camp. Get your application together because there are just two more days to apply! And speaking of mentorship programs, our Apply and Go sections provide a few more opportunities for growth near and far. All that and more in this week’s round-up!
If you’ve had the joys of a long weekend—we salute you and hope that you stayed bundled up on your couch under many layers of blankets! Today it’s back to braving the cold and dragging yourself to the office, your creative project, your freelance gig, or your job search. To support you from afar, we have some inspiring advice for Entrepreneurs for you to Read alongside an article explaining why it sometimes takes us 10 days to do something that takes 10 minutes (we’re wiser now!). Under Go, we’re seeing you discussing Blackness and Modernism or taking in a free concert at Symphony Space this weekend. And if new year means new job, there’s plenty of opportunities (including for the full-time employed arts professional) under apply!
For our first round up of the year, be sure to Read our new Event Recap for the Conflict Resolution workshop we held in partnership with New York Foundation for the Arts last Fall. Fractured Atlas’s guide to measuring your activity and productiveness is a great start towards a mindful and present new year. For Go, poster making, fundraising how-tos, and a concise list of art shows around town, you’ll find something for everyone. NYFA’s Emerging Leaders Boot camp is a valuable experience for taking your arts career to the next level and has a deadline quickly approaching at the end of the month - don’t wait to apply!