We all believe in the transformative power of the arts, otherwise we most likely wouldn't be working in the sector. But sometimes we find ourselves having a hard time explaining it to friends, family, or acquaintances. So this week, we're sharing some articles to help you out. Not only does arts education help with school attendance but students develop better grades in Math and English too. And we're sharing an inspiring story of how art therapy helps veterans cope with PTSD. If that's not enough motivation - come join us next week for our Arts Job Interview workshop on November 14 and land that next dream job in the arts!
Reads and Feeds: Words that Lingered
The Met Opera's Quest to Balance Old and New Is Literally 24/7, KC Ifeanyi, Fast Company; What does it mean to be on call 24/7 at an arts organization? Find out how Peter Gelb is slowly but surely instituting change at The Met Opera.
How to improve the school results: not extra maths but music, loads of it, Josh Halliday, The Guardian; While believing that arts education is important, sometimes it's hard to make that argument. But a school in the UK has just proven the opposite - more arts result in better grades in every subject. Read for inspiration.
How Sonia Friedman Became the Most Powerful Woman in Theater, Hadley Freeman, Vogue; If you need a new girl crush in the midst of all the recent news stories, or just some good old fashioned career motivation, look no further than the life story of Sonia Friedman.
How Art Is Helping Veterans Overcome PTSD; Casey Lesser, Artsy; This week is all about how art makes lives better, and there is no better way to illustrate this than veterans experiencing art therapy and through it coping with their PTSD. We all need to know about projects like this.
‘We Are Not Surprised’: Read the Blistering Open Letter That Art-World Women Wrote About Artforum, artnet News; Ok, we can't let you go without sharing the open letter making the rounds last week. Worth a(nother) read, in case you haven't gotten to it yet.
Tuesday November 7
New Perspectives on Louise Bourgeois: A Conversation with Juliet Mitchell and Siri Hustvedt
In conjunction with the exhibition Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, hear a conversation between psychoanalyst Juliet Mitchell, renowned author of Psychoanalysis and Feminism, and Siri Hustvedt, a celebrated novelist and essayist whose most recent work is A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women.
6pm; $5-$15; The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd Street, New York
Wednesday, November 8
An Evening of Dialog Exploring NYC's First-Ever Cultural Plan
Members of the general public are invited to join NYFA affiliated artist Caledonia Curry (Swoon), NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, Made in Brownsville’s Chief Operating Officer Albert Kakudji, and NYFA Executive Director Michael L. Royce and participate in an evening of dialogue about the plan.
6:30pm; $12; New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Friday November 10
Artists on Art: MSHR The World Is Sound
This week’s edition features the art collective MSHR in conversation with the Rubin Museum’s Head of Interpretation and Engagement, Jane Hsu. MSHR’s work is represented in the current exhibition The World Is Sound.
6:15 - 7:00pm; Free; Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street, New York
Saturday November 11
ISCP Fall Open Studio
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a two-day exhibition of international contemporary art presented by the 36 artists and curators from 22 countries currently in residence. Twice a year only, ISCP offers the public access to the inner sanctum of artists’ and curators’ studios to view artwork and share one-on-one conversations.
1pm - 8pm; Free; 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
- Events Manager, Pioneer Works; NYFA Jobs
- Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, Future Laboratories; YPA Member
- Volunteer Program, International Society for the Performing Arts Congress
- Director of Communications, The Shed; NYFA Jobs
- Ambassador, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Indeed
- Development Manager, New Dramatists; Artjobs
- Social Media Assistant, Youth Initiatives, American Museum of Natural History; Art Job Bank
- Development Assistant, Museum of the City of New York; LinkedIn