After a long weekend of perusing Bushwick Open Studios and the Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair, we are feeling overwhelmed and inspired by the productive creativity flowing in this city. Great motivation to jump into a new week. To go with that, we've gathered articles that tackle equity, professional development, and calls to action. Around town includes a networking opportunity for our curatorial and art-making members and a powerhouse panel on museum representation. The Job Hunt is extra long, because so many amazing YPA members keep sending us leads - thank you all :) With that collaborative spirit in mind, let's knock out this week!
Reads and Feeds: Words that Lingered
Do Museums Need to Be More Socially Engaged?; Alistair Hudson and Elisabeth Callahan, Apollo Magazine; Two leaders of community driven institution's (Minneapolis Institute of Art and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) weigh in on the role of the museum today.
The Top Reasons Why Young Arts Professionals Succeed; Victoria Greene, ypia.co.uk; An organization with a mission we can obviously stand for, lays out all the ways arts professionals use creativity to problem solve and strategize to reach a goal that is self-fulfilling, enhances society or has an impact.
This is Your Brain on Art; Sarah L. Kaufman, Dani Player, Jayne Orenstein, May-Ying Lam, Elizabeth Hart and Shelly Tan, The Washington Post; A thrilling scientific and multimedia exploration of how art literally effects your brain. Bravo!
How to Address the Shortcomings of New York City's Official Cultural Plan; People's Cultural Plan, Hyperallergic; We've been posting a lot of about city's proposed Cultural Plan - the PCP argues for a sustainable, truly equitable arts community for all boroughs. We are interested to see if the city responds to the input of organizations and other cultural players.
How Art Fairs Can Do Better (Podcast); Artsy; Artsy's editors sit down with the director of the Armory Show to discuss how the art fair global trend that has significantly increased over the past decade can remain relevant and accessible.
Tuesday, September 26
Museums Now: Relevance & Representation
Hosted by American Federation of Arts, an evening with art-leaders Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Hrag Vartanian, Editor-In-Chief and Co-Founder, Hyperallergic, Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rujeko Hockley, Assistant Curator, Whitney, and others for a discussion on missions of inclusion and diversity.
6:00 - 8:00pm; Sotheby's, 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY; $15
Art Church: Networking Social for Artists and Curators
A continuation of artist Christopher Stout's Art Church, MW Projects presents a special evening for artist and curators to mingle, discuss what they are interested in and build new connections.
6:30 - 8:30pm; Doing/Living Third Floor, 218 West 57th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY; $10
Wednesday, September 27
Tribeca Art+Culture Night
25 venues will open their doors in Tribeca for a lively night highlighting the galleries, non-profits and parks this neighborhood has to offer.
6:00 - 9:00pm; Tribeca, New York, NY; Free - RSVP required
Friday, September 29
Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days
Take a long lunch and hear from entrepreneurer and Side Hustle author, Chris Guillebeau discuss how to successfully turn a new idea into potential added income.
12:00 - 1:30pm, NYPL, 188 Madison Avenue, New York, NY. (Waitlist only)
- Visitor Service Supervisor, New York Historical Society
- Project Manager, NYC Culture Pass
- Manager of Individual Giving, Second Stage Theater
- Programs and Communications Manager, Brooklyn Historical Society
- Group Visits Coordinator, El Museo del Barrio
- Program Associate, Grants, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
- Head Librarian, Sotheby's Institute of Art via NYFA Jobs
- Media Relations, Arts & Culture, Nadine Johnson & Associates via NYFA Jobs
- Operations Associate, Americans for the Arts, via Arts Job Bank
- Museum and Shipboard Educator, South Street Seaport Museum, via Arts Job Bank
- Gallery Partnerships Sales Manager, Artsy, via LinkedIn
- Digital Marketing Strategist, Out of Shadows via Artfrankly