Should art museums be free? Can market transparency ever truly be attainable in the art world? Is it possible to thrive in two seemingly opposite career paths at the same time? This Arts Weekly tackles all these big questions and more. Our Reads & Feeds section is full of advice, career path guidance, and the words of one forward thinking executive director (looking at you, Charles Venable). The Around Town section is all about planning, growth, and education. Take advantage of Benvenuti Art's budgeting workshop for small organizations and a practical session on authenticating art. For The Hunt we scavenged the depths of the top art job sites out there to pull highlights so you don't have to! Now go on and get out there - read, see, do, apply!
Read & Feeds: Words that Linger
How I Got My Art Job: Meet the Art-World PR Queen Who Moonlights as a DJ, Sarah Cascone for Artnet News; Our favorite art job insider series is back this time shining a light on April Hunt, founder and CEO of sparkplugPR and world famous DJ.
Newfields Director Charles Venable on Why Art Museums as We Know Them Cannot Survive, Andrew Goldstein for Artnet News; Charge for admission, fewer exhibition objects, and more cultural crossover between art, entertainment and nature - hear the innovative strategy that is keeping Indianapolis's Newfield's cultural center alive and thriving.
Can Digital Technology Open Up the Art World?, Scott Reyburn for The New York Times; A close look at the websites and apps of the art world - but which is the most market-friendly and can transparency ever really be achieved?
The Business Model of the Nonprofit Museum, Sotheby's Institute of Art; The perfect quick read for those out there navigating the non-profit versus for-profict art sectors. Sotheby's Art Business program breaks down the basics.
Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebook—and the World, Nicholas Thompson and Fred Vogelstein for Wired; A fascinating look at Facebook in the aftermath of a tumultuous two years that saw fake news, rigged elections, and internal pains.
Thursday February 22
Authenticating Works of Art: Best Practices for Appraisers, Advisors and Collectors
This practical lecture and networking session will go over the practical issues of authenticity.
$15-30; 6:30 - 8 PM; CKR Law, 1330 6th Avenue, 14th floor, New York, NY 10019
Saturday February 24
Grants Management 101 Workshop by Benvenuti Arts
For small, non-profit or volunteer run organizations, this one-day workshop will focus on budgeting and practical fiscal management. All attendees will receive a copy of A Simple Guide to Budgeting in the Arts.
$50; 12:30 - 4:30pm, Times Center, 242 West 41st, New York, NY
Sunday February 25
Feminist Art Club
Get on the waitlist for this three-hour intro-to-feminism workshop hosted by Brooklyn Brainery.
$30; 1-4pm; Windsor Terrace Brainery, 1233 Prospect Ave, Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
Tuesday February 27
Colleagues & Friends: Deborah Wye
Hear from Chief Curator Emerita of Prints and Illustrated Books at MoMA and her former colleague Wendy Weitman, now independent curator, for a conversation about their careers curating prints, and life after the traditional nine-to-five.
$5-15; 8:30 - 10am; Emigrant Savings Bank6 East 43rd Street, New York, NY
- Manager, Membership, and Special Events, The Moth; NYFA Classifieds
- Assistant Curator, The Arts Student League of New York; AAM
- PR and Marketing, Musee Magazine, Art Frankly
- Executive Assistant to Art Dealer, Pace Gallery, LinkedIn
- Public Programs Teaching Artist, Children's Museum of Art; NYFA Classifieds
- Temporary Grants Writer, Studio Museum in Harlem; Art Frankly