We're gearing up for a few weeks full of events, art fairs, networking opportunities, and spring season highlights. To get us in the mood our Reads & Feeds section provides you with an Armory Week Cheat Sheet as well as thoughts on leadership and success that we'd like to take to heart and implement in our own lives. Around Town features only a sliver of the flurry of art happenings in the city, plus a special offer for VIP tickets for our members. Read on for more! Here's to a great work week and we look forward to crossing paths with you at one of the events. Email us directly, or DM us on Instagram if you're planning to be at any of them - see you there!
Read & Feeds: Words that Linger
2018 Armory Week Art Fair Cheat Sheet, Grace Halio for Artnews; Armory Week is upon us and if you're losing sight of what fairs you should really visit, check out this cheat sheet. Pssst, we also have complimentary VIP tickets to Art on Paper for our members. Email us for more details.
Learnings From the Interview Series What Does Success In the Arts Look Like, Anabel Roque Rodríguez for anabelroro.com; We love reading Anabel's interview series where arts professionals share what success means to them. This article is a great summary of the things never mentioned explicitly but are essentials to remember time and again.
When It Comes To Engaging A Diverse Audience, Orchestras Have Nowhere To Go But Up, Drew McManus for Adaptistration; Showcasing shocking and yet not surprising statistics on how non-inclusive US orchestras are, Drew makes the case for more effective progress in the field or institutions shall die of "self-inflicted irrelevance".
The Leadership Ethos: How What We Believe Can Inform Our Leadership Practices, Jeanne Bell for Nonprofit Quarterly; An in-depth look at what it takes to have more inclusive and value-aligned leadership, both within yourself, and with others.
Wednesday March 7
Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen | Guests: Hank Willis Thomas & Deborah Willis
An interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers.
$5-$8; 6:30pm, Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall, New York, NY
March 8 - 11
Art on Paper
Art on Paper returns to downtown Manhattan's Pier 36 with eighty galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. Art on Paper's medium-driven focus lends itself to significant projects - unique moments that have set the fair apart and established an important destination for the arts in New York City. As a Cultural Partner, YPA NYC is delighted to provide complimentary VIP passes to our members. Please email us for details.
$25-$50; Pier 36 New York, 299 South St, New York, NY 10002
Sunday March 11
Women’s History Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Celebrate Women's History Month at the Jewish Museum's first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon co-presented with Art + Feminism, a campaign dedicated to improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia.
Free with RSVP; 2-6pm; Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., New York, NY
Monday March 12
Women & The Art World
Join Women of Culture and the Emerging Leaders of New York Arts (ELNYA) for a Conversation About Women & The Art World. Part of the Women of Culture Conversation series, this evening of networking and discussion will be an amazing opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of fine art through the perspective of the women who work in it.
$21; 6:30pm; Anita Rogers Gallery, 15 Greene St., Ground floor, New York, NY
Thursday March 15
Black, White, Female, Other: Exploring Feminist Identity in this #MeToo Moment
To mark Women’s History Month, The Other Box Project looks at how race has factored into this moment of #MeToo.
$10; 7pm; The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY
SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York
SRFF’s Fifth Edition launches with 70 films from 35 countries that cover a broad range of socially relevant™ stories regarding immigration, women and girls, human trafficking, climate change, ageing, mental health, disability, social justice, homelessness, LGBTQ rights, VR/360º and more.
Ticket prices vary; Cinema Village, 22 East 12th Street, New York, 10003
- Auctions Liaison, Artsy; NYFA Classifieds
- Development and Special Events Internship (Paid), Aperture Foundation; Art Frankly
- Executive Assistant, Metropolitan Museum of Art, LinkedIn
- Membership and Campaign Coordinator, Hudson River Park Friends, NYFA Classifieds
- Community Liaison Fellowship, Orchestra of St. Luke's; ELNYA
- Fair Assistant, Affordable Art Fair; NYFA Classifieds
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