It’s the last sprint to the holiday break and doesn’t December just always feel a little too short? So many holiday parties, drinks, year-end festivities to go to before we wind down this year. While enjoying those cocktails, there’s always a chance to expand your network, and in READ we share an article on how to do so. This week we’re also loving the interview with one of our YPA Members Luiza Teixeira-Vesey from NYFA. We share mostly free events in our GO section, we know budget’s are tight during gifting season but that doesn’t mean you have to cut down on your outings. Under APPLY this week, we’re sharing a very special opportunity to volunteer with us! We would love to hear from you if you’re interested in contributing and gaining experience at the same time. Write us :)Read More
Welcome back and hello Monday! To help you jump straight into the holidays and support artists along the way, check out NYFA’s Holiday Gift Guide in our READ section. Work on managing your digital persona at two separate events in GO and keep your resume up to date and eyes peeled because we have lots of YPA Member recommendations in APPLY. All that and more below!Read More
Workplace family, DEI initiatives, and artist morning routines. We're covering a lot in our Reads section this week. Does your morning routine match a famous artist's? Then use the last summer weeks to apply for jobs or check out more highlights below and the full list on the YPA Blog!
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This week, our round-up features strategies for creating plans, busting down blocks and building a more attainable future.
In Reads, an argument to consider the use of language and terms within arts management is explored and AMFA lays out a step by step guide for drafting a cohesive marketing plan. For Go, get your grant questions answered at the first session with Brooklyn Arts Council and last call for Shakespeare in the Park! We grabbed standby tickets after work and enjoyed the quintessential NYC summer night. What's left on your summer-time bucket list before it’s too late? If 'apply for jobs' is on that list, as usual - you're covered. Check out highlights below and the full shiny new list on the YPA Blog!
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Nope, not feeling like spring yet but hang in there! Till then, check out the YPA round-up of professional and socially oriented reads, engaged events around town, and a robust list of jobs and online sites below!Read More
What do the arts have to do with the Super Bowl? Well, look no further than Philly and Boston's museums to give you another (artsy) reason to follow the game. If you're however feeling bored during the time between Super Bowl commercials and before and after the halftime show - rest assured that being bored is good for you. Find out more in our Reads and Feeds section, where we're inspired by how music improves the lives of people with dementia and the artist Doreen Garner who set up a tattoo parlor dedicated to Black Pride. Catch her in person this week at a film premiere and check out Around Town for more events to attend this week, like the talk on Michelangelo just in time for the Met Museum's blockbuster exhibition. If the new year means a new job for you, let The Hunt section start you off, or start browsing the job sites mentioned. Onwards through this cold, YPA-ers!Read More
Can you hear that? Yesterday the sound of activists, feminists, artists, and change-makers loudly banded together for both the Women's March and Art Action Day (AAD) for programs, art works, performances, and protests. AAD's motto Art Saves Democracy aims to promote unification in this turbulent time of political unrest and inequality. Read more in our Reads and Feeds section, where you can also catch a few resonating reads on career pursuit and growth. In Around Town a reminder that there is still time to reserve your Art of Empowerment ticket hosted by Women of Culture next weekend and plenty of programs that promote growth and personal, professional, and social development. The Hunt has a bit of something for everyone - marketing, development, sales, part-time, long-term - the right job is out there for you. And if you don't see something you like, be sure to explore each of The Hunt's job sites!Read More
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!Read More
A special mix of professional and cultural development to throw into the spooky holiday week! Celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month with NYFA's round up of resources that ultimately will help strengthen diversity and equity within the field. We also highlight an all day workshop pointed toward performing arts business owners and planners - its free to attend but space is limited so act fast! See the whole round-up below and try not to get too self-conscious about what your arty tote says about you.Read More
Whether you're searching for a job in development or contemplating going back to school for your Master's, today's Read & Feeds section is pointed towards building a stronger you and a socially united future. The highlighted events also tackle that theme head on with Creative Time and Pioneer Works' day long event, WTF DO WE DO NOW. Hosted by the Yes Men, this event is bound to provoke deep engagement with our current political situation. The Brooklyn Museum also hosts a discussion on curating social practice this week. On Tuesday, practice your pitch with us and ELYNA at the Roger Smith Hotel for our next mentorship session, It's All About the Pitch. Can't make it? Don't worry, we have two more mentorship sessions ahead.Read More
This past week both YPA co-founders have found themselves out of town, one in Chicago and one in Toronto. While loving the time away from NYC and exploring new cities, can we just say that there's no place like home? What is it with the slow walking pace? We've got museums to see, and performances to watch, and sightseeing to do! In the same vein, we've been reading a mix of learning oriented articles (who knew blockchain would be great for the arts?), admiring people that get up at 4a.m., and lol-ing at our Twitter feeds for a change because of two London museums. Let's hit the ground running this upcoming week!Read More
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 over leads. :) With that collaborative spirit in mind, let's knock out this week!Read More
For those looking for a change, our jobs section this week highlights listings and sources in the curatorial, development, and editorial sectors. The summer is usually a slower period for most arts organization so generally, a smoother time to make that job transition. Also be sure to check out the Reads and Feedssection where you can dive into NYFA's article on differentiating worthwhile job posts from the fraudulent listings. For those of you with the opposite problem and nervously debating how to take that next step within your current organization, mark your calendar for June 27th. YPA NYC is partnering with ELNYA for Women in the Arts Mentorship Workshop: Negotiation, an intimate panel discussion and Q&A with Mara Manus (New York State Council on the Arts) and Pauline Willis (The American Federation of Arts) on negotiation strategies. (Register here). It should be a productive and informative night but space is limited so register now! Enjoy our round-up below and have an active week!Read More
We are heading into the new month taking in outdoor music and film screenings, checking out all the new blockbuster exhibitions on view, and enjoying that so many organizations adapt a summerly schedule enticing new ways to engage with art.Read More
If you're anything like us and have spent days of your life fretting over job interviews, the NY Times article we picked out for you below might give you some relief. So instead we can focus all our worrying on the problem of unpaid internships and the resulting threat to diversity in our industry (not like that's news to our ears). To learn more, we're excited to attend a discussion at The Signature Theater on Saturday to explore Intersectionality in Art.Read More
To say that we're fed up with this cold weather in May (!!) might be an understatement. All the more reason to immerse ourselves in artsy events this week, keep reading interesting articles and be productive at work. The lack of picnics in the park can only be a good thing as we set our timers to be productive for 25 minutes at a time (see For The Homebody section below). The remainder of the week will be spent browsing the visualized map of the art world and thinking about our portfolio career. As always, if you're on the job hunt - we've got you covered.Read More
There are very few paid opportunities for arts professionals to hone their skills straight out of college or in the first years of their career. Many creative or arts related entry-level positions demand experience within their respective fields prior to even landing the job. While internships offer a guaranteed route to learn, gain connections, and standout for future employers, many, (really, far too many) are unpaid. This vastly limits the pool of applicants that are able to commit their time while sacrificing income.Read More
We know job hunting can be exhausting. Believe us, we've been in your shoes so many times ourselves and tried to keep sane and motivated at the same time. That's why we want to share tips with you, as well as many resources, to help you land your dream gig in the arts. Let's do it!Read More