Last week, I made an impulse decision to remedy a tough work day by heading to a performance that I knew nothing about. Within 90 minutes, I was inspired by a new story, heard a different perspective, discovered three new musicians to follow, and left feeling energized. My workload the next day remained just as heavy, yet I arrived refreshed and re-connected to the why behind it all. So this week, follow your gut to where it (or where this vibrant city) leads you—be that to a professional development workshop or just a night at the theater. Because both are good and necessary to getting our work done. Find that balance of business and inspiration-seeking in this week's Read, Go, Listen, and Apply!Read More
This week, for READ, we're looking at how to recession-proof your creative career and how to perfect your LinkedIn profile. Under GO we're excited to share this month's People of Color Theatre Industry Happy Hour and the Speak up, Rise Up festival among other events and our new LISTEN section has two podcast episode gems for you. And another big thank you to all our members who keep sending us job opportunities, we're sharing them here with you to APPLY.Read More
This week, for READ, the latest on the New Museum's union strike, tips for awkward office chat, and a handful of tools to get you through the week. GO brings you to Queens for an Art Fund Info session, DUMBO for a conversation on professional development or the comfort of your living room with online workshops and podcasts to stream. Our APPLY, as usual is full of possibilities - thanks to our members!Read More
As if the art-packed weekend didn't signal to you yet - the Fall hustle has arrived! Whether you braved the crowds for Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, bared the a/c-less but compelling containers at Photoville, witnessed Public Art Fund's live performance through nyc - a relayed crawl Conquest by artist Pope.L, or explored Bushwick Open Studios, we hope you managed some down time - cause the season is just getting started. Check out our robust Read, Go, Listen, and Apply sections and reserve your (very limited) free or $10 tickets to the Affordable Art Fair next week—more details below.Read More
We hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July holiday and enjoyed three (maybe four?) free days last week. It’s amazing how much more energy an extra day off can give us. After all the fireworks and BBQs we’re looking forward to a work week of interesting events to attend from our Go section. Or if you’re so inclined, laying in one of many NYC’s parks and perusing through our Reads for this week. Lastly, what better time to Apply for new opportunities than the summer and start the school year with a new job?
Psst…we’re going to take a little break over the month of July. We won’t be publishing full Arts Weekly articles, but sending shorter newsletters only. If you’re not yet subscribed to our newsletter, you can do so now and receive it straight to your inbox every Monday morning!Read More
Whether you’re recovering from this weekend’s World Pride festivities or gearing up for the next big holiday weekend to arrive—we hope you find a moment to check in with yourself and get outside. For the former, we have the usual round-up of professional development oriented Reads highlighted and for the latter featured in Go, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite outdoor public art spots since most organizations are taking the week off.
And if your plans for the holiday weekend include kicking off a job search be sure to read our fresh-off-the-blog recap of last month’s Job Hunting in the Arts event where we highlight a few key takeaways from our expert panelists before visiting the job listings featured in Apply! Now go enjoy a (hopefully) short work-week paired with a sunny, firework filled weekend ahead. Onwards!
It’s finally here—the New York summer! With all it’s beauty, free outdoor events, smelly street trash, Shakespeare in the Park, and of course the Pride Parade this coming weekend. To start you off into the first official week of summer, we’ve got your dose of articles to Read and events to Go to. And if you’re on the hunt for a new job, check our Apply section. Let’s all keep a cool head and enjoy the summer!Read More
This is the week. Join us tomorrow (Tues, June 18) at Sotheby’s Institute of Art for an evening discussion on job hunting in the arts with leaders from NYFA, Art Frankly, Fractured Atlas, and namesake of Hillary Burchfield LLC Fine Arts Executive Search and Recruiting. Tickets are just $10 and include a drink, so reserve your seat now! If you’ve already landed your dream job but are looking for ways to navigate an overly chatty work environment or those tricky office politics, our Read and Go sections have you covered! Then put the lessons learned this week to good use by searching our weekly job highlights in Apply! Now that’s a full-circle arts round-up. See you all Tuesday!Read More
We hope you enjoyed the gorgeous weather this past weekend and got out and about to soak up the public art around the city. This week it was hard to select the top Reads for this round-up as we could have easily included double the amount of interesting articles. Browse our top picks below, there’s something to be found for all of you. Celebrate Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots by attending various events across the city through our Go section. And if you’re looking to Apply for a new job, take a look at the opportunities and then sign up for our next YPA event:Read More
Conversations about decolonization and diversity are big topics in the arts as of late as many workers and outside community groups demand institutions to reflect on their history and internal practices. Our Read section is there to help navigate the challenges and the distinct differences of these terms with a CAA workshop recap on the topic as well as a direct link to the newly circulating google sheet where museum workers are publicly sharing their own salaries. For Go, receive career and fundraising advice when you need it most with NYFA’s new ‘Doctor’s Hours On Call’ service and get ready to wind down at Pioneer Works for their Second Sundays party!
Apply skims the surface of the potential job openings available right now, so be sure to poke around each of the listing sites if you don’t see a position that sparks your fire. And grab your spot for our next YPA event, Job Hunting in the Arts at Sotheby’s Institute of Art on June 18 with leaders from NYFA Classifieds, Art Frankly, Fractured Atlas, and the founder and namesake of Hillary Burchfield LLC Fine Arts Executive Search and Recruiting. Tickets are $10 and include a seat at the panel conversation, a drink, and an opportunity to mingle. Now onwards and full speed ahead!Read More
We hope you enjoyed some much-needed time off this long weekend! For us-the extra day meant more time to catch up on our always growing reading list, as reflected in this week’s Read section where we learn about how AI is being utilized (and maybe banned) for screening events and we contemplate the institutional impact of the recent wave of museum protests. For Go, the summer event options continues to pick-up, from a development focused online webinar to a conversation on AI hosted at the National Arts Club. The job hunt can start with a few of the opportunities listed in Apply and then meet us at Sotheby’s Institute of Art on June 18 for an all-star panel on applying for jobs in NYC with leaders from NYFA Classifieds, Art Frankly, Fractured Atlas, and the founder and namesake of Hillary Burchfield LLC Fine Arts Executive Search and Recruiting. Tickets are $10 but include a drink along with an opportunity to mingle. Hope to see you there!Read More
Here we go—one week until a well-deserved long weekend and the unofficial ringing in of summer in NYC. We don’t know about you, but with the weather finally warming we just want to be out and about taking in everything this city has to offer young arts professionals like us! Event and program planners clearly feel the same and our GO section is feeling appropriately packed. Don’t miss out signing up early for YPA’s own June 18 event “Job Hunting in the Arts” at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and if you’re still searching for the right arts role to complement your skills, join NYFA’s upcoming online workshop. READ all about bouncing back from rejection and what can happen when you work for a progressive boss. Use the spring/summer hustle time to APPLY for exciting new job opportunities in the city. Long weekend, we see you!Read More
This weather is certainly having us crave far-flung beaches and sunshine. But we shall not be discouraged. Bad weather just means we’re not feeling guilty for staying in and working on our careers, catching up on shows, and reading. We’ve got plenty for the latter in our READ section and have especially been enjoying the Emerging Arts Leaders Blog Salon by Americans for the Arts. If you do want to brave the rain these days, we have plenty of exciting events to GO to. And make sure that you save the date for our June 18 event “Job Hunting in the Arts” at Sotheby’s. Lastly APPLY for exciting opportunities we have for you by YPA members, NYFA, and more.Read More
The first week of May has come and gone and with that, the annual wave of Frieze-related art fairs and activities. We hope you survived! This week we are focusing on improvement and starting with how to advocate for the arts and humanities-check out READ for that and more. For GO, head to the NY Historical Society for a vital #metoo oriented conversation on how museums and institutions can support women and their stories. APPLY has professional development opportunties for those in the dance community and Harlem, plus the usual job round-up. Another week, another chance to do just a little bit better. Onwards!Read More
Some days we need little reminders about the power of the arts. This week we’ve been pouring over two reports that have provided that kind of reminding; one by Springboard for the Arts and the other by the British Council. Both beautifully capturing the importance of the arts and culture in reconciliation, community, and building resilience. They’re certainly worth a READ. We’re also hoping to see you at this week’s YPA tour of The Other Art Fair (free!) or we hope you enjoy some of the other events under GO. And APPLY features some great opportunities for young professionals like you. Here’s to a successful week for all!Read More
Spring clean all areas of your life and start with your career! From hiring tips to creating inclusion and learning how to disagree—our READ section is full of wisdom to start anew. If the image of Notre Dame ablaze is still hanging over you, head over to The Met for an informal program on the great cathedral in GO and for APPLY, be sure to check out the Play Company’s Arts Administration Fellowship.
Finally, Gala season is upon us and because often arts galas and affordability do not go hand in hand—we’ve created a round-up of springtime benefit’s just for emerging arts professionals and highlighted the pros and cons of splurging on a ticket. Read our new article, Springtime Gala Season on a Budget.Read More
While preparing this Arts Weekly, we actually laughed out loud at the brilliant TED Talk by Shawn Achor (see below). Not only did it cause a profound re-thinking around the concepts of happiness and success, but it also made us grateful that we work in an industry where it’s easy to find passion and joy through our love of arts. No matter how difficult our industry can be. Another Read this week is looking at how we need to re-think arts management courses and what curriculum changes should happen. Go to a mix of career development, earth day celebrations, and Dante readings this week. And lastly, Apply this time features two great professional development opportunities. Here we go, another week and another chance to find the happy secret to better work!Read More
The only thing we love more than this past glorious spring weekend are all the messages of support and guidance from today’s Arts Weekly. From the-not-surprising but still gratifying to hear statistic released by a new NEA report that says arts-based economic development has been shown to be responsible for more than 600,000 jobs and $67.5 billion in economic activity in rural communities to pros and CEOs dishing weekend tips for mastering a strong work week, our Reads section will give you fuel to stay motivated and centered. Get ready for Earth Day with Women of Culture’s conversation on art and the environment in Go, plus opportunities for museum educators, registrars, and more in Apply. Now off to a new week of getting after your goals and promise us, you’ll take a lunch outside if possible!Read More
Do you know that feeling of suddenly seeing something clearly? While collecting articles for this week’s round-up, we suddenly saw a clear theme emerge: the work-life balance. Or as we like to call it, the life balance. READ more about how to make room in your work life for you in an HBR article, and why procrastination has nothing to do time management or self-control. Not sure how we felt about procrastinating going forward, but at least we now know why we do it! In GO, we have exciting panels, talks, and conversations for you and the ever-popular Target First Saturdays at Brooklyn Museum. And as always, if you’re out for a new challenge, our APPLY section is where it’s at. Off we go into a new week, YPAers!Read More
FINALLY! Arts Administrators are getting the appreciation and recognition they deserve -READ all about the new Berresford Prize which awards those in the fields whose jobs support artists and more. In GO, LMHQ’s acclaimed breakfast series continues to keep us coming back! This month’s conversation is on a topic that is not nearly discussed enough- emotions in the workplace! Snag your ticket now, and if your week is looking too packed, check out the webinars we have listed as well. Our APPLY section offers a variety from around the field and within our community. Onwards, into the Springtime!Read More