Is sniffly cold season here? While we can’t promise reading poetry will help you beat a stuffy nose, research has shown that poetry has quite surprising effects on recovery and pain reduction, Read more below. We’re thrilled this week about the upcoming Mile Long Opera on the High Line and are looking forward to seeing some of you there and at other events in our Go section. Apply is full of positions sent to us by YPA members (thank you!).Read More
With fall officially upon us, so begins one of the busiest and culturally rich seasons - so keeping this to the point. Reads offers a range of proactive resources and information from technology to supporting inclusion in the field. Go takes you all around town (and online) to hear from art leaders, technology experts, and artists in the city. Apply is heavy on development oriented jobs this week but be sure to check out the job board resources used if you don’t see the role for you.Read More
Who knew that sometimes all you need to become more creative is to start dating someone from another culture than yours? If it were only that simple. Instead, we’re working on coping with our failures and learning how to become better at parties in our Read section, so we can utilize our newly acquired skills at events in our Go section. And if you’re on the hunt for new opportunities, head over to Apply for new jobs. And make sure to snag your ticket for the Affordable Art Fair this month with a special YPA ticket offer.
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Find the motivation you need and organize efficiently into a new week, as we take on interviews, strategic planning, and the social impact of arts in our Read & GoYPA Arts Weekly sections. Apply features a surplus of member newsletter only job referrals but check out a full round-up on the blog. Tipping our Art Admins hats off to you and the productive week ahead!
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How have you been using the summer? Is it a time for professional or personal growth? Or are you using it to take a breather, gather energy, and prepare for a new season? We have tried to cram in a little bit of both, all the while trying to make more time for family and friends and all the fun (and often free!) summer events NYC has to offer. We know you can't manage to do it all in a day, but while the summer days seem longer, we sure do try! :)
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A weekly round up of articles, events, and opportunities for arts professionals prioritizing professional development, social and cultural issues, and resources within the field.
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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
We know, it's Frieze Week - we will keep this brief. Start the week with us and Sing for Hope at the debut of their new fleet of artist designed street pianos and learn all the ways they help spread good vibes and unite communities around the city. Round out your week with Artnet News' guide to all the art fairs and happenings, a performance by Kalup Linzy at 8th Floor, and a celebration of women at the WOW Festival. We've got some reads and listens for the ride along the way!Read More
I’ve recently attended a workshop organized by the Arts & Business Council of New York on “Moving Arts Leadership Forward” and one of the panelist's statement has stuck with me for days: “Art professionals are not failed artists”.
Regardless of the definition problem of arts professionals, there is a common sense that we have tried to become full-time artists, failed miserably, needed to pay rent and settled on arts administration.Read More