Professionals in the Arts Mentorship Session: What’s in a Promotion?
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Professionals in the Arts Mentorship Session: What’s in a Promotion?

Join us for a practical session on how to navigate promotions of all kinds with industry experts in your field.

The arts organizations come in a variety of sizes and structures. When there is no straight path in your career journey or you’re dealing with a very flat and small hierarchy within your organization, how do you ensure you keep growing? What is a promotion in such circumstances? And how do you actually get one?

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Professionals in the Arts Mentorship Session: The Arts Job Interview - Marketing & Development
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Professionals in the Arts Mentorship Session: The Arts Job Interview - Marketing & Development

Learn what skills are essential for jobs in marketing, development, and fundraising in the arts, and how to excel at interviews.

Job interviews can be a stressful and nerve-wracking experience, especially within fields that require personable, discreet, and communicative qualities (ahem, hello Marketing & Development!). YPA and ELYNA believe that practice and preparation makes perfect - so why not enact all your interview fears in a safe environment? Experienced marketing and development professionals will lead this mentorship session and lend advice that will make your next interview successful.  

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Professionals in the Arts Mentorship Session: It’s All About the Pitch
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Professionals in the Arts Mentorship Session: It’s All About the Pitch

Join us for a practical mentorship session on how to pitch ideas, business plans, or yourself in the arts sector.

A job interview, writing a grant proposal, convincing your boss of a new project, starting your own business – all of these endeavors require the ability to successfully articulate your vision in a cohesive, engaging and most importantly, convincing way - they require mastering ‘the pitch’. Whether you recognize it or not, you find yourself pitching ideas to people around you regularly.

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Affordable Art Fair - Art After Dark
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Affordable Art Fair - Art After Dark

The fall art season is starting, and the Affordable Art Fair is just around the corner!

YPA is thrilled to join Art After Dark, an exciting evening party created for young professionals and new buyers to discover original, contemporary art while sipping drinks with colleagues or friends. The special event aims to inspire young professionals to fall in love with art. So whether you're an experienced art-fair-goer or have never been to an art fair in your life, this is the event for you. 

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ELNYA/YPA Women in the Arts Mentorship Workshop: Negotiation
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

ELNYA/YPA Women in the Arts Mentorship Workshop: Negotiation

Mara Manus (New York State Council on the Arts) and Pauline Willis (The American Federation of Arts) are the ELNYA/YPA Women in the Arts Mentors this June as we learn about effective negotiation strategies from those who have both negotiated for themselves and others.

Have you ever wondered what your "ask" sounds like to the other side? 

Come join us to find out and practice your most persuasive reasoning. We will cover negotiating a promotion, a salary, and various approaches to a professional situation, such as making an argument to senior leadership, a Board of Directors, or a sponsor.

Registration: $10

Spaces are limited – register early to attend!

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June 2017 - LMCC River to River Festival: STAGED? (2016) – undressed, by Maria Hassabi
Jun
25
5:45 PM17:45

June 2017 - LMCC River to River Festival: STAGED? (2016) – undressed, by Maria Hassabi

STAGED? (2016) by Maria Hassabi (Photo credit: Thomas Poravas)

STAGED? (2016) by Maria Hassabi (Photo credit: Thomas Poravas)

Celebrate LMCC's River to River festival which presents 12 days of dance, music, theater and the visual arts over 100 performances and events spanning 31 unique sites across Lower Manhattan and Governors Island. It's a great way to experience both a range of performance and public art in Manhattan's lower side. We will gather at City Hall Park for a reimagined performance by Maria Hassabi, STAGED? (2016) – undressed,Also on view will be Katja Novitskova’s sculptural exhibition, EARTH POTENTIAL, presented by Public Art Fund. No RSVP just meet us in the center of the park, across from the Woolworth Building at 5:45pm. 

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May 2017 - Sing For Hope Pianos VIP Sneak Peek
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

May 2017 - Sing For Hope Pianos VIP Sneak Peek

Celebrate a Springtime Favorite with Sing For Hope Pianos

NYC Parks in the Spring - there is truly nothing more serene. Kids playing in the grass, squirrels running from tree to tree, dogs struttin', the sweet sound of a piano breaking the calm afternoon in the park from the distance. That last part, thanks to our friends over at Sing For Hope Pianos - an organization that has placed 400 artist-designed pianos throughout the city. Pianos that are free to play for anyone, at any time. 

Join us on Monday, May 1st for the kickoff event of the 2017 SFH Piano Season at the Fosun Spring for Hope Center before the pianos hit the streets. This years public art pianos were created by a wide range of artists and performers that include Kate McKinnon, Roberta Flack, Billy the Artist, the Broadway casts of Aladdin, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 — and many more. We will tour the new pianos and hear from the organization on ways we can help share, support and enjoy this favorite city summertime staple.

To RSVP and for more details email ypa@ypanyc.com. 

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Feb 2017 - Bard Graduate Center
Feb
5
1:00 PM13:00

Feb 2017 - Bard Graduate Center

Charles Percier: Architecture and Design in an Age of Revolutions

Join us on Sunday, February 5th at 1 PM for a private look at Bard Graduate Center’s Charles Percier: Architecture and Design in an Age of Revolutions, the first large-scale exhibition to focus solely on the French graphic artist, architect, and interior designer known for his eclectic taste and significant contributions to the Empire style in post-revolutionary France. In her tour, “Percier in Progress,” graduate student educator Persephone Allen will lead YPA members in an inquiry-based exploration of 3-4 exhibition objects, shedding light on Percier’s artistic training, development, and professional praxis in a period of political uncertainty.

Persephone Allen is a second-year Master’s student and Public Programs Fellow at Bard Graduate Center. Her academic work at BGC explores the material culture of Modernism and the legacy of the Bauhaus. She has five years experience working in education and holds a BA/MA in History from the University of Edinburgh.

Date: Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at 1 PM

Location: Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 18 W 86th Street, New York, 10024

More details: click here or view event details on our Facebook page here.

Photograph by Bruce M. White

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Jan 2017 - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jan
20
9:00 PM21:00

Jan 2017 - Jazz at Lincoln Center

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Appel Room (map)
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Lucky Peterson: Roots of Acoustic Blues

Join YPA for an evening at the gorgeous Appel Room of Jazz at Lincoln Center!

With deeply moving baritone vocals, jaw-dropping technique on the Hammond B-3 organ, and a dynamic, emotive presence on guitar, Lucky Peterson is perhaps the most powerful bluesman alive. Ever since the incomparable Willie Dixon produced Peterson’s first single at age five, Lucky has won fans around the world through uncompromised musical authenticity and natural showmanship. In Roots of Acoustic Blues, he will explore the early styles at the core of the blues, exemplifying the music’s honest optimism in the face of hardship.

Date: Friday, January 20, 2017; Show at 9:30 PM

Location: Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Appel Room, 3 Columbus Circle, 12th Floor, New York, 10019

Tickets: YPA discount code will be sent via email, sign up to our mailing list under “Contact” or by clicking here.

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Dec 2016 - Center for Performance Research
Dec
13
7:45 PM19:45

Dec 2016 - Center for Performance Research

Center For Performance Research Open House

Join us for a night of dancing in Brooklyn at CPR’s iconic Open House event. During the evening CPR presents works-in-progress and a discussion with the artists about the development process for new movement and dance. This evening will feature Kimberly Bartosik, Katie Rose McLaughlin, and Tatyana Tenenbaum. With a discussion afterward moderated by Jen McGinn. Free admission. $5 donation encouraged at the door (cash only). 

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016; Arrivals 7:45 PM; Show 8:00 PM

Location: Center for Performance Research, 361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

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Nov 2016 - Panel @ NYU
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Nov 2016 - Panel @ NYU

  • NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions, Einstein Auditorium, (map)
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Panel Discussion: ART & WORTH: ESTABLISHING PAY EQUITY IN THE ARTS

Join us this month for a panel discussion at NYU, including leaders in the arts industry to discuss the following questions:

  • Are art professionals compensated fairly and equally?
  • How do you create a sustainable career as an arts professional?
  • As a non-profit or cultural institution, how can you ensure your staff is compensated fairly and decently, without jeopardizing the health of your organization?
  • What steps can be taken in the industry as a whole to establish pay equity?
  • How do we leverage the best talent and retain them in the art world?

A discussion on supporting art careers and organizations with: 

Dusica Kirjakovic, Executive Director, Lower East Side Print Shop

Nicole Reiner, Director of Development, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

Amy Whitaker, Author of Art Thinking and Assistant Prof. of Visual Arts Management, NYU

Date: Monday, November 14, 2016, 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions, Einstein Auditorium, 34 Stuyvesant Street, New York, NY 10003
RSVP required: Click here to RSVP
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Hosted by Young Professionals in the Arts - NYC and Emerging Leaders of NY Arts (ELNYA) in partnership with New York Foundation for the Arts's Emerging Leaders Boot Camp.

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Oct 2016 - Bushwick Open Studios Scavenger Hunt
Oct
1
1:00 PM13:00

Oct 2016 - Bushwick Open Studios Scavenger Hunt

  • 56 Bogart Street Brooklyn, NY, 11206 United States (map)
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Bushwick Open Studios

Meet us in Brooklyn on Saturday, October 1st to explore Bushwick Open Studioslike you never have before. We will meet at 56 Bogart where YPA-ers will receive their mission, a scavenger hunt race traveling through Bushwick’s vibrant art scene of industrial warehouses filled with studios, galleries, and plenty of street art along the way. Afterwards, we’ll meet back up at Heavy Woods Bar to recap with refreshing beer on tap. 
 

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: 56 Bogart, Brooklyn, NY 11237

RSVP required: Click here to fill out form OR email ypa@ypanyc.com

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Sept 2016 - Artsy HQ
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Sept 2016 - Artsy HQ

Life Imitates Art: Working in the (Online) Art World

YPA had a Talk and Happy Hour at Artsy’s swanky downtown offices. We had the opportunity to hear from Catherine Henry, a Gallery Relations Lead at Artsy and Associate Director of OnSite.

Speaker: Catherine Henry is a Gallery Relations Lead at Artsy and Associate Director of OnSite, Artsy’s global series of events featuring the world’s most critically-acclaimed contemporary artists and current exhibitions, held in collaboration with Artsy’s network of partner galleries, museums and other non-profit institutions. When she’s not at Artsy, Catherine serves as a Creative Time Ambassador. Prior to joining Artsy in 2014, Catherine worked for Gagosian Gallery.

Date: Friday, September 9, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: 401 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10013

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June 2016 - Mulberry Project HH
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

June 2016 - Mulberry Project HH

We’re taking it outside to celebrate the beginning of summer! 

Join us and meet fellow YPA Members at Mulberry Project, a subterrean speakeasy that boosts a diverse street art collection, for drinks, conversation and (finger’s crossed) patio weather!
 

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Meeting Location: 149 Mulberry Project, New York, NY 100013

You can also view event details on our Facebook page.

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May 2016 - MTArt (Armory Week)
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

May 2016 - MTArt (Armory Week)

Round out your art-dominated Frieze weekend plans with YPA at a special viewing of the MTArt exhibition by Union Square.

HYPERION, features a selection of works from artists Scarlett BowmanAnna FafaliouWalter & ZonielLina Iris Viktor and Tristan Pigott, each artist project can be viewed in isolation but also understood as part of a collaborative and interactive endeavour to contemplate and question notions of self, memory, time and materiality.

MTArt is a pioneering talent agency promoting influential artists across the globe. CEO, Marine Tanguy will introduce MTArt’s mentality and tagline: “Don’t invest in art, invest in artists” before YPA Members experience this innovative exhibition and meet the artists.

Date: Monday, May 09, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Meeting Location: 119 E 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
You can also view event details on our Facebook page.

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April 2016 - Float in SoHo
Apr
16
1:00 PM13:00

April 2016 - Float in SoHo

Tour of SoHo with art based start-up Float Traveler and the Founder himself, Sascha Mombartz

From industrial wasteland to artist colony

Experience SoHo in a way you’ve never seen it before. Dive into the Cast Iron District and learn how it transformed from farmland to a dark and dangerous industrial wasteland that later became a progressive and productive breeding ground for artists.

Discover remarkable art installations by Walter DeMaria and inspired live-work spaces by Donald Judd. Explore a monumental wall sculpture and its connection to the museum on the moon. Contemplate the idea of permanent public art and learn how NYU got its hands on a Picasso – but is it really a Picasso?

Join the tour to discover how artists and innovators made New York the vibrant cultural hub it is today!

Stories & People include:
The New York Earth Room, Donald Judd, Gordon Matta-Clark, I.M. Pei, Picasso, Ken Rock, Tony Goldman, Forrest Myers, Bayard Condict Building, The Oldest New York Manhole, and more.

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meeting Location: Ground Support Cafe, 399 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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March 2016 - Pulse Contemporary Art Fair
Mar
4
6:30 PM18:30

March 2016 - Pulse Contemporary Art Fair

Tour of PULSE New York Art Fair

YPA has the pleasure of receiving complimentary entry for our members along with an exclusive introduction to the fair directly from Pulse’s Communications Manager Alexandra Slattery. We will then take a tour of the art fair and meet four exhibiting galleries: 

The gallerists will share personal highlights, tips and experiences of exhibiting at international art fairs.  

Date: Friday, March 4, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th Street, New York City

You can also view event details on our Facebook event page.

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Feb 2016 - The Tippler
Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

Feb 2016 - The Tippler

Happy Hour in Chelsea

Join YPA in February for a Happy Hour to meet fellow YPA members over a drink in the atmospheric Chelsea bar The Tippler. We’ll chat about the arts, our jobs, the challenges and what made us choose this exciting and rewarding profession in the first place!

We’re looking forward to seeing existing YPA members and meeting new faces alike. 

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: The Tippler, 425 W 15th Street, New York, NY 10011

You can also view event details on our Facebook event page.

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Dec 2015 - Michelle Ross @ BookCourt
Dec
5
4:00 PM16:00

Dec 2015 - Michelle Ross @ BookCourt

A violinist’s journey through NYC with the solo works of J.S. Bach

Violinist Michelle Ross is embarking on a 33-day journey through NYC, where she will perform the entire cycle of complete J. S. Bach Sonatas and Partitas in free public performances, culminating in a marathon performance of all six on December 22nd. Michelle´s goal is to bring this life changing music into the hearts and spirits of audiences who may have never encountered this music before, in new places, outside of the concert hall.

On December 5th, YPA is invited to enjoy a performance at BookCourt in Brooklyn followed by a Q&A with Michelle herself. Join us for an afternoon of Bach surrounded by fellow arts professionals and books!

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Location: BookCourt Brooklyn, 163 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 

You can also view event details on our Facebook event page.

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Nov 2015 - Flag Art Foundation
Nov
14
1:00 PM13:00

Nov 2015 - Flag Art Foundation

Chelsea-based The FLAG Art Foundation is welcoming us for a tour of their two current shows “Surface Tension” and photo exhibition “New Flower | Images of the Reclining Venus”. Come along for an art-filled Saturday in Chelsea. 

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015

Location: The FLAG Art Foundation, 545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001

RSVP: ypanyc@gmail.com

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Oct 2015 - Department of Signs and Symbols
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Oct 2015 - Department of Signs and Symbols

The wonderful Department of Signs & Symbols is hosting YPA’s October event. Founders Mitra Khorasheh and Helene Remmel will be introducing the current exhibition “Shaqayeq Arabi. Study of an upturned ziggurat” that was featured in Wall Street International.

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Location: Department of Signs & Symbols, 54 Hudson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201

RSVP: ypanyc@gmail.com

Note: Due to the nature of the installation, attendance is limited. Make sure to RSVP only if you will be attending.

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