The Bronx Council on the Arts headquarters, where the workshop will be taking place. Featuring “Elemental Entanglements,” Regiane Donadio, 2018.

Bronx artists encouraged to apply to June workshop on professional development

The Artist as Entrepreneur program is now accepting applications for New York-based artists to participate in a free, multi-day intensive workshop aimed towards professional development and sustainability. Priority will be given to Bronx-based artists.

The program is a partnership between the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Bronx Council of the Arts, and is scheduled to take place in June. In addition to priority being given to Bronx-based artists, the program will aim to acknowledge the challenges faced by Bronx-based artists as well.

Applications for the workshop are open until April 18, and applicants will be notified in May. The four-day workshop will focus on topics such as strategic planning, art law, and fundraising.

“Taking the next step in developing your art career is challenging,” said artist Christine Moss in a testimonial for the New York Foundation for the Arts. “NYFA’s Artist as Entrepreneur workshop provided a great amount of information and support in a safe and open environment where everyone was free to share their experiences.”

To be eligible for the workshop, artists must be vaccinated and working in any of the five boroughs within New York City. Artists from all disciplines and career stages, including students, are encouraged to apply. The application must include why the artist is interested in applying for the workshop, a narrative biography of their professional career, a link to their website or online presence, and up to 10 work samples.

Application materials can be submitted online via Submittable.

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