Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp
presented by the New York Foundation for the Arts
in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts
and the Roxbury Arts Group
May 19 – 22, 2016
at the Roxbury Arts Center
Sponsored by The MARK Project
Application deadline: April 4, 2016. Apply today!
Photo credit: Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp, 2013; Kevin Jankowski: Courtesy of RISD Career Center.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts’ State & Local Partnerships program is pleased to announce the launch of the Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, a series of professional development programs for the arts communities in the Catskills, Western and Central New York. This is the first year of a three year commitment to provide Boot Camps throughout New York State. For the coming year, the partner host sites include the Roxbury Arts Group, Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, and the Auburn Public Theater. The Boot Camps will rotate to new host sites and regions in subsequent years.
Customized to fit the needs of participants and partners, the upcoming Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp is an intensive, multi-day professional development opportunity that delves into the fundamental principles of sustainability — and ultimately profitability — in the arts. Topics to be featured include finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. Additional material will be drawn from NYFA’s popular textbook “The Profitable Artist” (Allworth Press, 2011).
The Boot Camp’s structure is a blend of formal lectures, breakout groups, and one-on-one meetings. Participants work through a flexible and dynamic “action plan,” which provides a blueprint for their future project, career, and business goals. Each participant will receive specific feedback from experts in the field, as well as their peers participants.
There is no charge to participate in the Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp. Artists interested in attending need to apply and participants will be selected by a panel. Artists of all disciplines and career stages are encouraged to apply. There will also be general sessions that will be opened to the public, also at no cost.
Concurrent with the Boot Camp program, at each location NYFA will provide a session offering training in leadership to arts administrators. In addition, NYFA staff will also organize and conduct evening presentations for artists on NYFA’s Programs, Resources, and Services. Both sessions will be free and open to the public.
Roxbury Arts Group, May 19 – 22
Auburn Public Theater, June 2-5
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, October 19-22
Attendance for the entirety of the Boot Camp session is mandatory. Please check your calendar before applying.
- Open to artists in all disciplines and career stages
- Artists living and working in New York State
Apply Now for Roxbury Arts Group Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program. Deadline April 4, 2016
This program is made possible through New York State Council on the Arts, State & Local Partnerships with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.