Artist Fellowship Info Session Oct 18

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $7000 unrestricted cash award open to individual and collaborative artists living and working in New York State

20 Jay Street Ste 740

Brooklyn, NY 11201


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OANYC’s Artist Business Tools: Artists & NonProfits seminar January 12, 2018

Start building your Arts business, Cause or Nonprofit, with guerrilla marketing, funding, opportunities and resources. Come share your art. Promote your cause!arts business tools flyer norwoord 1 12 18jpg

January 12, 2018 at 2:00-5:00pm

at Norwood Pharmacy Annex  on 2490 Frederick Douglass Blvd,

Enter on 133 St.

At our last Arts Business Tools: Thriving Artists & Non Profits, Artists/NP’s took  action building partnerships: tackling knowledge gaps, fear of failure, crippling perfectionism and prioritizing important projects no excuses absorbed a dense up to date presentation/work session at this week’s session!!

Congrats on setting goals and time frames with your partners!!

Register for the Next session (limited seating for hands-on training) at:

We’re excited about the growth of the Artist Business Tools Performing and Visual Artists will have an opportunity to exhibit and share original works at 3 hour session. Combining dense Powerpoint info, networking and exhibit Performing Artists share their work, Visual Artists bring painting and art works  Join the conversation.

Send signup request for performers to or

Artists are raving about what they are getting:

  • “Amazing wealth of info: given extraordinarily”
  • “Moved a little too quickly for my pen, but otherwise Great!
  • “Motivational and encouraging”

Participating artists wrote they were most interested in:

  • Artist Service Organizations, Grants and Awards and
  • Creating your own opportunities Residencies, as well as
  • Social media and using Google, Facebook, Amazon and Youtube to
  • Making money online
  • Livecasting
  • Organizing online activities and automating your life
  • Email marketing

Limited Seating RSVP a must: for all attendees at: or or Call 917-475-6552

Artist. Focus Your Arts Business


Artists! I will always honor Pele Bauch at The Field for getting me started years ago. I suffered from working hard not doing my Arts. She offered me the lottery prize of free use of their IPARC center for  arts management years ago!! When I started going to Arts Service Organization events, I realized not everyone knew about the services out there. In short I didn’t see any diversity of demographic or geography. That was several years ago. Now of course there’s

Harlem Arts Alliance at Mist 116 St

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Asian American Arts Alliance and National Disabilities and Arts Center,  Reel Abilities Film Festival It has since changed, but the work of spreading the wealth is not at all done!

I learned to focus my arts business goals by creating a personal mission statement and learning about nonprofit and business knowledge to boost my influence and power as an artist.

A great way to focus your brand as an actor, performing artist, is to write a grant for a project you’d love to complete.

There is nothing  like being moved to tears reading the proposal you have written for your new media event, performance, tour or social outreach endeavor. In fact, you know you have done enough rewrites of your arts grant when you are deeply moved by what you have written. A great way to get your importance on the planet!

Artist Service Organizations


Foundation Center has a Common Grant Application which can be written for several organizations at one time. This could be a good first application to write to get each piece of information written. Then you can use that information as a base to write other grants. Also, sign up for their automatic grant RFP (Requests For Proposals) to get arts grants announcement emails and see their site to get video training in arts management and the grant application process or go to their free onsite seminars.

Another good prototype to use is the grant application offered by NYFA fellowships each year. It is more involved, yet the specificity of its guidelines could prepare you well for other grants; especially in the area of work samples and project descriptions. When you complete your grant it will be amazing how the universe will immediately start lining things up for the completion of your goal, whether you get the grant or not.  You may also consider getting access to non-profit status by getting a fiscal sponsorship from The Field or Fractured Atlas. If you like flexing you entrepreneurial spirit, you can get the use of a non-profit number at a non profit you support for in-kind(gifts of things and services) and smaller donations to start.

Upcoming Grants PND RFPS for the Arts

The Field is marvelous at helping you to begin the process of navigating grants, venues, your flyers and who is giving and how to apply. The Field through its Fieldwork program can give you powerful writing, acting, composing, choreography and film production milestones for getting your project written and completed.               Author  Marie Ponce