Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp Registration Is Open [via NYSCA/NYFA ]

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts’ State & Local Partnerships program and Huntington Arts Council is pleased to announce the third year of the NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, a series of ongoing professional development programs for the arts communities in New York State. The Boot Camp will take place at Huntington Arts Council213 Main St, Huntington, NY 11743. Program dates are October 11-14, 2018.

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp is an intensive, multi-day professional development opportunity that delves into the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts.  Featured topics will include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. Additional material will be drawn from NYFA’s popular textbook, The Profitable Artist (Allworth Press, 2011).
The structure is a blend of formal lectures, discussions, and breakout groups. Participants work through a flexible and dynamic “action plan,” and other entrepreneurial tools that provide a blueprint for their practice or specific projects. There is no charge to participate in the NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program. Artists interested in attending are required to apply, and participants are selected through a panel review process. Artists of all disciplines and career stages, including students, are encouraged to apply.

Registration Deadline: Monday, August 27, 2018, 11:59 PM EST

Location: Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main St, Huntington, NY 11743

Program Dates and Topics:

Thursday, October 11: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Overview of Artist As Entrepreneur and Participant Introductions
Friday, October 12: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 13: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sessions One and Two
    • Topics will include finance, law, strategic planning, and fundraising
Sunday, October 14: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • AM: Work Sample Review
  • PM: Individual Presentations in small groups


Open to artists in all disciplines and career stages, including students
Artists living and working in New York State**
Notification: On or before Monday, September 10, 2018
Questions? Email
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.