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NYFA Services and Resources Presentation


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Presentation courtesy of Artspire, a Program of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) …

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  • 1. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) NYFA.orgArtspire, a Program of NYFA
  • 2. MissionThe New York Foundation forthe Arts mission is toempower artists at criticalstages in their creative lives.
  • 3. Mission“From Inspiration to Art”• NYFA is the largest provider of information and services to artists in the United States• Founded in 1971 NYFA helps the arts thrive through our many programs and services for artists and emerging arts organizations
  • 4. NYFA’s Services for Artists • Classifieds – Job Listings – Opportunities & Services • NYFA Current Magazine • Artist Learning • Podcasts • Artspire Fiscal Sponsorship • NYFA Source Database
  • 5. “For Artists” Tab • Start here • Use to navigate resources and services on
  • 6. NYFA Classifieds Job listings Events, Opportunities, Services
  • 7. NYFA Current Magazine • Published twice a month online • Features artists writing about art • Monthly Artist’s Life video podcast • “Headlines and Deadlines” – Selected deadlines and opportunities
  • 8. NYFA LearningProfessional Development for Artists • Workshops, panels, and conferences • For artists in all disciplines • Doctor’s Hours – Individual consultation sessions with curators, gallerists, and critics
  • 9. NYFA PodcastsProfessional Development for Artists • Video recording of workshops and panels from 2009 to present • Variety of disciplines • Watch free online • Subjects include: – From film festival to distribution – Essential tools for grant writing – Legal issues for dance companies
  • 10. NYFA Source• NYFA Source is a national directory of awards, services, and publications• Listings include: • Over 4,200 arts organizations and service programs • Over 2,900 award programs • Over 900 publications• More programs are added every day
  • 11. NYFA Source • Search: – Awards – Discipline – Location – Deadline – Services – Organization – Keyword – Other Criteria
  • 12. NYFA Source • Begin with a broad search • Search in several categories to narrow results – Ex. Award- “Cash grants” and Discipline “Dance”
  • 13. NYFA Source • Competitive awards & grants for artists – Cash grants/monetary awards – Emergency Grants – Student Scholarships – Artist Communities/ Artist- in-residence programs – Space Awards (Live and/or work) – Equipment Access Awards – Apprenticeship/ Professional Development Programs – Honorary Prizes
  • 14. NYFA Source • Services – Arts Education – Career Resources – Funding/Fundraising/ Finance – Arts Professionals and Equipment Insurance – Space (Information and Rentals) – Exhibition/ Presentation/Publishing – Accessibility for Special Audiences • All have sub-categories to refine search
  • 15. NYFA Source
  • 16. NYFA Source • Create free login and password • Flag Items • Save them to your portfolio
  • 17. NYFA SourceSample Live
  • 18. NYFA Source • Emergency Resources – Emergency Funders for Financial Needs – Job Posting Websites – Materials – Financial Resources – Legal Resources – Health and Insurance – Public Assistance – Housing – Organizations for Immigrants and Refugees – Physical Disaster Emergency Resources
  • 19. NYFA Source •Professional Development –Organizations, workshops, conferences, information sessions, and classes –Search within a state and by discipline
  • 20. NYFA Source
  • 21. NYFA Source • Business of Art Articles – Articles and interviews pertaining to the business of art – All disciplines
  • 22. NYFA Source • NYFA Source Online and Phone Support – Call toll-free 800.232.2789 • (3-5 pm EST, Monday- Friday excluding Holidays) – Email • answer within 48 weekday hours
  • 23. Artspire Fiscal SponsorshipArtspire is NYFA’s new, national sub-brand
  • 24. Artspire Fiscal Sponsorship• Created to help individual artists and artist run organizations gain access to funding• Not a funding program• Fiscal Sponsorship enables the sponsored artist to use the sponsoring organization’s 501(c)(3 ) charitable, tax deductible status for fundraising for a specific project• Funding Flow – $ from Donor  Fiscal Sponsor  Artist
  • 25. Artspire Fiscal Sponsorship • Unlimited phone calls, emails, and review of grant proposals • Profile on • Funders can donate online • Artists can track donations and project budget online
  • 26. Artspire Fiscal Sponsorship• Application is free• Deadlines to apply: June 30, September 30, December 31, and March 31• Project is “vetted” by NYFA and more attractive to funders• Access to funding opportunities that are usually restricted to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations• Donors enjoy the tax incentives of making a charitable donation• Check writing, financial, book keeping and tax services• Projects have a minimum budget of $15,000• If accepted Artspire charges an 8% administrative fee and $100 contract fee
  • 27. Thank you! Eleanor WhitneyProgram Officer, External Affairs, Fiscal Sponsorship