As some of you know, I participated in an amazing workshop this past summer, the New York Foundation for the Arts Artists as Entrepreneurs Boot Camp. By the end of the five weeks, it was decided that there should be a special event in NYC that would allow the 50 entrepreneurial artists involved in this program to showcase their work. Through the extensive efforts of NYFA and several of the participating artists, the first annual NYFA Boot Camp is happening from November 4 – 20, in a number of locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
NYFA has started a blog that gives a rundown of the schedule of the events for the festival:
I highly recommend checking out these events. All of the artists are incredible at what they do. Here are a couple of festival events that will involve yours truly too:
Artist Talk: Ambitious Art Projects and How to Make Them Happen: Four Artists Stories
November 10, 2010 at 7pm
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
For this program, four Boot Camp artists, each in a different discipline, will present a significant project that they have either realized or are in the process of realizing utilizing various funding and business approaches, including fiscal sponsorship, grants, alternative funding platforms like Kickstarter, collaborations, etc. In doing so, attendees will not only be provided with some important practical information, but they will also be inspired to dream big and realize their own large-scale projects. Panelists include Michelle Jaffe, Isabel Sadurni, Rachel Somerstein, and Travis Sullivan. Moderated by Rachel Selekman. This event is open to the public.
November 18, 2010 at 10:30pm
Iridium ( http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/ )
New York, NY 10019