Archive:

Mindfulness & Drop-In Sessions for Arts Entrepreneurs

The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable is working with a number of individual management consultants and financial services professionals to support arts entrepreneurs (including Teaching Artists) as they navigate recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

We invite our community members to join us for the following events:

  1. An open virtual Mindfulness session on July 15 from 4:00pm to 5:15pm ET.
    • This session is free and open to all! It will be led by experienced facilitators to share Mindfulness techniques and best practices, as well as discuss critical factors (including those arising from the pandemic) that are affecting the well-being and productivity of arts entrepreneurs.
  2. A series of 30-minute, one-on-one virtual drop-in sessions on July 22, 29 and August 5 between 4:00 – 6:00pm ET.
    • These one-on-one drop-in sessions will give individual teaching artists, arts entrepreneurs and professionals in the cultural and creative industries an opportunity to discuss questions about their personal business issues privately with volunteer management consultants and financial services professionals that work in the corporate world.
    • Information on specific topics for these drop-in sessions can be found in the schedule drop-downs below.
    • There are a limited number of drop-in sessions available for each topic. If you are interested in a one-on-one session, please register below to be entered into a lottery for one of the four sessions for each topic.
    • PLEASE NOTE: Winners of each lottery will be notified at least one week prior to the session, and their time slot will be assigned at that time.

This is an impactful opportunity for individual corporate volunteers to support creative professionals who are all critical to the arts, education and entrepreneurial ecosystem. We hope that these events can make a small but positive social impact for arts entrepreneurs as the economy recovers from the pandemic.


SCHEDULE

Time: 4:00 – 5:15pm ET

Description: This will be an open virtual Mindfulness session. It will be led by experienced facilitators to share Mindfulness best practices and techniques, and to discuss critical factors (including those arising from the pandemic) that are affecting the wellbeing and productivity of arts entrepreneurs and Teaching Artists.

PLEASE NOTE: The session has no cap and is open to all!

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm ET

Description: These virtual drop-in sessions will focus on topics related to starting your own business as an arts entrepreneur, and can cover items such as the pros and cons of setting up an LLC or other forms of business entity registrations, information about general tax implications, etc. This will be an opportunity to discuss questions about business privately with management consultants and financial services professionals (volunteers) that work in the corporate world.

Note that these discussions are informal and generic in nature and should not be regarded as a substitute for professional tax and any other service on behalf of Ernst and Young.

*PLEASE NOTE: These one-on-one drop-in sessions will last for 25 minutes each during the 4:00-6:00pm timeframe, and will be selected at random via a lottery system. Lottery winners will be notified by NYCAIER staff one week prior to their drop-in sessions and must confirm attendance, otherwise their slot will be given to another registrant.

Must register by July 15!

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm ET

Description: These virtual drop-in sessions will focus on topics related to networking skills and digital marketing, including strengthening your online presence, and using platforms such as LinkedIn and other social media as tools for digital marketing campaigns. This will be an opportunity to discuss questions about business issues privately with volunteer management consultants and financial service professionals that work in the corporate world.

Note that these discussions are informal and generic in nature and should not be regarded as a substitute for professional tax or any service on behalf of Ernst and Young.

*PLEASE NOTE: These one-on-one drop-in sessions will last for 25 minutes each during the 4:00-6:00pm timeframe, and will be selected at random via a lottery system. Lottery winners will be notified by NYCAIER staff one week prior to their drop-in sessions and must confirm attendance, otherwise their slot will be given to another registrant.

Must register by July 22!

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm ET

Description: This series of virtual drop-in sessions will focus on topics related to financial management, accounting, budgeting and developing a fundraising strategy for arts, education, and creative businesses. This will be an opportunity to discuss questions about business issues privately with volunteer management consultants and financial service professionals that work in the corporate world.

Note that these discussions are informal and generic in nature and should not be regarded as a substitute for professional tax or any service on behalf of Ernst and Young.

*PLEASE NOTE: These one-on-one drop-in sessions will last for 25 minutes each during the 4:00-6:00pm timeframe, and will be selected at random via a lottery system. Lottery winners will be notified by NYCAIER staff one week prior to their drop-in sessions and must confirm attendance, otherwise their slot will be given to another registrant.

Must register by July 29!

Load More

 

 

 

ACCESSIBILITY:

The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is committed to providing opportunities for everyone to participate in our programming. All sessions will include access to closed captioning in the main room via Zoom’s Live Transcript feature. Please let us know how we can meet your access needs or reach out if you have any questions by contacting Roundtable Programming and Membership Manager Kinsey Keck at kkeck@nycaieroundtable.org. There will also be space in the registration form to communicate about your access needs with Roundtable staff.

Please be advised that by registering for this event, unless we hear from you otherwise, we will include you as part of our regular mailing list.

The Entrepreneurial Teaching Artist Series

The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable and its Teaching Artist Affairs Committee seek to support Teaching Artists and arts educators as they navigate this new frontier of arts education with an entrepreneurial fair. We are proud to host a multi-day virtual series dedicated to addressing the realities of a shifting career in teaching artistry and a need for workforce training for teaching artists during and after the COVID-19 pandemic featuring sessions led by and for teaching artists.

This series is free and open to all. Advanced registration is required. All sessions are 60-90 minutes.

 

VIDEO GALLERY

The Art of Wellness discussion is designed to assist the Artpreneur with taking care of themselves so that they can share their art with the world. An Artpreneur is passionate, driven, and often struggling financially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The constant grind of creation, promotion, and worrying about the inevitable criticism fuels burnout, depression, anxiety, and sleepless nights. It is time to get off the roller coaster of un-wellness because pursuing your art does not have to make you unhappy or unwell. The prescription is radical self-care. Click here for resources from this event. Facilitator: Renee Reid
Description: Translate those Teaching Artist skills to client work in marketing, production, and communications! In this workshop, we’ll talk about freelancing or contract work in blogging, social media management, video creation, love virtual events, and more. You may view my creative website at www.worldofchristinestoddard.com and my client website at www.wordsmithchristine.com. Past and current clients include the Art Deco Society of New York, Cosmopolitan, Textile Arts Center, Teen Vogue, HeartShare Human Services of New York, the Advertising Specialty Institute and others. Click here for resources from this event. Facilitator: Christine Sloan Stoddard, Writer & Founding Editor of Quail Bell Magazine

 

Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm
Facilitators: John Bertles, Carina Piaggio, and Ian Bertles from Bash the Trash Environmental Arts LLC

Description: In this collegial discussion teaching artists and administrators of small arts organizations will learn how to incorporate entrepreneurship strategies without compromising their artistic integrity. John Bertles, Carina Piaggio, and Ian Bertles of the family-owned and operated Bash the Trash Environmental Arts LLC will share their own experiences in moving from clueless teaching artists to a nationally-known organization with a roster of teaching artists. Participants will share their own best practices and experiences, and leave with concrete strategies to use immediately.

 

Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Facilitator: Christine Sloan Stoddard, Writer & Founding Editor of Quail Bell Magazine

Description: Translate those Teaching Artist skills to client work in marketing, production, and communications! In this workshop, we’ll talk about freelancing or contract work in blogging, social media management, video creation, love virtual events, and more. You may view my creative website at www.worldofchristinestoddard.com and my client website at www.wordsmithchristine.com. Past and current clients include the Art Deco Society of New York, Cosmopolitan, Textile Arts Center, Teen Vogue, HeartShare Human Services of New York, the Advertising Specialty Institute and others.

Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm ET
Facilitator: Paris Alexandra, Writer / Co-Founder of BK Yoga Club

Description: What is the vision you have for your life and impact you’re looking to have in your work? In this workshop we will go through frameworks & strategies to support you in reframing your narrative and gaining clarity around the impact you’re looking to make in your business.

**This event will NOT be recorded.

Time: 3:00 – 4:30pm
Facilitator: Renee Reid

Description: The Art of Wellness discussion is designed to assist the Artpreneur with taking care of themselves so that they can share their art with the world. An Artpreneur is passionate, driven, and often struggling financially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The constant grind of creation, promotion, and worrying about the inevitable criticism fuels burnout, depression, anxiety, and sleepless nights. It is time to get off the roller coaster of un-wellness because pursuing your art does not have to make you unhappy or unwell. The prescription is radical self-care.

Load More

 

ACCESSIBILITY:

The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is committed to providing opportunities for everyone to participate in our programming. All sessions will include access to closed captioning in the main room via Zoom’s Live Transcript feature. Please let us know how we can meet your access needs or reach out if you have any questions by contacting Roundtable Programming and Membership Manager Kinsey Keck at kkeck@nycaieroundtable.org. There will also be space in the registration form to communicate with Roundtable staff.

 

Please be advised that by registering for this event, unless we hear from you otherwise, we will include you as part of our regular mailing list. Please also be advised that the event will be recorded by the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable (NYCAIER). By enrolling for this event, you hereby give consent for NYCAIER to use your photograph or image in its print, online and video publications, and release NYCAIER and its employees from all liabilities or claims that you might assert in connection with the above-described uses.

*****

INFORMATION SESSION — Empire State Creates: Teaching Artist-Led Activities for Everyone

Text in white against a royal blue background reads, "Empire State Creates: Teaching Artist-Led Activities for Everyone. $1500 Grants for the Creation of Asynchronous learning resources. Deadline to apply: May 21, 2021. Image also features the Roundtable and NYSCA logos.

Teaching Artists are vital partners in our schools and communities. The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable believes it is imperative that we prioritize and invest in Teaching Artists who are facing disproportionate financial impact due to the pandemic.

With this in mind we are proud to launch Empire State Creates: Teaching Artist-Led Activities for Everyone, a new pilot grant program seeking to support teaching artists and offer continued arts learning opportunities for New Yorkers of all ages.

Join us for an Information Session on Wednesday, April 28, 5-6pm ET. This session will walk interested Teaching Artists through the application process and give space to answer questions from the community. A recording of this session will be made available on the Roundtable website. Attendance is encouraged but not required to submit an application.

This project is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Free Tax Tips Webinar for Teaching Artists

Join Dominic Comperatore (actor & founder of Empire Tax Prep & Joe Longthorne (Producer & Financial Expert) for an interactive Town Hall-style webinar to learn about key tax issues & financial best practices in this most unique tax season. This will be an opportunity to get all of your questions answered– please bring them along! Topics of discussion will may include:

  • Recent changes to the federal tax code
  • Specific pitfalls to watch out for as freelancers
  • Budgeting Best Practices
  • Emergency Funds for Artists
  • Retirement
  • How unemployment benefits correlate with your taxes
  • Exemptions
  • Deductions, especially those that pertain to teaching from home
  • W4 and W2 forms
  • Independent contractor income
  • Record-keeping
  • Audits, and more!

This event is free and open to all. Instructions to join the webinar will be sent to registrants one day and one hour before the event. A link to the recording of this webinar will be emailed to all registrants.