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One is the Loneliest Number: Exploring Collaboration in Professional Development for Individual Artists

Monday, October 19, 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Corinthian, Mezzanine Level

Organized by Maria Villafranca, Director of Communications, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).

Moderated by Heather Pontonio, Art Program Director, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. Presented by Jayna Swartzman-Brosky, Program Director, Center for Cultural Innovation; and Gina M. Reyes, Creative Manager, Fox Audience Strategy.

Organizations are relying more and more on partnerships to maximize the impact of their professional development programming. This session will focus on innovative ways that funders are encouraging organizational collaborations through institutional relationships and/or technology as important tools to reach artists from diverse communities, such as the launch of a monthly Artist Professional Development Day on Twitter. The session will also look at several other types of collaborations including a regional organization that works with funders, service providers, and community-based organizations in California, and national organizations that work with institutions with targeted constituencies. An open discussion with the attendees will uncover best practices and ways the field can adapt in offering professional development support for artists.