Arts and Business Council of NY Offering Two Workshops, One Survey


CB101945Courtesy of the Arts and Business Council of New York, two workshops for members and nonmembers are being offered in September, and there is also a national survey underway that will “assess conditions for working artists in the current economic climate.”

See below for all the details. Nonprofit organizations in particular might want to take advantage of the workshops: rates are relatively inexpensive, given the quality of information imparted.

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Workshop on Social Media
Market smarter using Google and Facebook! There are free and inexpensive marketing tools out there that allow you to target and better understand your audiences. This session will focus on using Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and Facebook. Attendees will also have a chance to share their online marketing challenges when using social media.

Presenter: Erik Gensler, President, Capacity Interactive Inc.
Date: Tues., Sept. 15
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Place: LaGuardia Community College
E-Building (Room E-511)
31-10 Thomson Ave.
Long Island City, Queens
Investment: $45 ABC/NY Members; $75 non-members

You can register for this event here:

Alternately, you can email to register.

Board Development Workshop
Learn about nonprofit arts board openings and find the one you might enjoy serving on.
Date: Wed., Sept. 16
Time: 5:30pm to 6:15pm
(Wine and cheese, 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; introduction to arts groups)
Place: 1 E. 53rd Street
New York, NY
Investment: No cost, but reservations are required.

A select group of dance, film, fine arts, music, and theater organizations will tell you their stories. You can ask questions about roles and responsibilities, and give-or-get, learn about new companies, and decide whether now is the time for you to grow professionally while giving back to your community. Sip some wine, ask and listen, enjoy.


Individual Artists and the Recession
A national survey entitled “Artists and the Economic Recession” is being undertaken to assess conditions for working artists in the current economic climate. The survey has been commissioned by Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC), a nonprofit advocacy and service organization.

The goal is to generate a meaningful national census of the conditions that individual artists currently face, and to conduct a baseline assessment of this vital population, for use by funders, advocates and other stakeholders.

To help ensure robust participation among New York City’s artist community, please consider forwarding the link below to individual artists, including teaching artists, with whom your organization works. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete, and is offered in both English and Spanish.

Survey Web Site
User name: ART371
Technical questions should be addressed to