Artist Sustainability Workshop Series

2022 Workshop lineup is starting on May 10th

Through the Artist Sustainability Workshop Series (ASWS), the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) seeks to provide resources for artists seeking to build out their skill sets and create sustainable careers. We offer two types:

  • Professional Development- which helps artists learn how to structure their artistic practices as a business, with workshops in business planning, intellectual property, marketing, fundraising and more.
  • Craft Development- including writing, visual arts, music, and media workshops.

"Thanks you so much for providing this Artist Sustainability Workshop Series. I really appreciate all that the Bronx Council on the Arts has done, and continues to do, for the artist community." -J.G. 

"Thank you very much for this conversation. It was a great opportunity to have a healthier approach to the financial aspect of been an artist." - L.M.

2022 Workshops

BCA's 2022 Artists Sustainability Workshops will be held entirely online via zoom. This year our focus is to provide more in-depth workshops by grouping them into series for progressive learning. 

Finding & Understanding Your Teaching Artist Identity

  • Tuesday, May 10th 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM 
  • Tuesday, May 17th 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 24th 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Intro to NFTS for Bronx Creatives

  • Tuesday, April 5th 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
  • Tuesday, April 12th 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
  • Tuesday, April 19th 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

*Recordings will be made available soon.

Bridging the Gap: Social Media Strategy for Artists

  • Thursday, February 24th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 3rd 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 10th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

*Recordings will be made available soon.

2021 Workshops

BCA's 2021 Artists Sustainability Workshops focused on equiping artists to share their practice in a virtual world.

  • Affordable Housing for Artists led by Daniel Arnow from The Actors Fund 
  • Breaking into the Art World led by Cathy Kaplan from Sidley Austin LLP 
  • Best Practices for Virtual Engagement led by Chris Walters from The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes 
  • Developing Your Website Content led by David Ulloa from BCC 
  • Social Media Mastery led by Breana Vazquez from BCA
  • Building Your Brand Online led by David Ulloa from BCC
  • Intro to Financial Wellness: Budgeting Nuts & Bolts​ led by Rebecca Selkowe from The Actor’s Fund 

View 2021 Workshop Playlist

2020 Workshops

BCA first transitioned to online workshops and offered a wide array of virtual workshops for artists and organizations as the Pandemic first hit The Bronx. 

  • Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis
  • Best Business Practices: CV, Resume and Artist Statement Writing
  • Portfolio Basics for Exhibiting Artists and Photographers
  • Affordable Housing for Artists’ with Daniel Arnow from Actors Fund
  • Branding and Marketing with Michael Hamlett Jr. of The Bronx Brand
  • Artist Bio as Self Portrait with Ximena Izquierdo Ugaz
  • Navigating a Career in the Visual Arts with Yancey Richardson
  • Shadows and Inner Scenery: Transmuting Through Art with Nathalie Flo
  • The Profitable Side of Nonprofits led by NYCON
  • Web Design 101 Crash Course with David Ulloa
  • Organizational Management Series: Mergers & Strategic Alliances
  • Organizational Management Series: Scenario Planning
  • Organizational Management Series: Organizational Redesign

View 2020 Workshop Playlist 


ASWS| Finding & Understanding Your Teaching Artist Identity

ASWS| Finding & Understanding Your Teaching Artist Identity

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ASWS| Finding & Understanding Your Teaching Artist Identity
Join us for an experiential workshop series brought to you in collaboration with Teaching Artist Project (TAP). In this 3 part series, we will explore our Teaching Artist identity through individual and group artmaking, reflection, and discussion. Participants will have a deeper understanding of how…
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