The discount price for artists – €200. To apply please email your CV and Cover Letter to Application deadline: 13th September 2013


NYFA and CFCP will conduct an intensive 4-day training program for artists in Dublin from Thursday, October 10th to Sunday, October 13th. Find out the details of the course schedule here


Find out more about the incredible speakers from NYFA who will run the workshops and share their knowledge.

Artist as Entrepreneur: Boot Camp

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The “Artist as Entrepreneur: Boot Camp” programme addresses in a very practical way the core aspects of artistic entrepreneurship and business skills and serves to make artists self-sufficient, to build strong careers in the arts.”

For the first time, the Centre for Creative Practices has invited the staff of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) to Dublin, to present a complete “how-to” guide to being a professional and profitable working artist.

Professional Development

TOPICS:  Strategic Planning for Artists, Marketing and use of Social Media to promote one’s art career, Fundraising Strategies (Grants, Awards, Residencies, Fellowships, and Individual Donations/Sponsorships), International Artist Legal Issues (Copyright and Trademark), and other discipline-specific classes and consultations by NYFA staff

Future Opportunities

Participants will have forged a link with the New York and international arts market and will be encouraged and coached to pursue available international opportunities, and to create a bridges to expose US artists to the Dublin art scene. Selected participants will have also a chance to exhibit their work in the NYFA’s acclaimed Brooklyn space


4 intensive days for 70 artists across all disciplines


The discount price for artists – €200. To apply please email your CV and Cover Letter to Application deadline: 31st August 2013


What people think of Profitable Artists Bootcamp

La Fotateca Co- Director Juan José Estrada presents on marketing at the "El Artista Como Emprendedor" Boot Camp, March 2, 2013. Photo Credit: Alejandro Alonzo
Every speaker was such an expert in their field, it was a really dense and rich experience from such different fields (finance vs. artist business development vs. law vs. budgeting vs. grant writing, etc.  
“This has been life changing. I have so much information now, so many resources, new contacts, and forward moving energy!”  
“The days were tailored and jampacked with information. I can’t think of a thing that wasn’t useful!”  
Wonderful, informative program. All of the speakers were incredibly knowledgeable, prepared, and caring. Please keep this program going!  
“The bootcamp was timed perfectly for what I am trying to do in my artistic career right now; launching my dance company as a non-profit corporation.  The bootcamp helped me to frame what I am doing and essentially draw up a giant to-do list (long and short term).  There were certain topics of which I had only a vague awareness, such as copyright law and what the heck it means to be a corporation, and the program framed these questions for me.  I have attacked most of the topics addressed, and feel more confident and competent as a leader for my company now.  (Thanks!) “  
MARK 11 Boot Camp at Center for Photography at Woodstock, March 6, 2011. Photo Credit: Akemi Hiatt, 3.6.2011, Courtesy the Center for Photography at Woodstock.
My attitude towards my work changed completely and I am very thankful for that! I already send out 2 grant application and I am in the process of applying for fiscal sponsorship. My goal setting partner and I are still meeting every week pushing each other to accomplish our weekly goals.  

ARTIST AS ENTREPRENEUR BOOT CAMP is the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) program for visual, performing, and literary artists who want a unique opportunity for individualized focus on the professional and business side of their creative practice.

ARTIST AS ENTREPRENEUR BOOT CAMP is a rigorous blend of formal classes, individualized training, networking and group interaction. Participating artists can expect ARTIST AS ENTREPRENEUR BOOT CAMP to spark goals and help to define concrete steps to building a business plan that can lead to financial security while providing individual and group feedback.

Curriculum emphasizes goal setting and creating a business plan, budgets and financial management, strengthening grant or project applications, improving writing and presentation skills and ways of identifying career opportunities.

Focuses on strategies for expanding your visibility as an artist including using the internet effectively through websites and social networking tools.