Evening of Original Music with Gretchen Farrar, Jonathan Kamfonas, Eugene Marlow, and Judith Sainte Croix

Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

An Evening of Original Music Featuring: Gretchen Farrar, Jonathan Kamfonas, Eugene Marlow, and Judith Sainte Croix. A reception for the audience will follow the concert, provided by Artspire and New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). The Bootstrap Arts Festival, the month long series of arts events presented by Artspire and New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), takes place throughout February and across the five boroughs, and includes performing, literary, visual and media arts events. The Bootstrap Arts Festival has emerged out of NYFA's on-going Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, a program for arts professionals in all fields looking to focus on the business side of their creative practice. Both Bootstrap and Boot Camp are key elements within NYFA's broad-based effort to provide a template for arts professionals that enables them to develop as entrepreneurs by offering support, education and resources. The most prominent tent pole initiatives within this ambitious plan are the recently launched www.Artspire.org and the new book The Profitable Artist (Skyhorse Publishing/Allworth Press). www.Artspire.org is the new community website that empowers individual arts professionals and organizations anywhere in the country to support their work with tax-deductible contributions while building entrepreneurship and creating a robust social network of supporters. With Artspire, artists can leverage the dynamic power of crowd sourced funding to galvanize, tap into and expand their roster of followers, thus building sustained financial backing for their work. The Profitable Artist is the first complete "how-to" guide to being a professional and profitable working artist. This handbook features techniques in the areas of strategic planning, financial management, marketing, fundraising, and legal rights and obligations, aimed to assist all arts professionals. Some of the artists who have taken part in Boot Camp are also in the book. The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) was founded in 1971 to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives. Each year it provides over $1 million in cash grants to individuals and small organizations. The NYFA Learning programs provide thousands of artists with professional development training and the website, http://www.nyfa.org, received over 1 million unique visitors last year and features information about more than 8,000 opportunities and resources available to artists in all disciplines.

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