Welcome to Art World Conference, a new, annual professional development experience bringing together 300 artists and arts professionals at all stages in their careers.
Art World Conference is a business and financial literacy conference that includes panel discussions, conversations, and in-depth workshops addressing many of the opportunities and challenges faced by visual artists and arts professionals who work closely with artists. Topics range from sales, marketing, grants, taxes, managing debt, and investing to managing public projects, new technologies, and growing and sustaining community. The emphasis of all programming is on personal development and empowerment.
We look forward to seeing you at our inaugural conference, to take place April 25 - 27, 2019, in New York City.
Art World Conference is organized by Dexter Wimberly, entrepreneur and independent curator, and Heather Bhandari, co-author of the leading professional development guide for artists, Art/Work. We believe organization, financial literacy, and professionalism are crucial components of an artist’s studio practice. Business skills and sustainable income streams create opportunities and resources for the implementation of creative, ambitious ideas. Our goal is to provide a platform where artists learn tangible skills, are directed to relevant resources, explore options for sustainability at all stages in their careers, and feel the support of community.
Art World Conference is a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Art World Conference is designed for visual artists at all stages of their careers. Arts professionals who work closely with artists, including individuals who work at art non-profits, museums, foundations, and galleries are also welcome.
Yes. Art World Conference offers a discounted registration rate for students.
Presenters were chosen based on their expertise in the field, their dedication to the advancement of artists, their diverse perspectives, and their willingness to be transparent and generous when sharing information.
Please note, presenters and conference schedule are subject to change.
Yes! If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at: email@example.com
Yes! We are open to suggestions, although we cannot guarantee that we will be able to incorporate your suggestion into the conference. Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art World Conference is intended for individuals 18 years old and over. Please bring a government issued ID or passport with you to pick up your badge at onsite registration.
Art World Conference is a gathering of individuals who share a focus on visual art and the various fields with which it intersects. Art World Conference is an inclusive, cooperative environment where all artists, arts professionals, academics, and interested non-practitioners are welcomed, open dialogue is encouraged, and all perspectives are appreciated. Please read our complete Code of Conduct here.
Art World Conference is located in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan at New York Law School (185 West Broadway, NYC), and is easily accessible by several modes of public transportation. Click here for details.
There are also several parking garages in the neighborhood offering paid parking. Street parking is extremely limited.
Yes. New York Law School is ADA compliant. If you require additional accommodations, please email: email@example.com before April 1, 2019. We will do our best to accommodate special needs.
We are currently working on securing scholarships for those in need. Sign up for our mailing list to be alerted if and when scholarship funding is secured.
If your organization has 5 or more people who would like to attend the conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a group discount.
Art World Conference tickets are non-refundable. However, if you purchase a ticket and are unable to attend, your ticket is transferable. Simply alert conference staff before April 24, 2019 of your replacement’s name before they arrive to sign in.
Non-flash, silent shutter photography is allowed during the conference. No video recording is allowed.
Water, coffee, or other non-alcoholic beverages are allowed inside of the conference. We request that food be consumed ONLY in the lounge areas outside of the main auditorium and workshop classrooms. There is a Starbucks coffee shop located inside of the venue and a variety of cafes and restaurants nearby.
Yes, but attendees pay the same registration fee regardless of time spent at the conference. We recommend you attend the welcome reception and stay the full two days.
Yes. There will be private space at the conference for nursing mothers. Email: email@example.com before April 15, 2019 to ensure adequate space allotment.
There is no childcare on-site. However, local childcare options are being explored. An email will go out to all interested participants in advance of the conference. Indicate that you are interested in childcare when you register.
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