Saturday, March 6, 2010

Whats the State of NYC art?

Find out at the
NYC State of the Art conference
Time:9:00AM Saturday, March 6th
Location:The SVA Theatre 333 West 23 Street

My Panel:
What art industry incentives can be offered to help NYC artists?
Moderator: James Wallace
Elizabeth Koch, Brooklyn Borough President's office
Sharon Louden, Artist
Marisa Sage, Williamsburg Gallery Association
Keats Myer, Children's Museum of the Arts
Start time: 2:30 pm

How difficult is it for a gallery to survive in this or any economy?
How are Brooklyn galleries dealing with the current economic conditions?
What city or state incentives can a gallery use when starting up?
Should there be more?
What more can be done?
What best practices should be emulated by galleries when working with artists?
How do galleries ensure best practices when working with artists? Would more regulation help?

I will add my answers to this blog and other panelists statements after the conference.

Also listen to WYPR for conference coverage and our Like the Spice podcast for a short podcast covering the conference.

New York’s artists struggle constantly to live, work, show, and sell.

Artists, arts leaders, notable panelists, and YOU will address solutions at NYC:State Of The Art, New York’s first-ever artist and art industry not-for-profit conference, tomorrow, Mar. 6, at SVA Theatre, 9am to 6pm. Post-event cocktails at The Gates.

Keynote, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer. Media sponsor, WNYC.

Have an idea or question? Want to help an artist attend? pARTicipate! Get your ticket or sponsor an artist now at

Special Offer! Artist attendees will receive a free 1 year Platinum account at ($100 value), an internet-based service allowing artists to set up a storefront and sell prints of their work.

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