professional Development

Artists' Summer Institute

Aug 07 2013 - Aug 11 2013


NewYork, NY


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The Artists Summer Institute (ASI) is a free, five-day professional development intensive for 55 New York City artists working in all disciplines, offered through a partnership between Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and Creative Capital.

To be held in Lower Manhattan, the Artists Summer Institute offers a unique opportunity for New York City artists to step outside their daily routines and focus on their professional skills and artistic goals. Designed to help artists build a path to greater sustainability and self-sufficiency, ASI combines the best of Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program (PDP) and LMCC’s Basic Finance for Artists program to provide a comprehensive range of training, tools and resources for working artists. Participants will gain access to arts-focused professional training in the areas of business and strategic planning, verbal communications, financial management, marketing, promotion and effective Internet strategies.

The application process is now open. Please visit:

ASI is made possible with support from the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Artist as Entrepreneur Program and, in part, by Creative Capital’s Workshop Subsidy Program, underwritten by the Kresge Foundation. LMCC’s professional development programs are supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.