Through workshops and one-on-one consultation sessions, the Learning & Leadership Studio provides programming that introduces innovative ideas about arts management, teaches crucial business skills, and helps artists and arts administrators define both individual and organizational goals. Additionally, arts organizations and other nonprofits have the option to rent the Studio’s facilities for board meetings and other organizational gatherings.

    Upcoming Events

  • Building your Brand
    Tuesday, March 21 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm

    Learn best ways to build a name for yourself and your work, showcase what sets you apart from others, and describe the value you contribute to dance.

  • An Artist’s Roadmap
    Monday, April 3 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm

    An Artist’s Roadmap explores the many ways artists can create professional structures: fiscal sponsorship, collectives and co-creation models, the non-profit 501(c)3 model, and more.

  • Artist Residencies: Approaching and Developing Your Application
    Tuesday, May 2 / 6:30 - 8:00 pm

    Discuss methods of developing your applications for artist residencies, grant opportunities, and other artist opportunities, led by William Penrose.

  • ‘I Hate Your Work’
    Tuesday, May 16 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm

    ‘I Hate Your Work’ opens an ongoing conversation that will examine biases in the decision-making process, recognizing that the way work is judged is key to the decision-making process, and to artists’ success.

    Past Events

  • Managing Injuries
    Tuesday, February 7 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm

    Learn from experts about handling the physical, emotional and financial challenges of dealing with injuries.

  • Finding Non-Dance Work That Works for You
    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    A workshop focused on how to turn your strengths and interests into income producing sideline work while continuing to pursue your dance career. Co-presented with the Actors Fund.

  • Financial Literacy Workshop
    Jun 27, 2015

    Hosted by Goldman Sachs’
    Community TeamWorks program, participants had the opportunity to ask questions on all things finance: how to manage cash flow, how to create projections for long-term projects, how to prioritize expenses, and everything in between.

  • Writing Workshop with Ursula Eagly
    March 9 and 16, 2015

    This two-part workshop explored ways to use writing to support our dances. The first session addressed artist notes and artist statements, and the second session continued work on our statement and addressed grant writing, as well. We shared the ways in which we are already using language in our processes and created new texts through interviewing, writing, and reading.

  • One-on-One with Sarah A.O. Rosner: Radical Business
    March 10, 2015

    An open discussion of any intersection of art and business: kickstarter campaigns, non-traditional fundraising, websites and social media, how to balance (or better yet – meld!) art and business, and how to invest in your art!

  • Artists & Taxes: Workshop with Rosalba Mazzola
    February 17, 2015

    Rosalba Mazzola has been specializing in tax services for those working in the performing arts for over 10 years. In this workshop she walked through the tax basics for artists and answered troubling questions.

  • Legal Clinic
    October 25, 2014

    The Legal Clinic, co-hosted by Dance/NYC, featured 30-minute individual consultations with arts and entertainment attorneys. Attorneys were prepared to discuss legal issues concerning entertainment, intellectual property (i.e. copyright and trademarks), licensing, corporation/incorporation, and collaboration agreements.

  • Dance Writing with Wendy Perron
    October 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2015

    This workshop focused on the nuts and bolts of channeling ideas and perceptions into prose: word choice, tone, syntax, and rhythm. These basic skills can be applied to all forms of dance journalism including reviews, interviews, profiles, features, previews, appreciations, blog posts. And yes, grant applications.