Never stop learning! ArtsWestchester is committed to helping your organizations grow by presenting an ongoing series of professional development workshops, geared toward cultural organizations, on a variety of topics that are relevant to you.

Below is a list of upcoming programs.

2019 Workshops

Wednesday, March 13
4pm – 6pm
31 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY
RSVP: [email protected]

Please join us for an informative an informative and practical discussion of the ways to protect an artist’s legacy through advanced planning. The speakers will provide an introduction to wills and artists’ foundations, and highlight issues to take into account. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A and wine and cheese networking reception with panelists.

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Time: 4pm – 6pm
ArtsWestchester 31 Mamaroneck Avenue 9th Floor White Plains, NY 10601
(*note:to access the 9th floor, take elevator to 8th floor and walk up one-flight of steps.)

Space is limited | RSVP is required | Contact: Kristina Maldonado
[email protected] | 518.487.5522

This program is made possible in partnership with:

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts ~ New York State Bar Association ~ Pro Bono Partnership ~ Wilson Elser

2018 Workshops

Thursday, November 1
5:30 – 7pm
31 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY
RSVP: [email protected]

NYSCA – A.R.T./New York
Creative Opportunity Fund

(A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program)

The NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund (A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program) is a regrant program that provides grants of $2,000 to $6,000 to support either organizational growth or the development of new work for the professional theatre in New York State. This grant addresses small professional theatres with budgets of $500,000 or under and organizations that have a limited administrative capacity. A.R.T./New York regrants NYSCA funds, and all applicants and grantees will interact with A.R.T./New York as their grant maker.

The goals of this grant are to provide a grant funding opportunity with a simple application process accessible to small organizations; offer and/or increase funding to theatre groups and certain individual artists and unincorporated entities that would not otherwise apply to NYSCA; help organizations grow institutionally as they prepare to apply directly to NYSCA; support high quality, professional theatre that advances the field; and create opportunities for participation in the arts, particularly for historically underserved populations and communities in New York State.

Applicants are welcome to bring questions and are strongly encouraged to read the application and guidelines before coming to the session.

NOVEMBER 29 at 6pm
Thursday, November 15

6 – 7:30pm
31 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY
RSVP: [email protected]

NYFA Fellowships and Fiscal Sponsor Opportunities

For the past 32 years, NYFA has awarded fellowships of $7,000 to individual originating artists living in New York State and/or Indian Nations located in New York State.

NYFA is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. In 2018, NYFA awarded a total of $623,000 to 89 artists throughout New York State.

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships, awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period, are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. These fellowships are not project grants but are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development.

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are administered with leadership support from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


NYSCA/NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship is one of the oldest and most reputable programs of its kind in the country.


Fiscal Sponsorship increases funding opportunities for individual artists and emerging arts organizations in all disciplines by allowing them to raise funds using NYFA’s tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3)-classified organization.

Wednesday, December 5
6 – 7:30pm
31 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY
RSVP: [email protected]

The Actors Fund – Health Insurance

Getting health insurance or finding quality medical care can be confusing for anyone who isn’t covered by an employer or union health plan. Our Artists Health Insurance Resource Center identifies coverage options and helps members of the visual and performing arts community enroll in them.

Don’t miss this session! They will be taking about affordable healthcare coverage options and resources available to all artists.

If you are interested in developing a seminar or workshop for our Cultural Organization members,
please contact Susan Abbott with ideas or specific questions at [email protected]