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Professional Development Series: Finding the Right Open Calls, Residencies, & Galleries for You

November 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

One of the most challenging and exhilarating things about working in the arts is that success is unique and varied: there is no one route to success and there is no one definition of success. Among so many different open calls, how can you identify and procure the opportunities that are right for you?
In Part 1 of this three-part professional development series, join art world experts and practicing artists Bill Carroll, Director of Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts’ Studio Program and Kelly Olshan, NYFA Program Officer in Career Advice and Training, who will dive into these topics in conversation.

Tune in on Facebook Live for:

  • Best practices for applying to open calls–from residencies to exhibitions
  • How to approach opportunities in alignment with your career goals
  • The juror and grantmakers’ perspective on artist submissions
  • When it is appropriate to seek gallery representation

Guest Speaker:
Bill Carroll, Director of Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program
Bill Carroll has been involved in the New York Art World for forty years. He was the Director of the Charles Cowles Gallery in Soho; and the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea. Bill also worked in non-profit at the Dia Art Foundation, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Nancy Graves Foundation, and is presently the Director of the EFA Studio Program. He has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions. Bill teaches an MFA course at Pratt Institute titled Art World & Professionalism., and has lectured including at NYFA, NYU, Cranbrook, Bard College, SVA, Columbia, Cornell, and F.I.T. Bill has exhibited extensively, and in 2016 had a solo installation of fifty-six paintings at the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the New York Public Library. In 2018 his work was included in Selections NYC at the San Luis Obispo Museum in California. Bill’s had his sixth solo exhibition at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery, in Chelsea, in April 2022.

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The series includes:

All Professional Development Opportunities

This opportunity is presented in partnership between Torpedo Factory Art Center and New York Foundation for the Arts.


New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is a 501(c)(3) service organization that provides artists, emerging arts organizations, arts administrators, and students with critical support, professional development tools, and resources for defining and achieving career success. NYFA was established in 1971 to serve individual artists throughout New York State. Since then, they have extended their programs and services throughout the United States and internationally and expanded our scope to serve additional members of the arts community.


November 15, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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