Assistance for Artists and Cultural Organizations
Staten Island Arts provides technical assistance to artists, curators, schools, and cultural organizations in the following ways:
From basic questions to the more complex issues of fundraising, marketing, and audience development, Staten Island Arts can help. If we don’t have the answers to your questions, we can usually refer you to someone who does. Contact the office at (718) 447-3329 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.
Professional Development Workshops
Staten Island Arts offers workshops for emerging and established artists, artist-teachers, arts organizations, high school, college and grad students and those interested in the artistic life of the community. These workshops offer information and advice from professionals in the field. Check our Events page for up-to-date listings.
Artflock is a listing website of professional development opportunities, workshops, and lectures for artists in the New York City area. Staten Island Arts is a member of The Alliance for Sustainable Arts Professional Practices, a coalition of not-for-profit arts institutions in the New York area that shares resources, methods and best practices with artists as they build and manage their professional lives, which manages Artflock.
Venues on Staten Island
If you are an artist applying for Staten Island Arts grants or looking to produce/bring programs to Staten Island, you will need to consider a space for your event, exhibit, performance, or workshop.
Consider the venues listed on Staten Island Arts’ Cultural Venue List. Crowdsourced and updated annually, it is a survey list of Staten Island sites interested and wiling to performances, events, exhibits, private events, or workshops. They range in zipcode, capacity, rates, and availability. It is a public Google Doc that anyone can view.
If your organization can host arts and cultural performances that are open to the public, and you are not listed on the venue survey or your information needs updating, please contact Staten Island Arts’ Grant Director at (718) 447-3329.
Our friends at Fractured Atlas also maintain a citywide venue registry. Checkout Fractured Atlas Venues on SI for a full listing.
Staten Island Arts offers downloadable files and searchable articles on a variety of topics. Learn how to fundraise, market your program, train your board of directors and more! A searchable selection of some of our favorite articles is available here.
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Research & Studies
Staten Island Arts strongly believes that equitable development and planning initiatives involve local community in the planning process. As the local arts council, our staff leads and supports a variety of research and planning initiatives.
Art Hill: St. George Sustainable Cultural District Plan (2010)
Partners: Staten Island Arts (formerly Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, COAHSI); Hunter College Urban Policy & Planning Studio
The St. George Sustainable Cultural District Plan is based on a vision articulated by Staten Island’s cultural stakeholders, the artists and other creative producers and performers that have built a community on the North Shore of Staten Island.
Download report here (PDF)
Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront (2014)
Partners: Staten Island Arts; Design Trust for Public Space; Cornell University
This study synthesizes information from the Art Hill Plan (2010), NYC Open Data, US Census, Center for Urban Future, American Community Survey 5-year Estimates (2008-2012), Vision Zero, NYC Map Pluto, and the four major North Shore Development projects (NY Wheel, BFC Partners’ Outlet Mall, Lighthouse Point, and Ironstate’s URL). This study expands the geographical area to include parts of Tompkinsville and Stapleton, in addition to the major development projects planned for the North Shore.
Download report here (PDF)