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REMINDER – Call for Artists of All Disciplines: JumpstART (posted February 24, 2016)

REMINDER – Call for Artists of All Disciplines: JumpstART (posted February 24, 2016)

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Press contact: Stephanie Israel
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REMINDER – Call for Artists of All Disciplines:
Professional Development & Public Arts Program
East End Arts Now Accepting Applications
Application Deadline: March 2, 2016

(RIVERHEAD, NY, February 24, 2016) –– East End Arts is pleased to announce the third year of their innovative professional development and public arts program for artists of all disciplines, titled JumpstART. This program provides the opportunity for artists to jumpstart their artistic careers by learning about the fundamentals involved to best grow their business – their art! Participating artists will be invited to hear from artists who have succeeded in making a living with their art. In addition to a variety of workshops, this program offers the amazing opportunity for artists’ work to get high visibility through public presentation, with the unprecedented opportunity to design and implement a public arts project in downtown Riverhead during the summer of 2016. East End Arts has developed an intensive curriculum dedicated to the business side of art, all while being important catalysts for creative placemaking. With the necessary tools, an artist is better able to take advantage of creative opportunities that arise and be aware of opportunities that exist. A limited number of artists will be accepted into JumpstART. This program is open to all visual and performing artists, of any discipline. For information about the success of 2014 and 2015 JumpstART programs, visit

An informational meeting about this program and the application process will be held on Thursday, February 25 at 5:00 PM at the East End Arts Carriage House, located behind the East End Arts Gallery, 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY. This meeting is open to artists of all disciplines who are interested in applying for this program. There is no fee to attend and advance registration is not required, although it is appreciated. To register in advance, please contact the East End Arts School at 631-369-2171 or

East End Arts is now accepting applications for artists interested in participating in this program. To apply, artists must complete an online application. The deadline for application submission is Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 11:59 PM. Artists who apply to participate will be notified of their acceptance into the program by March 9, 2016. The program will begin with an orientation and its first workshop on April 17, 2016 and will continue with a series of intensive workshops in April, May, June, and July. The program will culminate with the presentation of the artists' public arts projects in Downtown Riverhead, which will be unveiled the evening of Friday, August 5, 2016. For more information and to apply, visit

Mandatory workshop sessions on the following subjects will be offered to all participants. All workshops will be held at East End Arts, located at 133 E. Main Street in Riverhead, NY:
• Session 1 – Orientation / Artist Career Building: Sunday, April 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
• Session 2 – Fundraising: Sunday, May 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
• Session 3 – Budgeting & Proposal Writing: Sunday, May 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
• Session 4 – Marketing & Social Networking: Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
• Session 5 – Legal Matters for Artists: Sunday, June 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
• Session 6 – Wrap-up Session: Sunday, July 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
• Public JumpstART Event in Riverhead: Friday, August 5, 2016, evening

Accepted artists must commit to (1) attending all workshop sessions; (2) designing and implementing a public art project in downtown Riverhead during the Summer of 2016 (a plan is not required at the time of application); as well as a (3) participation fee of $100 from selected artists, which is due prior to the first session.

East End Arts JumpstART Program is made possible with funds from Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, Riverhead Rotary, M&T Bank, and the Riverhead Business Improvement District.

For more information about this program, including the two prior year's programs and the artists-created public arts projects, visit, or contact Pat Snyder at 631-727-0900 or, or Diane Giardi at 631-369-2171 or
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