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“ What a warm, friendly bunch of interesting people! ”— Ruth (http://www.meetup.com/Zorkas-Art-Preneurs/members/11710860/)

“ Lots of creative energy. Very nice people. ”— George (http://www.meetup.com/Zorkas-Art-Preneurs/members/2630171/)

“ A 5 star group, without a doubt. ”— jim stangarone (http://www.meetup.com/Zorkas-Art-Preneurs/members/7016630/)

“ This is one of the most supportive and encouraging Meetup Groups as well as very organized. You will leave each meetup feeling inspired. ”— Sherry (http://www.meetup.com/Zorkas-Art-Preneurs/members/1094773/)


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Welcome To Our Art-Preneurs in Search of Stability Meetup Group!

This meetup is designed for all types of creatives and artists, writers, actors, poets, sculptors -- anyone who desires to share their uniqueness with the world and is looking for the perfect system to support their chosen work and thrive!

Regardless of your past experience, or the amount of success you have had with your career this group is open to all levels and types of artists and those associated with the arts professions.

Our mission is to learn from each other, be inspired, and gain a fresh perspective while building visibility and stability for your art.

If you're here, this is probably a good description of who you are:

Whether you work for yourself or others, YOU, like our members have an outstanding entrepreneurial mind, a spirit that believes in yourself and are truly passionate about the work you do AND the art you create or support.

You exemplify professionalism because daily your energy is put to good effort whether it's learning something new, teaching others or creating a better way to operate your business.

Looking forward to meeting up with you!

Upcoming events (5+)

NYC Creative and Business Professionals Networking Party

Please make sure to RSVP here (https://paulsguide.eventbrite.com/), https://paulsguide.eventbrite.com (https://paulsguide.eventbrite.com/). An RSVP on Meetup does not count as an RSVP. 60 people are expected to attend. This event is primarily intended to help (a) TALENT SEEKERS build out their teams and (b) JOB SEEKERS find great places to work. This is primarily a social event for creative and business professionals. Based on the idea of mingling like a singles event except for those seeking work and those seeking to hire. We plan to have a raffle for prizes. If your company has a product or service you would like us to consider being part of the raffle please email Paul at [masked]. This is a multi-meetup group and an average of 60 people attend these monthly networking events.

Speed Networking & Business MatchMaking: Fast Way to Expand Your Network

CONFIRM YOUR SPOT THROUGH EVENTBRITE RSVP.LINK BELOW https://bit.ly/2W33Nlb Flow of the Event: The event is organized in a round‐robin “speed networking” style, with attendees rotating in small groups to engage in open discussions with other seated attendees. There will be time to mingle with other attendees after the speed networking rounds. Potential Topics to Talk About: Whether you are currently on the job hunt, seeking advice about professional growth, seeking funding for your startup or simply hoping to learn about possible paths to take your aspirations to the next level, this event is an excellent opportunity to expand both your knowledge base and your network of contacts. CONFIRM YOUR SPOT THROUGH EVENTBRITE RSVP.LINK BELOW https://tinyurl.com/y3l22uov Keys to making the most of Speed Networking: 1) Bring and distribute your business cards. Exchange cards with your partner at the beginning of each three-minute session—this can be a time saver. When you exchange cards, take time to read what is on your partner’s card. The other person will see this as interest on your part and, equally important, it will help you remember faces and names later on. 2) Develop an efficient way to introduce yourself. Consider developing an “elevator pitch”—a response you can give in any situation when someone asks you who you are or what you do. Think about how you want to describe yourself. You could talk about your current position, explain a project you’ve undertaken, or describe your goals for 2019.. 3) Contribute to an effective conversation. Make sure there is an even exchange of dialogue. Pose a question or make a point, and let the other person respond. Ask about the challenges and needs your partner faces in his or her organization or industry. This will give you an opportunity to establish common ground and, if appropriate, to offer ways in which you’ve solved similar problems. 4) Follow up with individuals with whom you made a connection. If you feel that there is the possibility of furthering a relationship with a contact, express that to the person during your session. Key Benefits: - The main purpose of the speed networking is to meet lots of new contacts in a short space of time. - Helps maximize your time at the forum making sure you meet the people that can offer you real business opportunities -If you take into account each participants business contacts, you are potentially connecting with hundreds of relevant industry people -A great icebreaker, the informal format takes the awkwardness out of traditional networking, it is a fun and easy way to meet a wide variety of people Attendee Participation Includes Below industries but not limited to: • Advertising And Marketing • Art Directors • Business & Management • Computer And Information Systems • Engineering • Entrepreneurs • Film, Media And Broadcast • Finance And Investment • Human Resources & Recruiting • Legal • Medicine And Healthcare • Politics • Public Relations • Real Estate & Construction • Sales • Science & Academics CONFIRM YOUR SPOT THROUGH EVENTBRITE RSVP.LINK BELOW https://tinyurl.com/y3l22uov

Skip The Small Talk Networking

The Bowery Electric

MUST COMPLETE RSVP here, https://bit.ly/2PBnfjd an RSVP on Meetup does not count as actual RSVP This is a gathering for creative and business professionals to get to know one-another in group settings. Everyone will meet every attendee in groups where we will play a card game Big Talk created by Kalina Silverman. The game offers groups ice breakers that are outside the scope of small talk. Afterwards, at 8pm if you want to stay the venue will give us free access to a comedy show. Big Talk is a movement about skipping the small talk to have deeper conversations and make more meaningful connections in life. Big Talk, created by Kalina Silverman Join the Movement: https://www.makebigtalk.com/ Sign up for the newsletter: https://tinyletter.com/kalina Follow Big Talk on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/makebigtalk/ Follow Big Talk on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makebigtalk/

Technology and Digital Arts Networking

The Ainsworth

New York has so many innovators and content creators in digital media. Yet, so much more can happen if the community is closer and when one can find those who can advance the fields. Digital artist whether it be Meow Wolf style artist, wearable designers, YouTubers, filmmakers, vloggers, performance artist, fashion creators, bloggers, etc. to network and share ideas. In a casual setting. If you are in the business side of the industry that is looking to sponsor, invest, or partner with digital artist than you are welcome to come. Please make sure to RSVP here, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/technology-and-digital-arts-networking-tickets-56387654994 an RSVP on Meetup does not count as an actual RSVP. Also, if you have a product you would like to demo please email [masked].

Past events (389)

IT'S BACK!! Entertainment Industry & Performing Artists Resource Fair

NYPL Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)

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