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The New York Academy of Art is pleased to announce our subscription to Art World Learning (AWL), an online platform developed to bring financial education to artists, designers, and cultural producers. Learn more by watching this trailer.


Alumni of the Academy have free access to all the content on the AWL site.


Use New York Academy of Art’s coupon AWL_NEWYORKACADEMYART_2021 to enroll today!


You must have an Academy email account to access ArtWorld Learning through the Academy. If you have a student email address already you are good to use that. If you need an Academy email address please fill out this form and we will provide you with an email address to use.

While cultural producers are predominantly self-employed, they often resist the designation of "small business owner." When they do look for help in finance and business, their education often misunderstands the realities of creative practice. Art World Learning exists as a tool to bring more nuanced financial and business education to creatives, by creatives who’ve dedicated their lives to the empowerment of others. 


Once you enroll, you’ll find:

  • An evolving space for artists, designers, and creative producers to focus on their short- and long-term financial health 

  • A growing resource that currently includes: 

    • 10 courses on freelance finance, budgets, taxes, credit, debt, IP, and more

    • 11 experts, including creatives who are also law, business, and finance professionals

    • 18 videos with accompanying references, links, and worksheets

    • User Way accessibility and closed captioning on all videos


AWL believes financial empowerment offers a path toward long-term sustainability for artists, designers, and creative producers.