Month: September 2011



Meet a NYFA Artist: Sidney Grant

Artistic Director Sidney Grant, pictured here with professional partner Gayle Madeira after winning the 2011 USA Tango Championships in July. Sid and Gayle donated their winnings to BALLROOM BASIX. NYFA speaks with Sidney Grant, the Artistic Director of Fiscally Sponsored Organization BALLROOM BASIX. NYFA: Hello Sidney, please tell us about how BALLROOM BASIX began, when and…

Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program Newsletter, Issue No. 28

Featured Organization: El Museo del Barrio El Museo del Barrio was founded in 1969 by artist and educator Raphael Montañez Ortiz and a coalition of parents, educators, artists, and activists who noted that mainstream museums largely ignored Latino artists. More than 40 years later, the museum has grown to be New York’s leading Latino cultural institution.…