Month: March 2016



Helène Aylon & Feminism: A Fiscally Sponsored Artist Reflects

“Art History has been one incomplete truth, which makes it a lie.” Helène Aylon is a visual artist, feminist and mother. Born to an Orthodox Jewish family in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Aylon married a rabbi when she was eighteen and was widowed at thirty. Left with two young children, Aylon began studying and making art.…

Featuring: NYFA Hall of Fame Honoree Anna Deavere Smith

On April 12, 2016 NYFA is honoring Anna Deavere Smith at the annual NYFA Hall of Fame Benefit This year’s honorees are NYFA affiliated artists James Casebere (Fellow in Sculpture ’89, Photography ’85, ’94), Anna Deavere Smith (Fiscally Sponsored Artist ’16), Faith Ringgold (Fellow in Painting ’88), and Zhou Long (Fellow in Music Composition ’00).…

Highlights from the March IAP Newsletter

Are you currently receiving our free Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program Newsletter? Highlights from this month’s issue include: An interview featuring Hispanic Society curator, Marcus Burke. Burke shares insight on the society he has been with for twenty-two years and how artists can best use the resources they offer. Professional development resources such as the…

IAP Interview: Marcus B. Burke, Senior Curator at the Hispanic Society of America

“For 112 years, we have been offering resources on Hispanic culture internationally, without charge, to all interested parties and visitors.” NYFA recently had the opportunity to speak with Marcus B. Burke, Senior Curator at the Hispanic Society of America. Before his position with the Hispanic Society, Burke was the chief curator for the Meadows Museum,…

“You Are a Vital Resource for the Arts Community”*

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has been supporting artists since 1971.  Our mission is to empower emerging artists and arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional / organizational development. In 2009, we extended our programs and services throughout the United States and the international community. …