Month: November 2018



Conversations | Ecological Artist Xavier Cortada’s “90N” Project Celebrates 10 Years

“I [make art] to create empathy, grow understanding, and to diminish the distance between human inhabitants and the planet.”  A decade ago, artist Xavier Cortada traveled on an icebreaker to the Geographic North Pole to “reclaim” nature and create performative statements on climate change and the Earth’s rising sea levels. Culminating in “90N,” a NYFA Fiscally Sponsored…

Business of Art | Music Licensing for Documentary Films

Create the perfect atmosphere with music. Music can have an enormous influence on the mood and impact of your film, but you need to remember that virtually every piece of included music, no matter how long it is played, will need to be licensed and paid for. During a workshop that took place at The…

Monday Motivation | Plan Your Work

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week In today’s job market, it’s not uncommon to submit applications for many positions. That involves lots of time, and lots to keep track of. You don’t want to squander those precious hours by missing important application deadlines, mixing up companies and positions, confusing interview…

Conversations | Luiza Teixeira-Vesey, Designer & Marketing Associate at NYFA

“Being an immigrant makes you see things from a different perspective, and that’s something employers, jurors in open calls, or gallerists may value.” Luiza Teixeira-Vesey was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is a Designer and Marketing Associate at The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and works directly on the…

Apply Now | NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Music/Sound

Pointers for Music/Sound artists who are applying for a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship. Artists living in New York State and/or Indian Nations located in New York State are encouraged to apply for a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design, Choreography, Music/Sound, Photography, or Playwriting/Screenwriting. The $7,000 cash awards are intended to fund an artist’s…