Month: October 2019



Business of Art | Survive and Thrive as a Novelist

Get your creative juices flowing with this breakdown of the novel-writing life. Writing a novel is fairly daunting, but you don’t have to feel alone throughout the process! We spoke with Brittney Morris, best-selling author of SLAY (Simon Pulse 2019) and four-time National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) winner, and Esmé Weijun Wang, award-winning author of…

Monday Motivation | The Benefits of Teamwork

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week: Job hunting doesn’t have to be a lonely experience. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, talk to your friends who are also looking for new positions and combine your job search efforts! You may practice your interviews, review each other’s resumes and cover letters, or just…

Artist News | “Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund Screenings and Performances

In 2019, finishing funds in the combined amount of $1.5 million were awarded to 63 film, TV, theatre, and digital projects. Now’s the time to see several of the finalized works! The “Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund, a centerpiece of a groundbreaking series of initiatives by the City of New York…

Conversations | Advice for Immigrant Poets from Toluwanimi Oluwafunmilayo Obiwole

“The more I told my story, the more it resonated with people: other immigrants and other people of color started reaching out to me because their story was similar to mine.” This October, the Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) Preconference in Denver brought extraordinary immigrant artists together, including Toluwanimi Oluwafunmilayo Obiwole, a Nigerian-born, Colorado-raised poet,…

Introducing | 2019 Murray Reich Distinguished Artist Award Recipient Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Smith recognized with $12,000 unrestricted cash award for mature visual artists with a long history of creative practice. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced Jaune Quick-to-See Smith as the 2019 recipient of its Murray Reich Distinguished Artist Award. The $12,000 award, which was established in 2015, recognizes artistic excellence and provides resources…