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30 Years of Artists Fellowships Past Programs

Awards and Grants (Main) | NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships 

 

 

30TH ANNIVERSARY LOGO

As part of a competition to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program, this official 30th Anniversary logo was designed by Edwin Torres (Fellow in Poetry ‘01).

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FUNDING SUPPORT

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are administered with leadership support from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Major funding is also provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Additional funding was provided by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, and individual donors.

You can join NYFA's generous benefactors in helping artists. Visit our Support pages to learn more about the impact of your gift.

PAST PROGRAMS

Innovator and Activist Visual Artists: SUNY Celebrating New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships
Opening Reception and Panel Discussion: Thursday, September 7
Location: Orange Hall Gallery, SUNY Orange, 115 South St, Middletown, NY 10940

Exhibiting artists included: Andrea Moreau, Angela Basile, Beth Sutherland, Jill Parisi, Marisa Gonzales Silverstein, Phyllis Gay Palmer, Mary Ann Lomonaco, Ivy Dachman.

Find out more about the exhibition here.




Folk My Life: An Exhibition of Select Fellows and Finalists in Folk/Traditional Arts
Exhibition Dates: Friday, July 22, 2016 - Friday, October 21, 2016 
Location: NYFA Gallery, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Exhibiting artists included: Carrie Hill, Mary Tooley Parker, Zhong-Hua Lu, Hongyi He, Kesler Pierre, Bonnie Gale, Wang Guowei, Camille Yeung, and Vít Hořejš. 

Find out more about the exhibition here.

 


 Decensortized: A Safe Space

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, August 6, 2016 - Saturday, August 27, 2016
Location: Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014

NYFA Curatorial presented the exhibition Decensortized: A Safe Space, hosted at Westbeth Gallery. Exhibiting artists included: Thordis Adalsteinsdottir, Mari Jaye Blanchard, Shamus Clisset, Peter Drake, Seth Michael Forman, Judy Fox, Ella Gant, June Glasson, Michael Greathouse, Rebecca Loyche, Charles McGill, Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira, and Anne Muntges.

Read more about the exhibition here.

 


 NYFA PresentsPEN America Reading with Abeer Hoque, Lisa Ko, 

Sarah Schulman, and Joan Silber 
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Location: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

This event brought together writers whose NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship helped foster their creative work. These Fellows are all Professional Members of PEN America, 
an organization of writers, editors, and translators fighting to defend free 
expression and celebrate literature abroad and here in the United States.

NYFA Board member, three-time fellowship recipient, and PEN America Member Saïd Sayrafiezadeh moderated the fifth event in this reading series.

Find out more about the readers here.

 


 The Surviving Artist in a Changing New York

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Location: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

New York has long been known as the creative capital of the world, but what exactly has contributed to the city's magnetism, and are those elements now in flux? Three NYFA and 
Whiting Award winners—Dael Orlandersmith (Fiction ‘96), José Rivera (Playwriting/Screenwriting ‘88), and Saïd Sayrafiezadeh (Playwriting/Screenwriting ‘96, ‘06, Fiction '10)—talked about the effects of New York's convulsive cultural, financial, and political changes on writers. Moderated by The New Yorker's Cressida Leyshon.

Find out more about the panelists here.

 


NYFA Presents: Three Decades of Writing Fellows with Gregory Pardlo, Deanna Fei, Shelly Oria, and Teddy Wayne

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Location: McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

NYFA Board member and three-time fellowship recipient Saïd Sayrafiezadeh hosted the fourth event in this reading series featuring NYFA writing fellows and finalists. Gregory Pardlo (Fellow in Poetry '05), Deanna Fei (Fellow in Fiction '06), Shelly Oria (Finalist ‘15), and Teddy Wayne (Finalist ‘12).

Find out more about the readers here
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Visualaries: A Conversation
Date: Friday, March 25, 2016
Location: Made in NY Media Center Theater, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Made in NY Media Center and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) presented a moderated conversation in which Justin Berry, Carter Hodgkin, Faith Holland, and Erica
Magrey discussed their practice and methodology in creating their unique and visionary work.

 


Solitary Refinement: An Exhibition of Select 2015 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Finalists
Exhibition Dates: Friday, March 4, 2016 - Friday, June 24, 2016
Location: NYFA Gallery, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Exhibiting artists included: Doron Langberg, Jeremy McWreath, Joseph Nanashe, Jennifer Nuss, Naomi Reis, Ezra Wube, and Justin Rancourt / Charles Yatsuk.

See images included in the exhibition here

 


Visualaries: A 30th Anniversary Showcase of Select Media Artists
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - Monday, February 29, 2016
Location: Media Arts Gallery, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

NYFA Curatorial partnered with the Media Arts Gallery to present Visualaries: A 30th Anniversary Showcase of Select Media Artists curated by David C. Terry, Jacque Donaldson and Joe Gough. Participating Visualaries Artists: Ronald Amstutz, Justin Berry, Peter Burr, James Case-Leal, Michael Greathouse, Carter Hodgkin, Faith Holland, Sophie Kahn, Noemie Lafrance, and Erica Magrey.

Read more about the exhibition here.

 


Stacks Reading and Artist Talk
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016
Location: NYFA Gallery, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn NY 11201

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows read from their work followed by an artist talk with Anne Munges about her installation in NYFA's space. Readers included Bibi Wein, Adrianne Wortzel, Ronna Wineberg, Marcella Durand, Xuya Chen, Leah Kornfeld Friedman, Teddy Jefferson, Danica Novgorodoff, Sharon Mesmer, Wanda Phipps, Naomi Guttman, Urayoan Noel.

 


NYFA Presents: Three Decades of Writing Fellows with Kathryn Harrison, Phillip Lopate, Catherine Lacey, and Rajesh Parameswaran
Date: Monday, January 25, 2016
Location: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

NYFA Board member and three-time fellowship recipient Saïd Sayrafiezadeh returned to host the third event in this reading series featuring NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows in Writing: Kathryn Harrison (Fellow in Fiction '94), Phillip Lopate (Fellow in Nonfiction '91), Catherine Lacey (Fellow in Fiction '12), and Rajesh Parameswaran (Fellow in Fiction '15).

 


Launch Party: Logo A-Go-Go!
DatesFriday, December 11, 2015
LocationNYFA Gallery, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Logo A-Go-Go! celebrated the newly released compilation of NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows in Music/Sound, The NYFA Collection: Volume Two. This event also showcased the never-before-seen 30th Anniversary commemorative logo designs created by seventeen NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows.

Find out more information on NYFA Current.

 


Stacks: Three Decades of Writing Fellows with an Installation by Anne Muntges
Exhibition Dates: Friday, November 13, 2015 - Friday, February 12, 2016
Location: NYFA Gallery, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201

An exhibition of published works from over 100 of our Literary Fellows featured within a site-specific installation by Anne Muntges (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘14).

Click here for a full list of published works by exhibiting Literary Fellows (also available for purchase).

Find out more information on NYFA Current.

 


NYFA Presents: Three Decades of Writing Fellows with Bill Cheng, Luc Sante, and Dana Spiotta
Date: Friday, October 9, 2015
Location: Lillian Veron Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

NYFA Board member and three-time fellowship recipient Saïd Sayrafiezadeh hosted the event and Bill Cheng (Fellow in Fiction ‘15), Luc Sante (Fellow in Non-Fiction ‘14), and Dana Spiotta (Fellow in Fiction ‘08) read. 

 


Triacontagon: A Celebration of 30 Years of the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program
Exhibition Dates: August 13 - August 30, 2015
Location: Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014

This exhibition featured work by:
Danielle Abrams, Elia Alba, Tomie Arai, Judith Barry, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Niki Berg, Charles Biasiny-Rivera, Terry Boddie, Peer Bode, Rimer Cardillo, Josely Carvalho, James Carpenter, Vince Contarino, Kevin Cook, Donna Dennis, Michael Ferris Jr., Pat Flynn, Chitra Ganesh, Cadence Giersbach, Kate Gilmore, Guerrilla Girls, Raymond Ghirardo, Kathy High, Yoko Inoue, Jaguar Mary X (Jocelyn Taylor), John Knecht, Mary Lum, Deborah Margolin, Scott McCarney, Monteith McCollum, Lillian Mulero, Lori Nix, Megan Roberts, Ann Reichlin, Martha Rosler, Dread Scott, Renee Tajima-Peña, Hank Willis Thomas, Carmelita Tropicana, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Igor Vamos, Bora Yoon.

 


30th Anniversary Reading at Word Bookstore
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hosted by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, this reading featured Luc Sante, Amanda Stern, Donna Masini, and Deanna Fei.