Conversations | Monika Fabijanska's "The Un-Heroic Act"
March 8, 2018
Monka Fabijanska is an art historian with over 15 years experience in curating, producing, and managing arts. NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship spoke with her about her newest curatorial endeavor, "The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women's Art in the U.S."
Conversations | Marco Antonio Castro, Multidisciplinary Artist and IAP Mentor
February 22, 2018
Marco Castro is an Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program Mentor and the mind behind the Bus Roots VRV, a project that installs green roofs on top of moving vehicles. We talked to him about his creative process, his experience with art and technology, his role in IAP, and more.
Conversations | On the Road with Black Velvet - Architectures & Archetypes
February 22, 2018
NYFA Fiscally Sponsored Project Black Velvet is an international performance art tour that through dramatic and bold yet supple movements, sketches a concept of identity that transcends the boundaries of race, gender, and sexual orientation. Shamel Pitts, one of the creators, talked to us about the project’s inception.
Conversations | Susan L. Schulman on Publicity for Performing Artists
February 8, 2018
Susan L. Schulman, a veteran theatrical press agent, offers pointers for performing artists working to create and expand their audience.
Conversations | Ben Hartley, Executive Director of Orama Consulting & Part of the NYFA Learning Team
February 1, 2018
With over two decades of experience in the international corporate and not-for-profit arenas, Ben Hartley has worked with some of the most prestigious institutions in the world. He has extensive experience in a number of areas that bring valuable insight into NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Program.
Conversations | Alison Cornyn's Incorrigibles
January 18, 2018
We spoke with Alison Cornyn about NYFA Fiscally Sponsored Project Incorrigibles, a transmedia enterprise that merges art and politics, and past and present to reframe our understanding of how power and perception play into today’s issues of juvenile incarceration.
Conversations | Paola Mendoza, Artistic Director for the Women’s March, Film Director, and Author
December 21, 2017
Artist Paola Mendoza spoke with Alicia Ehni for the IAP Newsletter about the role of immigrant artists in shaping a kinder society.
Conversations | Leigh Davis's Inquiry into the ELE
December 13, 2017
Priscilla Son, Program Assistant, Fiscal Sponsorship, spoke with multimedia artist Leigh Davis about her newest work, a thought-provoking filmic essay about end-of-life experiences (ELEs). The project, Fiscally Sponsored by NYFA, began three years ago after Davis's own questions about her ELE.
Business of Art | Making the Match with Supporters
December 1, 2017
Brainstorming, researching, and understanding individuals, organizations, and institutions whose mission and goals may align with your work can lead to possible fundraising opportunities as well as valuable resources, such as space or material donations or volunteer help. Learn how and where artists and organizations can gain the support they need, with actionable tips for doing so, from Madeleine Cutrona, Program Officer, Fiscal Sponsorship.
Business of Art | The Belated Artist's Guide to Designing Your Own Earned Income and End-of-Year Fundraising Opportunities
November 21, 2017
Program Officer Madeleine Cutrona provides nine tips and ideas for boosting your end-of-year art sales and fundraising activities. This guide applies to you whether you are an independent artist interested in selling work, fundraising for a specific project through a fiscal sponsor, or nuturing relationships with your network.
Conversations | Curtis Caesar John’s Micro-cinema, The Luminal Theater
November 15, 2017
Visionary, cinephile, and Brooklyn-native, Curtis John founded The Luminal Theater in 2015. We talked to him about his passion for film and how he harnessed his sense of power and independence to create this project, which is fiscally sponsored by NYFA.
Conversations | Arnaldo J. López, Development Officer at Pregones/PRTT
November 3, 2017
Arnaldo J. López (born in Puerto Rico) is an arts manager and advocate with a Ph.D. in Latin/o American Literatures and Cultures from New York University. We spoke with him about his trajectory as an immigrant and his impact on Puerto Rican art.
Conversations | Director Carolyn Jones on "Defining Hope"
October 19, 2017
We spoke with Carolyn Jones about her powerful documentary Defining Hope, a Fiscally Sponsored film that explores the decisions made by patients facing terminal illness.
Conversations | The Study Center for Group Work
September 12, 2017
Caroline Woolard, founder of The Study Center for Group Work, tells us why she created an arts business that facilitates group work, what collaborative methods and resources The Study Center offers, and how NYFA's Arts Business Incubator program spoke to her needs as an artist.
Conversations | Jodi Savitz on "Girl on Girl" and Femme Invisibility
August 31, 2017
We talk with the Fiscally Sponsored filmmaker about her feature-length documentary that follows the stories of feminine lesbians. Through candid footage and shared narratives, the film focuses on six women as they live their lives and face circumstances demonstrating the emotional consequences of invisibility.
Interview | The Story of “A Place to Disappear,” a Conversation with Pablo Lerma
August 15, 2017
Pablo Lerma, an alumnus of the IAP Mentoring Program and of the Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, is a visual artist and researcher based in New York. He talked to us about his artistic practice and his photobook A Place to Disappear.
Recap | Notes from the Performing Arts Panel in Spanish
July 20, 2017
On June 13, a group of performing arts professionals gathered at The King Juan Carlos I of Spain for a panel discussion in Spanish. Great insider advice was given regarding opportunities as well as common challenges that exist for Spanish-speaking artists and arts organizations in New York.
Interview | Japanese Artist and Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program Alumna Sophia Chizuco
Japanese artist Sophia Chizuco talks about her experience participating as a mentee and then as a mentor of the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program for Visual Artists.
Conversations | Meet ABI Business Caribbean Film Academy
June 28, 2017
Caribbean Film Academy is part of NYFA Arts Business Incubator's inaugural cohort and part of NYFA's Fiscal Sponsorship program. We spoke with the non-profit organization about how they're supporting Caribbean filmmaking and filmmakers, where they're looking to take their business in the future, and how NYFA resources are helping them get there.
Interview | Svea Schneider, Founder of INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival in Long Island City
June 21, 2017
It's the inaugural year of NYFA Fiscally Sponsored project INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival. We sat down with Festival Founder Svea Schneider to learn about her background in dance and what prompted her to establish this two-day, community-driven celebration.
Interview | Laura Naylor, Director of Fiscially-Sponsored Project "Bartleby"
June 13, 2017
Laura Naylor, co-director of the Fiscally-Sponsored stop motion film Bartleby, gives us the scoop on the film that's sweeping the festival circuit.
Interview | Marco Scozzaro, Italian Photographer & IAP Alumnus
May 30, 2017
Italian artist and an editorial and commercial photographer, Marco Scozzaro tries to blur the lines between artistic photography and editorial/commercial photography.
'Writing On It All' Returns to Governor's Island: An Interview with its Makers
May 15, 2017
Artistic Director Alexandra Chasin and the team behind Writing On It All's programming discuss the participatory and inclusive writing project and why they chose NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship.
Erin Joyce's My Country Tis of Thy People, You're Dying
May 4, 2017
Independent Curator Erin Joyce (Sponsored Project) and the founders of Radiator Gallery, Tamas Veszi and Daniela Kostova, discuss the exhibition, My Country Tis of Thy People, You're Dying, and the role of NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship in securing funding for the show.
IAP Interview: Leeza Ahmady, Director of Asia Contemporary Art Week, ACAW
May 1, 2017
Born and raised in Afghanistan, Leeza Ahmady is a New York-based independent curator and the director of Asia Contemporary Art Week, ACAW, a dynamic platform that brings together leading New York and Asian-based art institutions.
IAP Interview: Tamas Veszi, Hungarian Artist and Founder of RadiatorArts
March 31, 2017
Hungarian artist Tamas Veszi talks about RadiatorArts, a space that seeks to promote debates and invigorate cooperativeness around the arts.
Meet ABI Business Blck Prism
March 17, 2017
Blck Prism is a re-imagined gallery space focused on empowering Black art through digital means. We caught up with founders Andre and Tanayia Woolery to learn more about Blck Prism and their experience in NYFA’s Art Business Incubator Program.
Fiscal Sponsorship / Fellows at 30: Karen Marshall
March 8, 2017
We discuss the New York photographer's documentary work and practice, including her 30-year Between Girls: A Passage to Womanhood project.
IAP Interview: Catherine Yu, Artist and Director of Public Programs at the Asian American Arts Alliance
March 2, 2017
The playwright talked about the importance of collaboration, and her award-winning plays.
Meet New NYFA Board Member: Young Yang Chung
February 29, 2017
Join us in welcoming new Board Member Young Yang Chung to NYFA. Chung is a textile historian and embroiderer who fosters appreciation of an art form often stigmatized as "women's work."
IAP Interview: Monika Wührer, Artist and Director of Open Source Gallery
December 19, 2016
IAP Newsletter interviews Monika Wührer, who has built an extraordinary community in Brooklyn around Open Source Gallery.
IAP Interview: Alicia Ehni, Artist and New Editor of the Immigrant Artist Newsletter
December 1, 2016
Join us in welcoming Alicia and get to know a little bit more about her own experience as an immigrant artist.
Interview with Leigh Stein & NYFA at BinderCon NYC 2016
October 25, 2016
We spoke to Leigh Stein, Executive Director of Out of the Binders, about gender equity in publishing, building community among writers, and anti-procrastination strategies.
IAP Interview: Daniel Gallant, Executive Director of Nuyorican Poets Cafe
September 30, 2016
Priscilla Son of IAP recently met with Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s Executive Director, Daniel Gallant, to discuss the organization’s 43-year history, its mission and trajectory, as well as performance opportunities available at the Cafe for our immigrant artist readers.
Fellows at 30 / Fiscal Sponsorship: Andres Serrano
September 23, 2016
We talked to NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow Andres Serrano (Photography '87) about his latest book, Salvation: The Holy Land (Sponsored Project), as well as how to deal with controversy and his appreciation for NYFA support.
Kathleen Foster's PROFILED Screening at Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays
September 20, 2016
Kathleen Foster spoke to us about her latest film PROFILED, a fiscally sponsored project.
IAP Interview: Terence Trouillot with artist Joana P. Cardozo
August 25, 2016
Terence Trouillot and Joana P. Cardozo recently met as participants of the 2016 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. In an email interview, Terence asked Joana about her upcoming project, The Future Perfect, an exhibition she co-curated with fellow artists and curators.
Fellows at 30: Michael Ferris Jr.
July 7, 2016
We talked to NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow Michael Ferris Jr. (Sculpture ‘09) about art in non-traditional spaces, his family history's influence on his work, and his time on NYFA's Artist Advisory Committee.