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Awards and Grants (Main) | The Basil Alkazzi Artist-in-Residence

NYFA offers national and international residencies to artists working in all disciplines.

We partner with visual, performing, and literary arts organizations and institutions to send artists across the world and into a variety of communities. Past partners include the University of Arts London (UAL), Times Square Arts Alliance, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL), and Wayne State University. At this time artist residencies are by invitation only and at the discretion of NYFA staff.

Upcoming Programs

Borderless: In Residence opens November 3, 2016 at NYFA Gallery
NYFA, 20 Jay St, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Borderless: In Time opens on November 26, 2016 at Museum Van Loon
Museum Van Loon, Keizersgracht 672, 1017 ET Amsterdam, Netherlands

Borderless: In Perspective debuts in Berlin on December 3, 2016
Location TBD

Residency History

Studio Residency Program

Where: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
When: January 2016 - April 2016
Who: Faith Holland (Finalist in Digital/Electronic Arts '14)
Focus: Media Arts
Exhibition: December 2, 2016 - January 6, 2017 at JCAL

Where: Residency at the Crossroads
When: September 2015 - December 2015
Who: Okwui Okpokwasili (Fellow in Choreography '13)
Focus: The Residency at the Crossroads program's focus is to bring artists back to Times Square at the earliest point in creating new work for urban centers and use this iconic place as a laboratory for uncovering how users of public places behave and identify with an area.
Lecture: February 1, 2016 at Times Center

Where: NYFA in Residence at Clemente Soto Velez
When: 2012 - 2014
Who: Golnar Adili (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists' Books '09), Sonya Blesofsky (Finalist in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design '13), eteam - Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger (Fellows in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design '16, Finalists in Video/Film '12), Zach Fabri (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work '12), Asuka Goto (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design '13), Joseph Keckler (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work '12), Erica Magrey (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work '12), Shana Moulton (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work '12), Jeff Stark (Finalist in Interdisciplinary Work '12), Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin (Fellows in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists' Books '14, Finalists in Interdisciplinary Work '12, Finalists in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists' Books '11)

Where: Roger Smith Hotel
When: January 2013
Who: Elana Katz
Focus: The Introducing Series, an initiative that creates a platform for emerging artists to be formally introduced by an advocate of their art and future career. Twice a month a new artist will be presented by their champion and will have an exemplary piece of work exhibited at The Window at 125.
Exhibition: January 11, 2013 Elana Katz performed REFLECT in The Window at 125 at the Roger Smith Hotel

Artist Exchange Program

Where: University of the Arts London
When: Spring 2016
Who: Zach Fabri (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work '12)
Focus: This residency program gives New-York based artists the unique opportunity to work in central London at the prestigious Chelsea College of Arts, UAL working alongside staff and students. The academic selection panel were impressed with the interdisciplinary nature of Zachary's work which they felt chimed with the college's interests and will resonate with the students currently studying Fine Art.

Where: International Composers Exchange (ICE)
When: 2012
Who: Eve Beglarian (Fellow in Music Composition '06, '02), Jeremiah Runnels, and Michael Edward Edgerton
Focus: The International Composers Exchange offers composers from a specific country outside of the United States artist-in-residency opportunities in New York, where they can develop their careers through seminars, creative exchanges and performances. NYFA then sends its artists abroad for similar opportunities that complete the exchange.
Concert: October 13, 2012 at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral

Basil Alkazzi Artist-in-Residence

The Basil Alkazzi Artist-in-Residence is open to artists working in the medium of painting who seek an opportunity to work in a different environment and who are specifically interested in exploring the impact of light on their artistic practice. This residency traditionally takes place on a University campus and ends with an exhibition of the work created during the time of the residency.

The next Basil Alkazzi Artist-in-Residence will be Molly Hosmer-Dillard. The program will take place May - June 2017.

Where: Wayne State University
When: September 16, 2015 - October 21, 2015
Who: Kimia Ferdowsi Kline (Semi-Finalist Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence)
Exhibition: April 8, 2016 - June 24, 2016, As Above So Below
Click here to read an interview with Kimia on NYFA Current!

Where: University of Nebraska
When: Spring 2014
Who: Roxa Smith (Fellow in Painting '12)
Exhibition: July 11, 2014 - August 17, 2014 at the Sheldon Museum of Art
Click here to read an interview with Roxa on NYFA Current!

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Image credits (from top): Faith Holland, film still, 2015; Image courtesy of Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born; SecondLife Dumpster, eteam, 2008; Installation shot, Elana Katz, 2013; Eve Beglarian, Photo Credit: JW Photography; NYFA image, John Richardson (Professor and Chair of James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University), Kimia Ferdowsi Kline (Artist), and Michael Royce (Executive Director, NYFA), 2015. Image courtesy of the artist, 2014.