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Fair Use for Documentary Filmmakers


Date: Mar. 21 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Location: The New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Ste 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Fair use is a provision of the Copyright Act that allows certain uses of copyrighted works, such as making and distributing copies of protected material, without permission. Though it’s a very old concept, and was written into law in 1976, the right of “fair use” lay fallow for decades, as large copyright holders created a culture of insinuating that artists must ask for permission. David Van Taylor, who played an important part in the revitalization of the aspect of fair use copyright in the mid-2000′s, will join NYFA to present on the topic, help determine if it is right for your film, and navigate what steps you will need to take if you do choose to make use of it.

Full event details, including how to register, on NYFA Current.

Doctor's Hours for Film/Video, New Media, and Multidisciplinary Artists


Date: Apr. 1 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM )

Location: The New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Ste 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201

(NYFA) is pleased to announce an upcoming session of Doctor’s Hours for Film/Video, New Media, and Multidisciplinary Artists. This program is designed to provide artists with practical and professional advice from arts consultants. Starting Monday, March 11, 11:00 AM EST, you can register for 20-minute, one-on-one appointments with up to three arts professionals to ask questions and receive actionable tips for advancing your arts career.

Full event details on NYFA Current.

2019 Hall of Fame Benefit


Date: Apr. 11 (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

Location: Capitale, 130 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

NYFA will celebrate the induction of Sanford Biggers, Karl Kellner, and Min Jin Lee into its Hall of Fame during its annual benefit. The event recognizes visual, literary, and performing artists who have received NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships and have had a profound impact on the arts through their creative work, and patrons of the arts who have championed the value of the arts in the world around us. The ticketed event will feature cocktails; dinner; and a live/silent auction of art, experiences, and more. All tickets come with a signed, limited-edition print by Sanford Biggers created exclusively for the event.

Learn more on NYFA Current.


Two-Day Artist as Entrepreneur Program for Visual Artists in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area


Date: May 18 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM )

Location: Alper Initiative for Washington Art on the first floor of the American University Museum, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

Applications are now open (through 4/17) for NYFA's two-day Artist as Entrepreneur Program for Visual Artists, presented in partnership with Alper Initiative for Washington Art at the American University Museum (AUM) and provided to selected participants free of charge through the support of the Stephen & Palmina Pace Foundation. The program has been customized to fit the needs of artists in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and is open to visual artists of all career stages, including students. Participants will be selected through a panel review process; please view the required application materials.

Full program details on NYFA Current.

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