Announcing | Participants in the 2017 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Newark
Meet the newest participants in NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program!
Through the support of Ford Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce the participants in the 2017 NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Newark, presented in collaboration with Newark local partners New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC); Newark Arts Education Roundtable (NAER); Paul Robeson Galleries, Express Newark; Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art; and City Without Walls (cWOW).
The program’s goal is to foster a local community of immigrant artists through entrepreneurial training, access to other artists, arts professionals, and organizations. It will offer 18 immigrant artists the opportunity to focus on their creative practice and gain support and exposure for their work while upholding their distinct cultural identities by combining two of NYFA’s professional development programs: Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program and Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program. Featured topics will include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising.
NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Newark was open to artists from all disciplines (performing, literary, visual, multi-disciplinary, folk, and traditional artists) based in Newark, NJ, and provided free of charge to accepted participants.
2017 Participants and Disciplines:
Mentee Junio Vargas, Multidisciplinary (Ecuador), paired with Mentor Kern Samuel, Visual (Trinidad and Tobago).
Mentee Nava Gidanian-Kagan, Visual (Israel), paired with Mentor Matt Gosser, Visual (United States).
This program is made possible with the support of the Ford Foundation.
Thanks to our cultural partners in Newark: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC); Newark Arts Education Roundtable (NAER); Paul Robeson Galleries, Express Newark; Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art; and City Without Walls (cWOW).
Lead partner organization New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is the artistic, cultural, educational, and civic center of New Jersey–where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 8 million visitors (including over 1.6 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.
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Image: Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Newark, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), December 2017, Photo Credit: NYFA