Announcing | Participants in the 2018 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Detroit

Announcing | Participants in the 2018 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Detroit

Welcome the newest cohort of our Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program!

Through the support of Ford Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce the participants in the 2018 NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Detroit presented in collaboration with Detroit local partners Creative Many, Arab American National Museum, Power House Productions, Global Detroit, and Allied Media Projects.

The program combines two of NYFA’s professional development programs: the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, in which NYFA provides access to artist mentors and art professionals via panels and workshops, and NYFA’s Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program that provides artists with the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts.

2018 Participants and Disciplines:

Mentee Anahli Vazquez-Galvan, Visual (Mexico), paired with Mentor Christina deRoos, Visual (United States).

Mentee Noura Ballout, Visual (Lebanon), paired with Mentor Corine Vermeulen, Visual (Netherlands).

Mentee Yusser Al Qazwini, Visual (Iraq/Algeria), paired with Mentor Ewa Markiewicz, Visual (Poland).

Mentee Viviana Macias, Film/New Media (Mexico), paired with Mentor Gracieuse Xavier, Visual (Haiti).

Mentee June Bae, Film/New Media (South Korea), paired with Mentor Jasmine Rivera, Film/Video/New Media (United States).

Mentee Itchel Arriaga, Interdisciplinary (Mexico), paired with Mentor Katrina Daniels, Curator (United States).

Mentee JinApril Son, Multidisciplinary (Korea), paired with Mentor Kristen Shirkey, Performing (United States).

Mentee Bana Kabalan, Performing (Lebanon), paired with Mentor Levon Kafafian, Multidisciplinary (United States).

Mentee Jonathan Hanna, Visual (Iraq), paired with Mentor Megan Heeres, Visual (United States).

Mentee Stephanie Jean, Literary (Haiti), paired with Mentor Nandi Comer, Literary (United States).

Mentee Razi Jafri, Multidisciplinary (India), paired with Mentor Oksana Mirzoyan, Visual (Azerbaijan).

Mentee Dessislava Terzieva, Multidisciplinary (Bulgaria), paired with Mentor  Paulina Petkoski, Visual (United States).

Mentee Mariana Piñar, Visual (Spain), paired with Mentor Paulina Petkoski, Visual (United States).

Mentee Manal Shoukair, Multidisciplinary (Lebanon), paired with Mentor Sarah Rose Sharp, Multidisciplinary (United States).

Mentee Natalia Restrepo, Performing (Colombia), paired with Mentor Sean Blackman, Performing (United States).

Mentee Maurizio Rosas-Dominguez, Film/New Media (Mexico), paired with Mentor Shaun Nethercott, Performing (United States).

Mentee Eden Sabolboro, Film/New Media (Philippines), paired with Mentor Imad Hassan, Visual (Lebanon).

Mentee Karima Majidi, Visual (Afghanistan), paired with Mentor Carole Kabrin, Visual (United States).

Mentee Mohamed Elsawi, Film/New Media (Egypt), paired with Mentor Chido Johnson, Visual (Zimbabwe).

This program is made possible with the support of the Ford Foundation.

Click here for more information on the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. And don’t forget to sign up for the monthly Con Edison IAP Newsletter to receive opportunities and events as well as artist features directly to your inbox.

Image: Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Detroit, Arab American National Museum, February 2018; Photo Credit: NYFA

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