Announcing the Participants in the 2016 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Social Practice
Meet this year’s participants!
Through the support of The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce the participants in the 2016 NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Social Practice.
IAP: Social Practice is a year-long professional development program for immigrant and 1st-generation artists working in all forms of socially engaged art (including, but not limited to, public and community engagement and advocacy around issues of environment and climate change, immigration, race, gender, and social justice).
An outgrowth and expansion of NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, this program provides selected participants with guidance through experienced mentors, who, with NYFA’s support, will provide a platform for articulating current issues and concerns that are impacting our society and seeking ways to create catalysts for change through their artistic practice. Four mentors will work closely with a group of 3-4 artists selected through an open application process, meeting quarterly with all participants to foster a unique peer community with opportunities for collaboration.
2016 Participants and Disciplines:
Gema Alava (Spain)
Keke Brown (New Zealand)
Olga Karyakina (Russia)
Lawrence Malu (Nigeria)
Mersiha Mesihovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Julia Pontes (Brazil/Argentina)
Svea Schneider (Germany)
Aida Sehovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Russ Sharma (India)
Rica Takashima (Japan)
Yasuyo Tanaka (Japan)
Adela Wagner (The Czech Republic)
Deborah Wasserman (Brazil/Israel)
For more information on the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program click here and to sign up to the monthly Con Edison IAP Newsletter to receive opportunities and events as well as artist features directly into your inbox, click here.
Image: Mural – The Pollen Catchers’ Color Mixing Machine by Saya Woolfalk (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ‘14, Cross-Disciplinary ’07). Photo: Rosario Calatayud Serna