Apply Now | Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: San Antonio

Apply Now | Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: San Antonio

Deadline to apply is Monday, November 19 at 11:59 PM CST.

Through the support of the Ford Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce the second year of Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: San Antonio, presented in collaboration with San Antonio local partners.

The program’s goal, within an inclusive safe space, is to foster a local community of artists sharing the immigrant experience and provide resources through entrepreneurial training, access to other artists, arts professionals, and organizations. The program offers immigrant artists the opportunity to focus on their creative practice and gain support and exposure for their work while upholding their distinct cultural identities.

The program combines two of NYFA’s professional development programs: the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, through which NYFA provides access to artist mentors and arts professionals via panels and workshops, and the Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, which provides artists with the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts. Featured topics will include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. Additional material will be drawn from NYFA’s newly-revised popular textbook The Profitable Artist (Allworth Press, 2018).

In collaboration with San Antonio-based partners, the program will have two weekend entrepreneurial boot camps, one-on-one mentoring, an informal gathering between weekend sessions, and an individual consultation with an arts professional.

This is a competitive program open to artists from all disciplines (Performing, Literary, Visual, Multidisciplinary, Video/Film, Folk and Traditional Arts) based in San Antonio, TX and provided free of charge to accepted participants. The program will run from January 2019 to April 2019, and will bring together San Antonio artists to nurture a productive environment for collaboration.


  • Live within the San Antonio area (within commuting distance of San Antonio)*
  • Either you or your parents were born outside of the United States or in United States territories including Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Refugees are also welcome to apply

*Priority will be given to artists living and working in San Antonio; however the program is open to artists in Texas within commuting distance of San Antonio.

Mandatory Sessions:

First Weekend Boot Camp Workshop:
Saturday, January 12, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 13, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mid-program Check-In:
Thursday, February 28, 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Second Weekend Boot Camp Workshop:
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 14, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Attendance is mandatory to all sessions, so please check your calendar before applying. San Antonio based partners will host meetings.

Application Link: Click here to apply

Deadline: Monday, November 19, 2018 11:59 PM CST*

*Deadline extended from Monday, November 12, 2018

Application Guidelines:

For the application we ask you to provide:

  • Your long terms goals and why you are interested in applying to this program
  • A narrative bio of your professional career
  • A link to your website or online presence
  • Work samples

To Apply:

Applicants can apply via Submittable; first time users will need to register with Submittable to access the application portal. If you need access to a computer to fill out the application, please email [email protected]. Electronic submissions should be completed by Monday, November 19, 11:59 PM CST

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Notification: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Questions? Contact the NYFA Learning team at [email protected] and include “San Antonio” in the subject line.

Preguntas? escribanos a [email protected] con el email titulado: “San Antonio.”

Thank you to our cultural partners in San Antonio:




National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures


Blue Star Contemporary


San Antonio Museum of Art

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

Learn more about 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: San Antonio, 2017, Blue Star Contemporary, Photo Credit: Elias Flores

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