Artist News | Fiscal Sponsorship

Artist News | Fiscal Sponsorship

Enjoy the news that is putting a ‘spring’ in our step this month!

From broadcasts to grants and publications, NYFA Fiscally Sponsored projects and organizations are basking in well-deserved recognition for their activities. Read on to learn more about their work and why we’re celebrating their recent accomplishments. 

Must See

We are proud to share that Carolyn Jones’ film Defining Hope is currently being broadcast on PBS stations nationally by American Public Television. Please visit Defining Hope’s website for a list of upcoming broadcasts by state or check your local listings to see when the film will play in your area.

Applause Please

Congratulations to Heidi Neilson, project director for Sonic Planetarium, and Ekene Ijeoma, project director of Deconstructed Anthems. These Sponsored Projects both received 2018 Individual Artist Grants from the Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF), a grant for New York State-based electronic media and film artists. 

Debi Cornwall also received a visual arts grant from the Harpo Foundation. Cornwall is a Brooklyn-based, conceptual documentary artist with two projects sponsored by NYFA, Welcome to Camp America and Over There. She will also participate in Houston’s PhotoFest, on view now through April 22. 

Cosby Gibson, director of The Flying Song Garden, won best folk album at the Capital District Original Music Awards on March 3.

Curl Up with a Book

Leslie Li’s Just Us Girls: The Kim Loo Sisters, the companion book to her Fiscally Sponsored documentary film The Kim Loo Sisters, is now featured in the Tenement Museum’s Your Story Our Story. Your Story Our Story is a new, ongoing digital collection of stories of the American immigration and migration experience. Scroll through the profile on Just Us Girls: The Kim Loo Sisters here.

Create! by Ronald Rand, director of the Sponsored Project LET IT BE ART!, is a Finalist for 2017 INDIES Book Award.

Mark Your Calendar

Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) will host “Civic Reflex” on Saturday April 21 at 8:00 PM. This annual event features public performances and presentations at PPL’s space in Brooklyn, NY.

On April 25 at 6:00 PM, The Cardozo School of Law will welcome Aviva Rahmani for the event I Speak for the Trees: A Mock Trial. The trial will explore the status of artwork under copyright law and question whether art can overrule eminent domain violations by corporations. Experienced VARA litigator Gale Elston represents the artist. Rahmani’s project the The Blued Trees Symphony is part of the Gulf to Gulf Project.

Are you an artist or new organization, and interested in increasing your fundraising opportunities through NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship? We accept Out-of-Cycle Reviews year-round. No-fee applications are accepted on a quarterly basis and the next deadline to apply is June 30. Click here to learn more about the program and to apply. Sign up for our free bi-weekly newsletter, NYFA News, for the latest updates and news about Sponsored Projects and Emerging Organizations.

Image: Courtesy of Leslie Li, project director for The Kim Loo Sisters (Sponsored Project)

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