Artist News | Fiscal Sponsorship

Artist News | Fiscal Sponsorship

Explore questions about life and death through the thought-provoking work of Fiscally Sponsored artists.

This fall, take advantage of opportunities to connect with art that helps to navigate our collective sense of humanity. 


New York’s five boroughs are coming together to create more than 250 events exploring death and celebrating life as part of the Reimagine End of Life festival, which will run from October 27 – November 3, 2018. Three Fiscally Sponsored projects will be featured in the festival, and all tackle the fear of fighting the unknown:

On October 28 at 3:00 PM, join choreographer Laura Shapiro as she performs Last Gasp!, a solo movement performance about end-of-life preparations at The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!).

Defining Hope, a film by Carolyn Jones about people making decisions at life’s fragile moments and the nurses who guide them, will screen on November 1 at Flushing Library at 6:00 PM and Angelika Film Center at 7:30 PM. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session. 

Leigh Davis will screen her experimental film An Inquiry into End-of-Life Experiences on November 1 at the Modern Chapel at Green-Wood Cemetery at 7:00 PM. This filmic essay features illustrated true accounts of individual end-of-life-experiences (known as ELEs) during or following the death of a loved one. 


Congratulations to The Garden Left Behind Project Director Flavio Alves, who was selected to participate in Artist Academy, an immersive four-day program run by The Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Cheers to Roger Grunwald for receiving three Theater Bay Area Award nominations for his one-man stage performance and sponsored project, The Obligation.

Are you an artist or a new organization interested in expanding your fundraising capacity through NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship? We accept out-of-cycle reviews year-round. No-fee applications are accepted on a quarterly basis and our next deadline is December 31, 2018. Click here to learn more about the program and to apply.

Image: Leigh Davis (Fiscally Sponsored), An Inquiry into End-of-Life Experiences, scene from film, Courtesy of Leigh Davis 

Amy Aronoff
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