Artist News | Fiscal Sponsorship
Spring is here, and the leaders of our Fiscally Sponsored projects are as busy as ever!
Spring is a time for new beginnings, which is appropriate given the premiere of a Fiscally Sponsored film on public television and funding news that will help two Fiscally Sponsored artists to continue to present innovative and thoughtful programming.
It’s not too late to catch Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People, a new documentary directed by Oren Rudavsky. The documentary, which follows the famed newspaper publisher’s career and lasting legacy in journalism, will begin airing on PBS starting on Friday, April 12 at 9:00 PM (check local listings) and on Saturday, April 13 on the American Masters website. The film premiered at the New York Jewish Film Festival early this year with subsequent screenings across the country. Read our conversation with Rudavsky about the making of the film here.
Congratulations are in order to John Morton as well! Morton’s interactive public sound project Fever Songs was awarded a Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) Distribution Exhibition Grant from Wave Farm. The funding will help to support new technology of proximity sensing that will expedite the distribution and exhibition of Fever Songs, which will be installed in November at Bronx Art Space. Learn more about Fever Songs via this Spring 2018 interview with Morton.
We’re also excited to share that Shamel Pitts received a grant from Harkness Foundation for Dance for his project Black Velvet. The international performance art tour features dramatic and bold, yet, supple movements, and sketches a concept of identity that transcends the boundaries of race, gender, and sexual orientation. We spoke with Pitts in 2018 to learn more about Black Velvet; read the full conversation here.
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 June 30. Click here to learn more about the program and to apply.
Image: Courtesy of Oren Rudavsky