Artist News | Fiscal Sponsorship

Artist News | Fiscal Sponsorship

The latest from artists and emerging organizations who are part of NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship program.

Join artists in The New York Foundation for the Arts’ (NYFA) Fiscal Sponsorship program as they create performances, exhibitions, films, and more. NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship digs deep to help artists sustain their creative practices through access to fundraising tools and business development mentorship. We’re honored to nurture their growth and share their cultural contributions with you.


Get your tickets to see Shamel Pitts’ multidisciplinary performance Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes at BAM (30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217) from May 9 – 12. Pitts will be joined on stage by Mirelle Martins and Lucca del Carlo in a performance that celebrates the textures, beauty, delicacy, and power within us and reflects on blackness—especially in regards to black women—in a context of love, compassion, and camaraderie.

Six photographs from Jennifer Karady’s Soldiers’ Stories series, along with a new film that documents Karady’s artist process, are included in the exhibit Suffering from Realness at MASS MoCA (1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA, 01247). Soldiers’ Stories is an interdisciplinary art project and traveling exhibition that reveals the invisible ways that war affects individual veterans and their families. Attend the opening reception on May 25 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM or view the show through December.

In the News

The recently published The Question of Painting with Merleau-Ponty by Jorella Andrews (Bloomsbury, 2018), features cover artwork by Leah Durner as well as images and a discussion of her paintings.

Debi Cornwall is a Visionary Award Finalist for Necessary Fictions: Pineland. Necessary Fictions is a forthcoming book and multimedia installation that will explore the performance of American power and identity in the post-9/11 era. The third chapter, Pineland, will be a pair of short films re-enacting a real-world incident in which distinguishing reality from fantasy became the difference between life and death. The official award announcement and panel discussion will be on Thursday, May 9 at the Frontline Club in London, UK (13 Norfolk Pl, Paddington, London W2 1QJ).

We’re incredibly proud of the recently-announced Guggenheim Fellows, especially those who have worked with us through NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship. Join us in a round of applause for the accomplishments of Ben Altman in Photography (Current Sponsored Project), Alexandra Chasin in General Nonfiction (Former Sponsored Project), and Benita Raphan in Film (Current Sponsored Project).

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 and our next quarterly no-fee application deadline is June 30. Click here to learn more about the program and to apply.

Image Detail: Leah Durner, yellowgreendarkgreenbeigeturquoise pour, 2017, from the Céline series, poured latex enamel on canvas, Image Courtesy: Leah Durner

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