Artist News | Fiscal Sponsorship
There’s plenty of art to see and experience this June, including books, films, and artworks by Fiscally Sponsored artists!
With Memorial Day behind us, summer is kicking into full swing. Enjoy the warm weather with celebration and cheer for the array of creative work being presented by NYFA’s Fiscally Sponsored artists and organizations.
Bask in the Sun
Join Caribbeing at Prospect Park in Brooklyn as they celebrate National Caribbean-American Heritage Month alongside the Prospect Park Alliance. Events include an art installation with artists Devin Osorio and Tania Balan-Gaubert; pop-up eateries at Smorgasburg; disco nights on skates under the stars; and Prospect Park Soiree, an outdoor community party. Learn more and RSVP to attend the events here.
Read and See
Anna Deavere Smith’s documentary theater production and HBO Now series Notes from the Field, which dramatizes accounts of students, parents, teachers, and administrators caught in the school-to-prison pipeline, is now available in book form. You can purchase Notes from the Field here via Amazon.
Brittany Prater’s Uranium Derby will have its New York premiere at The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival on June 9 at 3:00 PM at St. Francis College (180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201). The film revolves around a young women’s investigation into her hometown’s secret involvement in the Manhattan Project and the topic of toxic nuclear waste.
Leslie Arlette Boyce, project director of Beauties: As Seen by Others/And Then What Is, is featured in Let’s Face the Music, a dance-inspired art exhibition at El Barrios’ Artspace PS109 (215 East 99th Street, New York, NY 10029) from June 18 – June 30. The project is a living conversation about multiculturalism, offering a combination fo live dance, aerialists, and photographic composites accompanied by original music.
Congratulations to the following Fiscally Sponsored projects!
Shamel Pitt’s Black Velvet and “haunting duet” with Mirelle Martins is beautifully reviewed and chronicled in The New York Times. The multidisciplinary performance art work aims to share and reflect on the colorfulness of blackness in a relationship of love, compassion, and camaraderie.
Harry Mavromichalis’s Olympia, about the Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, won “Best Documentary” at Hunter Mountain Film Festival. It will screen next at Los Angeles Greek Film Festival on June 8 at 5:45 PM at Rigler Theater at The Egyptian Theatre Hollywood (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028). For tickets, click here.
Flavio Alves’s The Garden Left Behind received a stellar review from rogerebert.com for a “finale that is as haunting as it is humane.” The film, which traces the relationship between young Latina trans woman Tina and her grandmother Eliana as they navigate Tina’s transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City, screens at the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival on June 25 at 4:00 PM at Roxie Theater (3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103). For tickets, click 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. 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 Flavio Alves and The Garden Left Behind, Image Credit: Samantha Bringas