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Conversations | Luz Soliz-Ramos and Catherine Ochún Soliz-Rey

The mother-daugher duo speak about their work to preserve and celebrate Garifuna culture through programming and dance. Artistic practices grounded in tradition and heritage represent a crucial piece of art historical conversation. Mother-daughter duo Luz Soliz-Ramos and Catherine Ochún Soliz-Rey spoke with us about their work to preserve and celebrate Garifuna culture through programming and…

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Conversations | Art on the Avenue

How this Fiscally Sponsored project utilizes public art to encourage community and spur conversation. Art on the Avenue (Art on the Ave) activates the streetscape by turning vacant storefronts into street-facing galleries displaying work by underrepresented voices. The project, which is Fiscally Sponsored by NYFA, was conceived in June 2020 by teachers Barbara Anderson and…

Image: Jennifer Schmidt's Blue and Brown Books are photographs of the covers of Wittgenstein's Blue and Brown Books in the University of Toronto Special Collections Library. Jennifer corresponded with the librarian--to learn about the specifics of the Blue and Brown Books in their collection, and to obtain photographic images of the book covers and interior pages.

Business of Art | Writers on Publishing Part 2

Writers address the MFA question, talk about the submissions process, and share insights on agents. Part 1 of our “Writers on Publishing” series acknowledged that the road to publishing is not always a straightforward one. Your relationship with your work, and with your writing community, is one that develops over time—and it can sometimes take…

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Apply Now | Find New Resources and Enhance Your Fundraising Capacity with NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship.

Our next no-fee application deadline is December 31. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) supports artists across disciplines by providing resources to help you develop creative projects, build organizations, and craft sustainable careers. We know that fundraising is critical to making your work and that some grants, like New York State Council on the…