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How to Build and Maintain a Strong List of References

While hiring practices are constantly evolving, one piece of the hiring puzzle that still exists is providing prospective employers with references who can speak to the quality of your work and character. 87% of employers surveyed by SHRM said that they conduct pre-employment background and reference checks. Therefore, it is best to have a list…

A young man is dressed in pink in a garment of his own design that relates to a dress he wore in the previous image at Camp I Am ten years prior. Today he is a fashion design student.

Announcing the 2023 JGS Fellowship for Photography Recipients

The JGS Fellowship for Photography is a $7,000 cash grant open to New York State photography artists living and working outside of New York City. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced Maureen Beitler, Larry Gonzalez, Lindsay Morris, Rebecca Soderholm, and Amrita Stützle as the recipients of the 2023 JGS Fellowship for Photography,…

Photo litho print of large eyes gazing directly ahead at the viewer. There are laser-cut words on the eyes and eyebrows which are Persian repeated words and the area of the cut text makes up a parallelogram and the overall color scheme is different shades of gray.

Introducing 2023 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows, Finalists, and Panelists

$696,000 awarded to 88 New York State artists working in Craft/Sculpture, Digital/Electronic Arts, Nonfiction Literature, Poetry, and Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the recipients and finalists of the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship program, which it has administered for the past 38 years with leadership support from the New York State Council…