Year: 2007



The Business of Art: A Conversation with Tamara Jenkins

Tamara Jenkins (far right) On the set of The Savages. Left to right: Laura Linney, Philip Bosco, Philip Seymour Hoffman. (All photos: Andrew Schwartz) In 1998 screenwriter, director, and NYFA Film Fellow Tamara Jenkins released her debut film Slums of Beverly Hills to widespread acclaim. Jenkins’ film follows a young woman persisting through her teenage years as an anomalous member of the working…

The Business of Art: The Top 10 Questions

Chriss Slevin, Hotline (2005). Acrylic on wood. Collection of NYFA. #1: Where can I go to find information on grants and residency programs? The most comprehensive resource for individual artists is NYFA Source. This database is free and accessible online from NYFA’s website. It tracks over 8,500 programs available to US artists and covers all disciplines, including Dance, Design,…

The Business of Art: On Grant Applications

Writing Between the Lines When it comes to writing about their work, many artists have the same complaint: if I could write it, I wouldn’t need to paint/compose/perform it! Writing about your work can be difficult, and doing so in the context of asking for money can be even more intimidating, but when you find…

The Business of Art: A Conversation with Shaun Leonardo

Combining the costuming and symbolism of Lucha Libre (Latin American professional wrestling) with the physicality and athleticism of American pro wrestling, Shaun Leonardo (aka El Conquistador, or just El C.)’s performances notoriously rouse stoic art audiences to cheer and squeal like they’re at a sporting event. And they are, in a sense. Since 2004, Leonardo…

The Business of Art: A Conversation with Richard Marriott

For over 30 years Richard Marriott has been active as a composer, performer, and instrument builder. He has written extensively for film, television, dance, video games, interactive art installations, and opera. His recent compositions are notable for their seamless mixture of western and eastern elements, reflecting his studies with a variety of musicians—Pauline Oliveros, Dominick…