Year: 2012



Meet A NYFA Artist: Sheila Callaghan

Benjamin Stuber, Josiah Polhemus, Jessica Unker, Debórah Eliezer, and Calder Shilling in Port Out, Starboard Home NYFA talks to Sheila Callaghan (2004 Playwrighting/Screenwriting Fellow) about her current show, Port Out, Starboard Home, at La MaMa E.T.C., theatre as a collaborative process, the inspiration for her work, and her favorite play. NYFA: What are you currently…

Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program Newsletter, Issue No. 40

Featured Organization: Queens Botanical Garden Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) began in 1939 at the New York World’s fair in Queens, and has gone through some of its most radical changes in recent years. In 2007 they opened their new visitor center, the greenest building in New York at the time with a “platinum” LEED rating. They…

Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program Newsletter, Issue No. 39

Featured Organization: El Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Guatemala (NuMu) This month we feature El Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Guatemala (NuMu), a collaborative project between Stefan Benchoam and Jessica Kairé (Alum of the 2010 NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists) that has emerged as a result of the lack of museums in Guatemala that support, exhibit and…

Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program Newsletter, Issue No. 38

Featured Organization: New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) is a community-based, non-profit organization that works to ensure that new immigrants can build social, political, and economic power in their communities and beyond. The organization was founded in 1999, when local activists came together in response to racist, anti-immigrant billboards posted by Project…