Month: July 2014



Valuing Brick and Mortar: Alternative Ways to Gain Access to Artist Spaces

Awards, space rentals, residencies, and more Being a successful artist is often about finding ways to rethink obstacles — and ultimately triumph over some of the day-to-day challenges that can complicate your ability to fully express your creative practice. This article provides insight into addressing a common issue for artists: acquiring a workspace. As a…

Survey: Help NYSCA Understand Public Participation in the Arts

Online survey aims to parse New Yorkers’ cultural engagement The New York State Council on the Arts — a major sponsor of NYFA and its initiatives — has released a survey to capture information about the contemporary cultural landscape in New York State. More, from The New York Times’ ArtsBeat: Did you attend “Così Fan…

Installation views of Off the Block, an exhibition at Southampton Arts Center featuring winners of NYFA Artists’ Fellowships (AFP): Claire Watson (AFP ‘07 Sculpture), Hiroyuki Hamada (AFP ’09 Sculpture), and Andreas Rentsch (AFP ’98 and ’08 Photography). The exhibition is curated by David Terry, Director of Programs and Curator. Off the Block runs from June 26–July 20, 2014. For more…

Spotlight: PS109, A Live/Work Artspace Project in East Harlem

ANNOUNCING A CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Artspace is a leading non-profit organization providing affordable art spaces to communities throughout the United States. Recently, the organization completed its first facility in New York City—Artspace PS109. PS109, a former abandoned public school building in East Harlem, offers 90 units of affordable live/work space to artists and their families;…