Month: June 2016



Pride Month Spotlight: NYFA-Affiliated Artists and LGBTQIA+ Activism

NYFA-affiliated artists are making change with their work. In his recent essay, “I Found A Home In Clubs Like Pulse In Cities Like Orlando,” Rigoberto González (Fellow in Poetry ‘11) describes how he and his friends found something of a sanctuary in Latino gay clubs and in Latin Night: We know, we have always known,…

Creative Careers Job Round-Up: Curator Edition

Do you view an empty room and white walls as a blank canvas?  Are you an art buff with an eye for organizing a collection of works into something cohesive but also inspiring? If so, you may be headed down the well regarded curator path. The number of curator positions has exploded in the last…

Announcing: Participants in the 2016 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program

Meet this year’s participants! We are pleased to announce the participants in the 2016 NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. Now in its tenth year, the program pairs immigrant artists working in all disciplines with artist mentors who provide one-on-one support for their mentees, guiding them to achieve specific goals. The program provides participants with broader…

Vision, Art and Opera: An Interview with Jennifer Wen Ma

“But that is the beauty of the work – the sparks and inspiration that others bring with it.” Jennifer Wen Ma is an interdisciplinary artist working across installation, drawing, video, public art, design, performance and theatre. Her fiscally sponsored project Paradise Interrupted was granted a FY2016 NYSCA Award in Film & Media / New Tech…

NYFA at 2016 Sculpture Celebration Conference in New York City

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM David C. Terry, Director of Exhibitions & Grants, and Jacque Donaldson, Program Officer, will represent NYFA with an informational booth at the National Sculpture Celebration Conference on June 25 from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. The three-day conference, which will be attended by leading sculptors, collectors,…