Month: September 2019



Conversations | Managing Your Practice as an Immigrant Artist with Claudia Sohrens

The German artist, NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow, and IAP Mentor shared actionable steps for making the most out of your career. We’re interviewing German artist Claudia Sohrens in honor of October’s German-American Heritage Month. Sohrens is also a researcher, archivist, producer, and circulator. Her work is featured in private collections and has been presented in numerous group…

Conversations | Ruth Dusseault’s “Ecotopia”

The multidisciplinary artist considers millennials who live off the grid, but with technology, in exploratory documentary project. Beginning in 2012, still in the wake of the economic collapse, multidisciplinary artist Ruth Dusseault began to record a radical segment of Generation Y that had walked away from consumer culture in an attempt to live “outside” of…

The Art of the Application | Advice from 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Panelists

Key takeaways from each of 2019′s review panels to help you with future applications. In 2019, NYFA received more than 2,500 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship applications across the disciplines of Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design, Music/Sound, Choreography, Photography, and Playwriting/Screenwriting. While we are unable to provide individual feedback based on the tremendous response, we have summarized general feedback from…

Monday Motivation | Be a Good Listener

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week Never forget that job interviews are a two-way street. Make sure to pay careful attention to what your prospective employers have to say. Not only this is a coveted skill, but it is also a way for you to learn more about the organization’s…

Monday Motivation | Find a Mentor and Be a Mentor

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week Mariela McIlwraith, President at Meeting Change, says the best career advice she’s received is to “find a mentor and to be a mentor.” Both experiences will help you grow your skillset and can be valuable networking opportunities. This week’s highlighted jobs: Assistant or Associate…