Year: 2020



Young men and women sit very still inside a raw building, sitting left and right of a large, central wooden table that is covered with old farming utensils and tools.

Monday Motivation | Interviews Go Both Ways

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week A job interview is an opportunity for an employer to get to know you, but always remember that this is also a chance for you to find out whether you want to work at that organization. Make sure to ask questions about the work…

Image: A group of Black reenactors are pictured walking on grass and along a highway. They wear period dress from the early 1800s and carry weapons; some on higher ground are on horseback. A man in front carries a blue flag with a white emblem on it.

Conversations | Dread Scott on How He Charted His Own Path in the Art World

“I don’t have a dealer, but this work is influential, it’s important. I’m mostly concerned with having the art be something that influences and is part of dialogue.” – NYFA Board Member Dread Scott NYFA Board Member Dread Scott (Fellow in Sculpture ’01, Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ’05, Interdisciplinary Work ’12) makes revolutionary art to propel…

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Monday Motivation | Address Your Cover Letters to Specific People

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week Not all job listings will give you specific instructions about to whom your application materials should be addressed. If that is the case, research online—LinkedIn is a great place to start—to find out the name of your potential supervisor and, if you can’t find…

Image: A social gathering of artists participating in NYFA's Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Newark. It appears to be a mixer event, as people mingle in a large, gallery-like setting and hold drinks and plates of food.

Apply Now | Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Denver

Program presented in partnership with PlatteForum. Denver-based artists are encouraged to apply by January 19, 2021. Through the support of the Arts in Society, SCFD Denver County, Rose Community Foundation, SCFD Adams County and the City of Denver’s Imagine 2020 Fund, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce the Immigrant Artist…