Month: June 2021



Drawing of an individual riding a horse while carrying a bow and arrow

Monday Motivation | Rehearse Your Pitch

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week When networking, you will have little time to make a good first impression. Therefore, practice talking about yourself as a professional. In other words, create a pitch for yourself! First, introduce yourself, then explain what you do. Above all, tell a story. Use real-life…

Image: Screenshot of (clockwise from Left) Derek Fordjour, Dread Scott, Camille Crain Drummond, and Shaun Leonardo in conversation.

Conversations | Blacklist: Derek Fordjour, Shaun Leonardo, and Dread Scott on the Role of Activism in Art

Three NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows discuss the experience of making art that explores hard truths and imagines a better future. NYFA’s 50 Year Anniversary Talk Series kicked off with a dynamic conversation between interdisciplinary artists Derek Fordjour (Painting, ’18), Shaun Leonardo (Painting ’08), and Dread Scott (NYFA Board, Sculpture ’01, Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ’05, Interdisciplinary Work…

Image: Three women musician performing in front of a crowd in an intimate performance venue just before the New York City shuttered due to the pandemic.

Conversations | Stefanie Izzo on the Art of Resiliency

With in-person performances ground to a halt, Izzo evolved her creative project into digital spaces—learning plenty along the way. Our “Art of Resiliency” series investigates the impact of the pandemic on three projects that are part of NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship program. In Part One, we spoke with artist Angeline Gragasin about how the crisis forced…