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In this image there are two female dancers resting their upper backs, arms and heads on the floor while they have pressed one of their feet against their partners to create enough pressure to elevate the legs, hips and most of their backs into the air. Their legs and torsos create a geometrical shape that is both triangular from the feet that are touching and square from their opposite legs extending straight towards the ceiling.

Beyond Labels: Seven Dancers Share Lessons From Their Careers

Moving beyond the labels of emerging, mid-career, and/or established, dancers investigate their trajectories and share lessons learned along the way. “You will always reckon with the ephemerality of dance,” says Annie-B Parson, the Artistic Director of Big Dance Theater, and NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Choreography ‘00, 06, and ‘13. Not unlike the medium’s ephemerality, there…

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New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Partners with New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to Launch New $261,000 Disability Grant Program

Program will distribute $1,000 to New York State artists with disabilities outside of NYC who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis. The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has partnered with New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to administer a $261,000 grant program for New York State artists with…

A photo of a theater performance, a winter scene depicted on stage with actors in grey gowns and hats and a girl seated at the far left in white.

Announcing: NYSCA FY2022 Support for Artist and Support for Organization Awardees

NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship is honored to support these 36 NYSCA grantees who collectively raised $451,800 in grant funding! Congratulations to the 36 NYFA sponsored projects and organizations that received a FY2022 New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grant. NYSCA gives grants both to organizations and individual artists. NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship team supports these…

Image Detail: Jerome Johnson (Fellow in Craft/Sculpture '17), "Five Techno-Head Sculptures," 2014-15, wood, gesso and encaustic. Each sculpture is a single geometric humanoid head, a hand-built hollow wood form placed atop of a trestled base. Their architectural profiles are ideally shown together contrasting their expressive and geometric relationships. Their encaustic surfaces are white with magenta striations.

Monday Motivation: Resume Tip! Don’t Begin at the Beginning

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week A resume is a story of your accomplishments. However, unlike most stories, this one should begin at the (current) end. Kick off your list of experiences with the most recent one and then proceed in reverse-chronological order. This week’s highlighted jobs: Administrative AssociateProject X…

Image: Composite image featuring 18 Incubator participants on the left, and a larger black and white headshot of Incubator facilitator Babette Baker on the right.

Announcing: The Incubator for Executive Leaders of Color Participants 2022

Free program will provide leadership training and community support to 18 arts administrators from April to September. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to congratulate the 18 leaders who were selected to participate in the second session of the Incubator for Executive Leaders of Color program, facilitated by Babette Baker, Principal at…