Announcing | 2021-22 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Visual and Multidisciplinary Arts Participants
Program mentees’ home countries and regions include Australia, Dominican Republic, India, Israel, Lebanon, and Uzbekistan.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce the participants in the 2021-22 NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Visual and Multidisciplinary Arts, presented in collaboration with New York cultural partners New York Live Arts, Asian American Arts Alliance, Flushing Town Hall, Haiti Cultural Exchange, and Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. The newest cohort of our Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program brings together 20 artists from 16 countries and regions.
With thanks to our partner New York Live Arts and artists Yanira Castro (Fellow in Choreography ‘16), Martita Abril (IAP Alumna), and Poppy DeltaDawn (IAP Mentor), for the third year running, mentees will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in “In/Between,” on view from March 11 to April 6 at the New York Live Arts’ Ford Foundation Live Gallery. The name “In/Between” reflects on the multiplicity of immigrant artists’ experiences, identities, practices, and politics, while also speaking to the liminal experience of home/residence/community.
NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program pairs immigrant artists with artist mentors who provide one-on-one support for their mentee, guiding them to achieve specific goals and providing them with broader access to the New York cultural world through an exchange of ideas, resources, and experiences. Most importantly, the mentoring program fosters a community, providing opportunities to connect with other immigrant artists through group meetings, peer learning, and informal gatherings that include alumni from 2007 to the present. Through access to other artists, arts professionals, and organizations, the program offers immigrant artists the opportunity to focus on their career goals while navigating the shared experiences and challenges of being an immigrant artist.
Meet this year’s participants!
2021 Participants and Disciplines:
Mentee Sayoko Kojima, Visual (Japan), paired with Mentor Armita Raafat, Visual (Iran).
Mentee Lillian Xuege Li, Visual (China), paired with Mentor Jamerry Kim, Visual (Germany & South Korea).
Mentee Kariny Padilla, Visual (Dominican Republic), paired with Mentor Tattfoo Tan, Visual (Malaysia).
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