Announcing | 2021 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Denver Participants
Meet the mentees and mentors who are participating in this year’s program!
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 participants in the 2021 NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Denver, presented in partnership with PlatteForum.
The program’s goal is to foster a local community of artists sharing the immigrant experience and provide resources through entrepreneurial training, access to other artists, arts professionals, and organizations. Conducted in a supportive environment with a goal that all voices are heard, the program offers immigrant artists the opportunity to focus on their creative practice and gain support and exposure for their work while upholding their distinct cultural identities.
2021 Participants and Disciplines:
Mentee Yurima Crowley, Cross-Disciplinary (Venezuela), paired with Mentor Katie Taft, Visual (United States)
Mentee Natalie Johnson, Visual (Ukraine), paired with Mentor Tsogo Mijid, Cross-Disciplinary (Mongolia)
Mentee David Mejia, Visual (Honduras), paired with Mentor Cipriano Ortega, Cross-Disciplinary (United States)
Mentee Ayse Oz, Visual (Turkey), paired with Mentor Theresa Rozul Knowles, Literary (United States)
Mentee Sarahy Plazola, Visual (Mexico), paired with Mentor Sammy Lee, Visual (South Korea)
Mentee Laura Soto Ruvalcaba, Performing (Mexico), paired with Mentor Manuel Aragon, Literary/Cross-Disciplinary (United States)
Mentee Rosario Weston, Visual (Chile), paired with Michael Gadlin, Cross-Disciplinary (United States)
Mentor George P Perez, Visual/Multidisciplinary (Mexico/United States), cohort resource Mentor
This program is made possible with the support of Arts in Society, a collaborative grant-making program that fosters cross-sector work through the arts by supporting the integration of arts and culture into multiple disciplines critical to the health and well-being of Coloradans. Additional support has been provided by Rose Community Foundation, SCFD Denver and Adams Counties, and the Imagine 2020 Fund.
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