Announcing! 2024 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Visual and Multidisciplinary Arts Participants
Program mentees’ home countries and regions include Argentina, Ecuador, Grenada, Hong Kong, Iran, Mexico, and Syria.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce the participants in the 2024 NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Visual and Multidisciplinary Arts, presented in collaboration with New York cultural partners New York Live Arts, Bronx Council on the Arts, Asian American Arts Alliance, Flushing Town Hall, Haiti Cultural Exchange, International Center of Photography, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, ProjectArt, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, and Staten Island Arts.
The newest cohort of our Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program brings together 20 artists from 15 countries and regions.
With thanks to our partner New York Live Arts and curators Yanira Castro (Fellow in Choreography ‘16) , Martita Abril (IAP Alumna), and Zahra Banyamerian, for the fourth year running, mentees will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in In/Between, on view from March 6 to March 31 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 U.S. 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!
2024 Participants and Disciplines:
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