Category: Business of Art



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Conversations | Dread Scott on How He Charted His Own Path in the Art World

“I don’t have a dealer, but this work is influential, it’s important. I’m mostly concerned with having the art be something that influences and is part of dialogue.” – NYFA Board Member Dread Scott NYFA Board Member Dread Scott (Fellow in Sculpture ’01, Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ’05, Interdisciplinary Work ’12) makes revolutionary art to propel…

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The Essentials: 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

The NYFA Grants team reviews the application process so you can make the most of this year’s award cycle. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $7,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein. This grant is awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a…

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The Advantages of Living in Smaller, Nimbler Cities

There is opportunity—and community—in cities that aren’t New York or Los Angeles. Hear how writer, editor, performer, and visual artist Karl Jones is realizing his creative visions in Tulsa, OK through the Tulsa Artist Fellowship. Karl Jones makes performance and visual work while writing and editing children’s literature for Penguin Random House. Originally from Tulsa,…

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Business of Art | 10 Steps to Protect Your Narrative as a Black Artist

“We must end the cycle of compromising our identities to participate in wealth production.” — Amani Olu Amani Olu, Founder and CEO of marketing agency Olu & Company, is, as stated in The Art Newspaper, an “art world multitasker.” This description is not an exaggeration. Olu is also the co-founder of Detroit Art Week, founder…