Tag: iap



Conversations | Cândida Borges

The IAP mentor and former mentee shares her six considerations for immigrant artists in New York City. Cândida Borges is a Brazilian musician, transmedia artist, educator, composer, researcher, and IAP participant based in New York City. Her latest work, the Transeuntis Mundi Project, includes a virtual reality installation and sound and image works on the theme of human migration…

Know Your Rights Sanctuary Training Essentials

Learn basic tips on how to help provide sanctuary and support to immigrant and refugee artists and colleagues. NYFA recently held a two-hour Know Your Rights Sanctuary Training with Ravi Ragbir, director of the New Sanctuary Coalition; Abou Farman, from Art Space Sanctuary; and Geoff Kagan-Trenchard, Esq. from Anti-Violence Project. We’re distilling some of the…

Conversations | The Immigrant Artist Biennial (TIAB)

“To me, art has to shake things up, question the status quo, move barriers, erase genre-borders, engage the unseen, expose the unheard, and be somewhat difficult.” – Katya Grokhovsky Artist, curator, and Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program participant Katya Grokhovsky envisioned an inclusive space for contemporary artists of all nationalities based in the U.S. and made it a…

Conversations | Advice for Immigrant Poets from Toluwanimi Oluwafunmilayo Obiwole

“The more I told my story, the more it resonated with people: other immigrants and other people of color started reaching out to me because their story was similar to mine.” This October, the Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) Preconference in Denver brought extraordinary immigrant artists together, including Toluwanimi Oluwafunmilayo Obiwole, a Nigerian-born, Colorado-raised poet,…

Apply Now | Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists 2020

The deadline to apply to this competitive NYC-based program is Monday, December 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM (EST). Are you an immigrant artist working in the visual or multidisciplinary arts? Are you within commuting distance to the Tri-State Metropolitan area? If yes, consider joining The New York Foundation for the Arts’ (NYFA) growing immigrant artist community…