Tag: immigrant artist program



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,…

Conversations | Managing Your Practice as an Immigrant Artist with Claudia Sohrens

The German artist, NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow, and IAP Mentor shared actionable steps for making the most out of your career. We’re interviewing German artist Claudia Sohrens in honor of October’s German-American Heritage Month. Sohrens is also a researcher, archivist, producer, and circulator. Her work is featured in private collections and has been presented in numerous group…