Happening at NYFA



Conversations | On the Road with “Black Velvet – Architectures & Archetypes”

“We created a world in Black Velvet where we can both exist and thrive, and the lines between masculinity, femininity, love, color, and orientation blur.” – Shamel Pitts Shamel Pitts and Mirelle Martins are the duo behind the NYFA Fiscally Sponsored Project, Black Velvet, an international performance art tour that through dramatic and bold yet…

Conversations | Alison Cornyn’s “Incorrigibles”

“The issues of young women’s experiences in detention demand attention, and art is a way to channel that attention and express those experiences.” A box of old letters and photos purchased for $5 at a yard sale in upstate New York became Alison Cornyn’s Incorrigibles. This NYFA Fiscally Sponsored project is a book, web platform, film, exhibition, research…

Year in Review | Projects and Organizations that Impacted Our Communities in 2017

Year-End Highlights from NYFA Fiscally Sponsored Projects and Organizations. It’s been an energetic and productive year, and NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship is celebrating all of our artists who galvanized their passions into creating arts projects and organizations that spark meaningful conversations. From LGBTQ issues, cultural heritage, and social justice, our artists promote diversity and empowerment and…

Conversations | Leigh Davis’s Inquiry into the ELE

“Everyone I spoke to told me that their end-of-life experience (ELE) is one of the most meaningful experiences of their life.” – Leigh Davis Multimedia artist Leigh Davis’s newest work, Inquiry into the ELE, takes its viewers through a string of accounts of intriguing and thought-provoking end-of-life experiences (ELEs). The filmic essay, which is accompanied by…

Business of Art | Programs for Interactive Media Makers at the Tribeca Film Institute

As the world of interactive media grows, organizations like Tribeca Film Institute are expanding their support for transmedia projects. The digital age is teeming with new and immersive technologies. Creative storytellers, filmmakers, journalists, technologists, and designers around the world are experimenting with technology’s interactive power to tell their stories. They are our innovative, interactive media-makers! Interactive…