Tag: social practice



Conversations | Rica Takashima and Christine Yearwood’s “One Stop Family Pop Up”

The Fiscally Sponsored project celebrates maternal health at public events throughout New York City. Visual artist Rica Takashima and Christine Yearwood, UP-STAND CEO/Founder, have teamed up to bring awareness to the maternal experience through their One Stop Family Pop Up, which is Fiscally Sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). A social practice arts project, the mobile…

Announcing | Participants in the 2018 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Social Practice

Meet our newest cohort of immigrant artists working with socially engaged art. Through the support of The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce the participants in the 2018 NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Social Practice.  This program offers professional development resources for immigrant and first generation…

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…

Artist News | Immigrant Artists Collective at “Boogie on the Boulevard”

Join six former participants of NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Social Practice on September 10 Immigrant Artists is a collective of six immigrant artists, working in different disciplines in New York City. The project is a response to the current political climate and the increase in negative attitudes towards immigrants.  The collective’s goal is to…

IAP Interview: Monika Wührer, Artist and Director of Open Source Gallery

“All my projects are long term. I do not believe in quick fixes.” Monika Wührer has built an extraordinary community in Brooklyn around Open Source Gallery, from her signature Soup Kitchen taking place every evening in December to poetry readings, international exhibitions, children’s workshops outdoors and in schools, and the Soap Box Derby. Known for her resourcefulness,…