Call for Applications: Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program 2016

Call for Applications: Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program 2016

“NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Program was almost like a big bang in meeting kin people and seeing new art.” Eva Davidova (IAP ‘15)

New York Foundation for the Art (NYFA)’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program pairs immigrant artists working in all disciplines with artist mentors who provide one-on-one support for their mentee, guiding them to achieve specific goals and providing them with broader access to the New York cultural world through an exchange of ideas, resources and experiences.  

Additionally, the Mentoring Program aims to foster a community, providing opportunities to connect with other immigrant artists through group meetings, peer learning, and informal gatherings that include alumni from 2007 to the present.  Through access to other artists, arts professionals, and organizations, the program offers immigrant artists the opportunity to focus on their creative practice, gain support and exposure for their work, while upholding their distinct identities.

Click here to apply.

This is a competitive program open to artists from all disciplines (performing, literary, visual, multi-disciplinary, folk and traditional arts) and provided free of charge to accepted participants. Program runs June – September and includes a follow-up meeting in October 2016.

Deadline: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Program Meetings:
Introductions: Wednesday, June 8, 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Meet the Mentors: Tuesday, June 21, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Alumni Mixer: Tuesday, July 12, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Check-In: Tuesday, July 26, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Check-In: Tuesday, September 6, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Final Celebration: Tuesday, September 20, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Follow Up: Tuesday, October 11, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Attendance is mandatory to all sessions, so please check your calendar before applying.

– Live within the New York City Metropolitan area. (Within commuting distance of New York City)
– Were born outside of the United States. (Those born in United States territories i.e. Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, may apply) 
– Have been pursuing a career as an artist within the range of 1-10 years in the United States.
– Are NOT currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program.

For more detailed guidelines and to apply, click here.

*First-time users will need to register with Submittable to access the application portal.

Notification: By May 31, 2016

Questions? Contact: IAP Team at [email protected]

This program is made possible with the support of Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation.

Find out more about the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program by clicking here.

Image credit: Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, 2015. Photo: Natasha Zeta.

Amy Aronoff
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