Events: Multidisciplinary Distance Consultations for New York State Artists

Events: Multidisciplinary Distance Consultations for New York State Artists

A special opportunity for NYS artists living outside NYC

Date: Monday, March 3–Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Appointments available from: 10am- 4pm

NYFA is pleased to announce a special session of Distance Consultations for performing, literary, visual and interdisciplinary artists. The Distance Consultation program provides Skype-based support for international and national artists who are unable to attend our popular Doctor’s Hours program, held at NYFA’s Brooklyn offices.

This special session of Distance Consultations is available to artists working in NY State who live outside of the five boroughs of New York City. These appointments will provide you with practical feedback and direction on work samples, an artist or mission statement, website, or outreach strategy.

This is the first multidisciplinary installment of Distance Consultations, and is being presented in collaboration with The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, Community Arts Partnership, Chenango Arts Council, and Cattaraugus County Arts Council; it is made possible with the generous support of Golden Artist Colors Inc. For more information — and to register — please visit or contact our outreach partners. Appointments cost $25 for 30 minutes, and sessions will take place via Skype between 10am–4pm.

PROGRAM FEE: $25 for a 30-minute consultation. Participants are limited to one consultant each.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Click here for the link to registration* 

*Please note: When signing up, you will need to make a login account for your first registration.

Consultant Bios and Available Dates

Monday, March 3, 2014

Diane Wondisford, Producing Director of Music-Theatre Group Music-Theatre Group (Brooklyn (Dumbo), NY) is a pioneering nonprofit company specializing in the commissioning, development, and production of new works of music theater. Career highlights include: Martha Clarke and Richard Peaslee’s Garden of Earthly Delights and Vienna:Lusthaus; Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal’s Juan Darien, nominated for 5 Tonys including Best Musical; Eve Ensler’s Extraordinary Measures; Diedre Murray and Cornelius Eady’s Running Man, finalist for the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, directed by Diane Paulus; Tan Dun and Paul Griffith’s Marco Polo, winner of the Grawemeyer Award, directed by Martha Clarke; Douglas Cuomo’s Arjuna’s Dilemma, directed by Robin Guarino; Nico Muhly and Stephen Karam’s Dark Sisters, directed by Rebecca Taichman. During her tenure at MTG, Ms. Wondisford has overseen international touring to 14 countries. She has served as an officer and member of the Boards of Directors of The American Arts Alliance, Opera America, and the Alliance of Resident Theatres/NY, and as a chair and panelist for the Opera/Musical Theater and Theater programs of the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, respectively. She was the architect and co-director for the New School’s School of Drama’s Summer Music Theater Immersion Experience, an immersive program for aspiring undergraduate and graduate performers taught by a faculty of acclaimed Broadway directors, choreographers, performers, and voice teachers who provided individual instruction, taught acting and dance class, and conducted a series of master classes. Currently, Diane serves on the Board of Corona Youth Music Project (Nucleo Corona), part of the El Sistemo global movement of music for social change located in Corona (Queens, NY). She is the programming consultant for the New York Public Library’s Dorot Jewish Division.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

James Yeh, Writer and Founding Editor of the literary and arts magazine Gigantic.

James was born in 1982 in Anderson, S.C. He is a founding editor of the literary and arts magazine Gigantic. His stories have appeared in NOON, BOMB Magazine, Tin House, Tank Magazine, VICE, Fence, PEN America, the anthology 30 Under 30, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011, and elsewhere. His essays, interviews, and other writing have appeared in VICE, The Organist, The Rumpus, The Morning News, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Columbia University, from where he graduated in 2009 with an MFA in fiction. In 2011, he was named a Center for Fiction New York City Emerging Writers Fellow. He lives in Brooklyn, where he is at work on a novel. He can be found online at or on Twitter.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Andrew Bourne, Associate Editor of Cabinet and Online Literature Editor of BOMB

Andrew works for two Brooklyn-based arts and culture magazines: He is associate editor of Cabinet and online literature editor of BOMB. He has taught fiction and poetry at Brown University, and continues to work closely with writers from many different disciplines. 

This program is made possible with the generous support of Golden Artist Colors, Inc.


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