Event | How to Locate Creative Opportunities Workshop in Spanish in Two Parts

Event | How to Locate Creative Opportunities Workshop in Spanish in Two Parts

Strengthen your confidence in accessing the right resources to develop your arts career on May 1 and May 8.

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These two workshops will be presented in Spanish and are designed to help you efficiently find and activate creative opportunities such as artistic residencies, scholarships, incubators, awards, and programs that provide time, space, and support to develop your creative practices and career. The events will provide you with step-by-step actions and best practices, and will be led by Sebastien Sanz de Santamaría, co-founder of Rivet. 

The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 1, and will be devoted to sharing success stories and experiences from a professional artist’s perspective. Artist Gabriela Galvan will be co-presenting this session. The second workshop will take place on Tuesday, May 8, and will focus on finding opportunities, whether via the Internet, in your communities, or through informal networks. Art administrator Joanna E. Castro will be co-presenting this session. An opportunity for Q&A will be provided. Artists may register for one or both of these free workshops, details below.

Title: How to Locate Creative Opportunities Workshop in Spanish (Part 1) 
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: New York Foundation for Arts, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: Free; RSVP required

Title: How to Locate Creative Opportunities Workshop in Spanish (Part 2)
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: New York Foundation for Arts, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: Free; RSVP required

Event Accessibility:

New York Foundation for the Arts is committed to making events held at the NYFA office at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn accessible. If you are mobility-impaired and need help getting to NYFA’s office for events held on premises, we are pleased to offer complimentary car service from the wheelchair accessible Jay Street-MetroTech subway station, courtesy of transportation sponsor Legends Car Service. Please email Alicia [email protected] or call 212-366-6900 ext. 219 between 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM at least three business days in advance of the event to coordinate. The elevator access point for pickup is at 370 Jay Street, on the NE corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets.

Presenters’ Bios:

Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria
Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria is a co-founder of Rivet, a new information platform dedicated to facilitating creative opportunities. Sanz de Santamaria has a decade of experience in the visual arts sector in New York City. In 2009, he co-founded Residency Unlimited, a residency program for visual artists based in Brooklyn, supporting the practices of more than 300 individuals from more than 40 countries across the globe.

Gabriela Galván
Gabriela Galván is an artist and art educator from Mexico City who is based in New York. Her work centers on creating situations that facilitate collective and individual experiences in exploring the concept of transformation. She works across disciplines—installation, public art, sculpture, video, drawing, design, and performance with multicultural communities, including the public project Aquatic Random, at Staten Island Ferry Terminal, New York. She’s exhibited in venues including Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía (Spain), Zacheta National Gallery (Poland), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Germany), and in her native Mexico at Museo Tamayo, Museo de Arte Moderno, and Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico (in collaboration with the Centre George Pompidou), among others. She was artist-in-residence at Fundacion Casa Wabi (Mexico), OMI International Arts Center (New York), and the International Studio & Curatorial Program of New York. Galván Has received grants from the Fundacion Jumex Arte Contemporáneo and the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) in the Programa de Residencias Artísticas and the Programa Jóvenes Creadores in Mexico. 

Joanna E. Castro
Joanna E. Castro was born in New York City to a Venezuelan dad and an Irish-American mom, grew-up fully bilingual in Caracas (Venezuela) and Washington, D.C. She has a B.A. in Spanish & International Studies from Dickinson College. She lived and worked in Spain for seven years, and received her M.A. in Arts & Cultural Management from the Universidad Carlos III (Madrid). Joanna has been selected to leadership institutes offered by the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, and the Hispanic Federation. Currently, she is the Executive Director at the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), an arts service organization that promotes, cultivates and supports artists and arts organizations in northern Manhattan.

This workshop is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) in partnership with the City Council. NYFA is grateful to Council Member Stephen Levin for his support.

This program is presented by NYFA Learning, which includes professional development for artists and arts administrators. Sign up for NYFA’s free bi-weekly newsletter to receive updates on future programs, and the free Con Edison IAP Newsletter, which features upcoming opportunities and events of particular interest to immigrant artists.

Image: NYFA Artist Bootcamp at RISD; Photo: Kevin Jankowski, courtesy of RISD Career Center.

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