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January 2024

Info Session: NYSCA Stabilization Program for Small Arts Organizations

January 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online
Free

NYFA and New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) have launched a new pilot NYSCA Stabilization Program for Small Arts Organizations that is designed to help participants to identify and solve a significant concern that is impeding their growth or development. It aims to help address operational issues that often stifle organizations’ long-term planning and sustainability. The program, generously supported by New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), provides organizations with a comprehensive organizational assessment and individualized consulting support to…

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Apply: Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

January 12 @ 5:00 pm

The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies to artists in financial need who are creating in the visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, and choreography and live in the United States, the District of Columbia, a Tribal Nation, or a U.S. Territory. In Cycle 22, funds may be requested for emergencies occurring June 1, 2023 and later. Grants may be requested for expenses already paid, pending, or…

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Apply Now: 2024 Emerging Leaders Program

January 16 @ 11:59 pm

Through the support of The Willem de Kooning Foundation, NYFA is pleased to announce the seventh session of the “NYFA’s Emerging Leaders Program,” a free year-long program that provides leadership training for manager-level arts administrators. The goal of the program is to provide manager-level cultural workers with the skills and networks necessary to develop in their current positions, and to empower them to pursue future leadership roles in the non-profit arts sector. NYFA believes an investment in cultural infrastructure benefits…

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Inside Representation: Paths to Working with Dealers and Agents

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online
Free

Attaining representation is a goal for many artists and performers. While it’s seen by many as a marker of success and support, it’s often unclear how to get representation. This free panel event will focus on how to attain representation with a gallery or agent. In this panel discussion, you’ll hear directly from visual artist Jen Mazza (represented by Tibor De Nagy Gallery) and performing artist Shamel Pitts (represented by Lotus Artist Management) on their paths towards reaching this milestone.…

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Apply Now: The Recharge New Surrealist Prize

January 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Recharge New Surrealist Prize is a $7,000 award for painters who are working in the New Surrealist Style and living in the United States and/or U.S. Territories. The award, formerly known as the Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art, is administered by NYFA, with funding provided by the Gu Family of the Recharge Foundation. The New Surrealist style is an extension of the Surrealist movement, which was at its height in the 1920s. Artists working within this style…

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February 2024

Apply Now: NYSCA Stabilization Program for Small Arts Organizations

February 1 @ 5:00 pm

NYFA and New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) have launched a new pilot NYSCA Stabilization Program for Small Arts Organizations that is designed to help participants to identify and solve a significant concern that is impeding their growth or development. It aims to help address operational issues that often stifle organizations’ long-term planning and sustainability, and may provide services for 3-8 months. The program, generously supported by New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), provides organizations with a comprehensive…

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Play the Game, Minimize the Stress: Tax Workshop for ALL

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online
Free

It has come time for everyone’s favorite part of the year: tax season. Do you find the process stressful and unnecessarily confusing? We promise it’s not just you. Want someone who actually understands what it’s like to be in the arts to walk you through the basics in a clear – even visually compelling – way? This workshop will cover the fundamentals, courtesy of our partners at Brass Taxes. You’ll walk away with a concrete understanding of the things you…

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Artists and the Challenge of Using Copyrighted Material: Fair Use to the Rescue

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online
$20 – $25

Collage, documentary film, art history scholarship, arts journalism, remix, Last Week Tonight—none of it could happen without fair use. Fair use, the right to employ copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances, is widely used throughout U.S. creative practice. But how do you decide when fair use is really fair, and how risky is it, especially after the Supreme Court's Warhol decision last year? During this event, Patricia Aufderheide will explain the ordinary logic of fair use today…

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Nailing the Application: A Guide to Artist Open Calls

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online
Free

To be an artist is to constantly apply for things such as exhibitions and residencies. Many creative opportunities start with an open call. How can you ensure you’re putting your best foot forward when submitting these applications? Drawing upon the perspective of arts decision-makers who run residencies, jury exhibitions, and review project proposals, this free panel discussion will cover: -Where to find open calls for art exhibitions, residencies, and more -How to determine if an opportunity is right for you…

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Apply Now: Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants

February 23 @ 5:00 pm

This national program provides one-time grants of up to $3,000 to professional dancers in need, who are in dire financial emergency. You must demonstrate an urgent and critical need for emergency support in your application, and live in the United States, the District of Columbia, a Tribal Nation, or a U.S. Territory. The Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants program is made possible through the support of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. NYFA is accepting applications now through Friday, February 23, 5:00 PM…

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