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April 2021

“Artists Resources” Brown Bag Lunch

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online
Free

Earlville Opera House and Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts have partnered with New York State Council on the Arts and NYFA to present a free virtual seminar on artist resources including grant and residency opportunities, with a Q&A to follow. All are welcome to join, a Zoom link will be provided when you register by emailing [email protected]

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May 2021

Three Cases Every Artist Should Know….and Update Workshop

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online
Free

This webinar will give visual artists an introduction to these basic artists’ rights in plain English—no legalese. In this webinar, you will get an introduction to three important areas of the law that govern visual art: • The first case will introduce you to the basics of Copyright Law by discussing a lawsuit in which a photographer successfully sued various news outlets for using his photographs without payment or attribution. •The second case will introduce the basics of Fair Use—when…

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NYFA at 50: A Celebratory Look Forward

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online
Free

NYFA is holding a virtual benefit gala to mark its milestone 50th anniversary on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT and all are invited! The event will be hosted by Grace Angela Henry and will feature prominent artists including Jennifer Egan, Derek Fordjour, A.M. Homes, Jennifer Karady, Eunbi Kim, Min Jin Lee, Ricardo Maldonado, Mira Nair, Lynn Nottage, Wendy Perron, Dread Scott, Jen Silverman, Elizabeth Streb, Swoon, Julie Taymor, Carmelita Tropicana, and Luis Valderas. "NYFA…

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“S H I F T I N G   S A N D S” Group Exhibition

May 14 - June 10
ChaShaMa’s 340 E. 64th Street Gallery, 340 E. 64th Street
New York, NY 10065 United States
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Free

"S H I F T I N G S A N D S" is a group exhibition showcasing the creative breadth of 20 artists from NYFA’s 2020 Immigrant Artist Program. Each of these artists has crossed physical borders, leaving one part of the world for another - in doing so, holding space for various identities and shifting realities. From this common experience emerges unique perspectives on identity, belonging, home, memory, hope and resilience. The exhibition, presented through ChaShaMa, is curated…

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It’s Done, Now What? Short Doc Distribution 101

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online
$15 – $20

Since 2017, IF/Then Shorts has supported more than 50 films from around the globe with funding, extensive mentorship, and a strong emphasis on multi-platform distribution. Supervising Producer Caitlin Mae Burke will discuss the initiative’s commitment to broaden distribution opportunities for short documentaries, even during the pandemic. Using case studies of IF/Then alumni, she will discuss distribution trajectories, challenges, and triumphs of short documentary films. If you have a short documentary, are making one now, or thinking of making one, this…

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Parenting and Artmaking during the Pandemic

May 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
Free

"Parenting and Artmaking during the Pandemic" will explore the invisible labour of artists and parents during the pandemic. In a panel moderated by Syrus Marcus Ware, dancers Merey Ismailova and Angel Kaba will reflect on creating and performing from home while caring for family, and how they've adapted. Please click here for details and to RSVP. This event will have ASL interpretation and is presented by Toronto Arts Foundation's Neighbourhood Arts Network in partnership with NYFA's Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program.…

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June 2021

Online Panel Discussion | “Artists in Uncertain Times”

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online
$50

Our 50 Year Anniversary Talk series continues with "Artists in Uncertain Times," a discussion between Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Gregory Pardlo (Fellow in Poetry '05), author and critic Luc Sante, and actress Kathleen Chalfant moderated by short story writer Saïd Sayrafiezadeh (NYFA Board; Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting '96, '06 and Fiction '10). The panel will explore the role of the artist in shaping—and responding to—social and political challenges in America and the world. This exclusive content is available to donors of $50…

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Using Images of Others in Your Creative Work Workshop

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online
Free

There are so-called “rights of privacy” and a “right of publicity” which may govern the “commercial” use of images of people, including celebrities, in your work. A new law is about to become effective in New York State, which for the first time establishes a right of publicity for certain deceased individuals, prohibits the use of digital replicas of certain deceased performers, and also restricts the distribution of “deepfakes” of nonconsenting individuals. Learn the basics of these laws and of…

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July 2021

Pro Bono Legal Clinic

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online
Free

This legal clinic offers one-on-one 30-minute legal sessions on various art-related issues. The attorneys will be available to advise on topics including intellectual property, licensing, collaboration, nonprofits, and contracts. To qualify for a pro bono legal consultation, you or your organization must provide your most recent tax return, demonstrating that you are: • An individual with an adjusted gross income of less than $35,000 • An individual with dependents and an adjusted gross income of less than $45,000 • Married,…

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Webinar | Performing Outdoors: How to Bring Your Art to Parks, Plazas, and Streets

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online
Free

This webinar (free with RSVP!) is designed to support individual artists and event producers in New York City looking to create and perform outdoors. Accessible from anywhere you have internet access, the presentation will provide insights into the opportunities and challenges when performing outdoors. By the end of the webinar, you will understand the various types of city event permits, consider strategies for what to do in adverse weather situations, and hear ideas for how to manage technical production on…

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