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November 2020

Archives and Documentary Storytelling

November 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online
$15 – $20

Archival footage and photos can be powerful elements in telling historical and present-day stories. But archives can also lead to budget and rights issues that are important to anticipate as you craft your film. This presentation by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Peter Miller will cover practical issues of using archival materials in non-fiction filmmaking, including researching, duplicating, cataloging, and securing rights to images from a wide range of sources. We’ll also cover aesthetic and creative issues of interweaving historical…

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Panel: Food Justice and Diverse Farming Ecosystem (English & Spanish)

November 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online
Free

Join KODA and NYFA for an online panel discussion led by Jungwon Kim of the Rainforest Alliance, with farmer and community activist Karen Washington and artist Lina Puerta. Puerta is currently in residency at KODA and a former NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow. The event will highlight the importance of community, living in greater harmony with the cycles of nature, and how we can adapt our way of life to be more sustainable. The participants will be invited to reflect upon how…

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December 2020

Virtual Art Salon

December 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online
Free

Join NYFA's Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program (IAP) for our first Virtual Art Salon, with presentations from IAP nationwide alumni and artists from a variety of disciplines. Featuring Adishetu Oyibo, Juan C. Escobedo, Tanika I. Williams, Han Qin, Kiana Honarmand, and Fernando Vieira, this event is created and produced by artists and IAP alum Rupy C. Tut and Jason Wyman. Please RSVP to attend here via Eventbrite.

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Webinar | The Role of the Board of Directors in Fundraising

December 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online
$25

This webinar is for small nonprofit leaders and fundraisers who would like to increase the engagement of their Board of Directors with fundraising or for those who are, or will be, working with volunteers. In the webinar, you will learn why it is important to engage board members in fundraising, and how to make fundraising less intimidating and manageable for your Board of Directors. It will be taught by Katherine Delaney, Development Director at NYFA, and is offered as part…

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Doing the Work: Writers Coming Together in Times of Crisis

December 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online
Free

What does it mean for literary artists to “do the work?” Writing is primarily an individual effort, but many of our most celebrated writers across all genres have also become known for their guidance of other writers along with their general contributions to fostering a sense of literary community. Many have called this “the work” outside of the solo writing process itself. Join the NYFA and PEN America for a panel discussion with Ariana Brown, Francisco Gutierrez, and Marwa Helal,…

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Interactive Workshop | The Role of the Board of Directors in Fundraising

December 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online
$50

This interactive workshop is designed for arts professionals and small nonprofit leaders and fundraisers. In order to provide personalized feedback, interactive workshops will be capped at 25 participants; those registering for an interactive workshop must first take the December 3 webinar on this topic ($75 total). The interactive workshop will allow you to explore the topic of Board engagement in-depth, and will give you practical tools and strategies you can bring back to use with your Board of Directors and…

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NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship Info Session at Brooklyn Public Library

December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Join a NYFA Programs Director to explore, through this Brooklyn Public Library virtual program, NYFA's Fiscal Sponsorship program. NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship supports artists across disciplines by providing resources to help them develop creative projects, build organizations, and craft sustainable careers. NYFA understands how important fundraising is to the growth of your career, and this program helps you flourish. Please note that you must register for this event here; registration is open up until one hour before this program starts. You…

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NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Information Session: Taking A Closer Look at the 2021 Disciplines

December 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online
Free

Join NYFA's Grants team as they review the 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship disciplines in depth and answer any individual questions you may have. Applications for the $7,000 unrestricted cash grant are currently open, and will close on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM. The 2021 Fellowship disciplines are Fiction, Folk/Traditional Arts, Interdisciplinary Work, Painting, and Video/Film. If you’re interested in applying for a Fellowship and want to learn more, we encourage you to attend this information session. A Zoom…

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January 2021

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Information Session: Crafting Your Written Statements

January 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
Free

Join NYFA's Grants team as they review the Written Statements component of the 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship application in depth and answer any individual questions you may have. Applications for the $7,000 unrestricted cash grant are currently open, and will close on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM. The 2021 Fellowship disciplines are Fiction, Folk/Traditional Arts, Interdisciplinary Work, Painting, and Video/Film. If you’re interested in applying for a Fellowship and want to learn more, we encourage you to attend…

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Fundamentals of Effective Individual Giving

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online
$15 – $20

Attracting and managing contributions from individual donors is vital for every artist raising support for their next project. This fundraising workshop will introduce the basics of individual giving, providing you with the tools needed to manage your own appeals and fundraise more effectively. We will examine basic steps you can take to help drive donations, increase donor loyalty, and shift your fundraising from reactive to proactive. This workshop is presented by Katherine Delaney, CFRE, Director of Development, NYFA, and Kimberly…

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