Immigrant Artist Insights and Opportunities

Are you currently receiving our free Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program Newsletter? Highlights from this month’s issue include:

·         A featured interview with curator Julian A. Jimarez Howard and organizers Sophia Chizuco and Liene Bosquê of Archimedes’ Bathtub, an exhibition (opening Saturday, August 8) that features participants from NYFA’s 2014 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. They discuss the many roles they play and the steps they took to bring their collective vision to life.

·         Twenty-three artist opportunities coming up, including free registration for 10th Annual Latin American Cultural Week (#LACW15); fall grant deadlines for Queens Council on the Arts, Brooklyn Council on the Arts, and Bronx Council on the ArtsLight City Baltimore Open Call for illuminated objects and performances; yearlong LEIMAY Fellowship including professional development and studio time for dancers, choreographers, directors, interdisciplinary artists, and body-workers; plus Unlocked and Reimagined, an invitation to artists from 2015 IAP Mentor Carlos Martinez to reimagine the Leverich Family Burial Ground, an abandoned 17th-century cemetery historical site in Jackson Heights, Queens. 

·         A guide to upcoming cultural events like: FolkColombia Música y Danza (Saturday, August 1) and Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (Saturday, August 8 & Sunday, August 9), both in Flushing Meadows Corona Park; Heritage Sunday (August 2) at Lincoln Center; and AFROPUNK FEST in Commodore Barry Park (Saturday, August 22 & Sunday, August 23).

·         Spotlight on artist Zahra Banyamerian, interviewed by Natasha Zeta, IAP Intern, about her art and recent experience at the Student League of New York’s residency in Sparkill, NY.

·         And more …

Don’t miss the Con Edison IAP Newsletter next month; sign up for free here. Find out more about NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Program (IAP).

Image: Sophia Chizuco (IAP ‘14), detail from Elemental installation, 2013.

Amy Aronoff
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