Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program Newsletter, Issue No. 1
Signe Baumane (2007 Mentor), still from Birth, animation 12 min, 2009
Dear Immigrant Artists and Community,
We are kicking off the New Year with an exciting lineup of new programming and updates at the NYFA Immigrant Artist Project (IAP). We welcome your continued involvement as the project evolves. Here’s what’s in store for 2010:
- First, we are delighted to announce the 2010 cycle of the Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists. This year we have matched 16 mentors with 16 mentees in the disciplines of Film, Literature, Dance, Digital Arts, Video, Photography, Painting, Drawing & Printmaking, and Sculpture & Installation. Visit the Mentoring Program page to learn more.
- Starting with the next newsletter, we will be adding a Featured Organization section. Similar to the Featured Artist section, each section will feature an arts and/or immigrant services organization. This new effort goes hand in hand with our heightened dedication to community outreach aimed at building relationships between NYFA and community-based organizations with large immigrant constituencies.
- We are bringing back our Cultural Community Workshops series this spring, beginning in March and running through June of 2010. The series will focus on a number of practical topics and important issues for immigrant artists. We will be posting upcoming workshops in this newsletter and on the IAP Announcements page.
- We will be updating the Immigrant Artist Project pages on the NYFA website. New features will include an updated listing of Resources for Immigrant Artists in conjunction with NYFA Source, an expanded Mentoring Program alumni page with information on current and past participants, and new multimedia content that will make our in-house programming accessible to a much larger audience.
Happy New Year!
Immigrant Artist Project
New York Foundation for the Arts