Immigrant Artist Program (IAP)

Through the Immigrant Artist Program (IAP), New York Foundation for the Arts is building and serving a community of artists with diverse backgrounds who share the experience of immigration.

We connect artists with services and resources to foster their creative careers, gain support and exposure for their work, and integrate into the cultural world of New York and beyond while upholding their distinct identities.


IAP consists of three components:

The Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program

The program pairs emerging foreign-born artists with artists who have received a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship and/or past participants of the program. The mentors interact with their mentees one-on-one, guiding them to achieve specific goals and providing them with broader access to urban cultural centers through an exchange of ideas, resources, and experiences.

Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program (IAP) Newsletter

The free Con Edison IAP Newsletter is sent out via email, with cover features posted online (browse the archive). The newsletter lists upcoming opportunities and events — of particular interest to immigrant artists but open to all — as well as profiles of an artist or arts/immigrant services organization.

Subscribe to the IAP Newsletter

Immigrant Artist Resource Center

The Immigrant Artist Resource Center serves as a starting point, introducing immigrant artists to some of the resources available to them in New York and beyond. Artists: read, explore the links, and see where they take you!


The Immigrant Artist Program is made possible by the generous support of Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, The New York Community Trust, The Vilcek Foundation, Deutsche Bank, and Con Edison.


Email: [email protected].

Image: Matthew Cusick (Fellow in Painting ’06), Course of Empire (Mixmaster 1), 2003