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Conversations | Meet the Organizers of IAP San Antonio, “Admitted: USA” Exhibition

“The idea to submit an artistic proposal to the Centro de Artes Open Call first came up during the potluck hosted by Ricky Armendariz, where everyone got a chance to connect and share their thoughts and experiences.” – Kim Bishop Admitted: USA is an exhibition by the first cohort of participants in NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring…

Conversations | Gisela Insuaste

“Support for local artists and makers brings people together to create change.” For Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Oakland consultant Gisela Insuaste, all experiences can inform her practice, from a bike ride in the hills to a leisurely walk along a lake or a plane ride across the ocean. Born and raised in New York City by…

Conversations | Ambika Samarthya-Howard

“Without seeing yourself and your stories reflected around you, you do not find the freedom to pursue your true identity and calling.” Born in India and raised in the United States, Ambika Samarthya-Howard is an artist, film producer, and also a mentor in our Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Performing and Literary Arts and Head of…

Conversations | Techung

“Immigrant artists naturally face more challenges but they should never give up on their art and instead work toward finding possibilities.” Techung is a Tibetan folk and freedom singer/songwriter/performer living in exile and a recipient of a 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Folk/Traditional Arts. Last year, he was a guest speaker at the NYSCA/NYFA Artist…