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Conversations | Wo Chan a.k.a Pearl Harbor

“What does it mean to center artists and the arts as a community resource? I think this is important and ever-evolving work.” In the spirit of Asian and Pacific Island American Heritage Month in May and LGBTQ Pride Month in June, we spoke with NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow Wo Chan (Poetry ’17) about cultivating kinship with…

Conversations | Desirée Alvarez

“I think it’s an opportune moment to be reading, since we need escape and uplift right now. Sharing poetry and other writing online, whether by recording, video, or in print will find an eager audience.” Three-time NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow Desirée Alvarez (Printmaking/Drawings/Artist Books ’97, ’03 and Poetry ’11) talked to NYFA Learning about the challenges of…

Conversations |  Kyle Lopez

“You owe it to yourself to entrust your art to those who will advocate for it above and beyond an initial acceptance or feature.“ We are excited to interview Kyle Lopez, a Cuban-American poet who just joined New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) as the REDC Fellow, NYFA Learning. Lopez is also a graduate…

Conversations | Meklit Hadero

“So many people are hungry for ways to support the vision of a deeply diverse and inclusive nation. You are part of that. Sing it out!” Meklit Hadero is an Ethiopian-American singer, songwriter, composer, and cultural activist making music that sways between cultures and continents. Her innovative take on Ethio-Jazz has taken her around the…

Conversations | Zahra Banyamerian

“I want to fight the idea of the starving artist, as I believe no one should wait to be established or recognized to have a living wage.“ Zahra Banyamerian, Program Associate at NYFA Learning, is a curator from Iran who pursues independent curatorial projects in non-traditional venues. In addition to her experience as an arts…