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Conversations | Curtis Caesar John’s Micro-cinema, The Luminal Theater

“…the key for me was how we always huddled around the TV to watch Black faces, and how seeing people like us on television always gave me a stronger connection to the world."  Visionary, cinephile, and Brooklyn-native, Curtis John founded The Luminal Theater in 2015. The project is an intimate micro-cinema dedicated to preserving the…

Conversations | Director Carolyn Jones on “Defining Hope”

“If we focus on the fact that we have a limited amount of time here, could we make better choices? Could we cherish one another more?” – Carolyn Jones, Fiscally Sponsored filmmaker Carolyn Jones is a filmmaker and photographer who gracefully documents intimate stories highlighting the power of courage and human dignity. Utilizing the transformative…

Erin Joyce’s “My Country Tis of Thy People, You’re Dying”

“I very much view the work that I do as a curator as activism. With a background in contemporary Indigenous North American art, I tackle political and social issues that face Native America.”  Independent curator Erin Joyce’s new exhibition and NYFA fiscally sponsored project My Country Tis of Thy People, You’re Dying features thought-provoking works…

Fiscal Sponsorship / Fellows at 30: Karen Marshall

“For me it’s always about process: developing projects, establishing vision, and moving from intent to edit…making art is a conversation with yourself, otherwise you’re going to get bored!” New York photographer Karen Marshall (Fellow in Photography ‘90) documents social issues. By focusing on the psychological lives of her subjects, she has worked on a series of…

Fiscal Sponsorship Grit II: Work in Progress Highlights

“I like to tell stories about communities that lack meaningful structures of support.  I feel compelled to tell stories that strike me on a human level.” – Flavio Alves, Project Director, The Garden Left Behind Immigration and assimilation in the United States are timely themes addressed in Ragtime on Ellis Island and The Garden Left Behind…