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Conversations | The Immigrant Artist Biennial (TIAB)

“To me, art has to shake things up, question the status quo, move barriers, erase genre-borders, engage the unseen, expose the unheard, and be somewhat difficult.” – Katya Grokhovsky Artist, curator, and Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program participant Katya Grokhovsky envisioned an inclusive space for contemporary artists of all nationalities based in the U.S. and made it a…

Conversations | Ruth Dusseault’s “Ecotopia”

The multidisciplinary artist considers millennials who live off the grid, but with technology, in exploratory documentary project. Beginning in 2012, still in the wake of the economic collapse, multidisciplinary artist Ruth Dusseault began to record a radical segment of Generation Y that had walked away from consumer culture in an attempt to live “outside” of…

Conversations | Carlen May-Mann’s “The Rat” Goes to the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

“It was important to me to take the film out of the darkness, and to explore spaces where, although the colors are bright and people are laughing, the horror from the house still lingers.” “It’s Halloween night, and Renee is madly in love with Jim…”–that’s the premise for the new short horror film, The Rat,…

Conversations | Ecological Artist Xavier Cortada’s “90N” Project Celebrates 10 Years

“I [make art] to create empathy, grow understanding, and to diminish the distance between human inhabitants and the planet.”  A decade ago, artist Xavier Cortada traveled on an icebreaker to the Geographic North Pole to “reclaim” nature and create performative statements on climate change and the Earth’s rising sea levels. Culminating in “90N,” a NYFA Fiscally Sponsored…

Business of Art | Music Licensing for Documentary Films

Create the perfect atmosphere with music. Music can have an enormous influence on the mood and impact of your film, but you need to remember that virtually every piece of included music, no matter how long it is played, will need to be licensed and paid for. During a workshop that took place at The…