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Established in 1971 as an independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower emerging artists and arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional/organizational development. In 2009, we extended our programs and services throughout the United States and the international community.

Through the support of the Ford Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce the second-year Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Detroit, presented in collaboration with Detroit local partners.

The program’s goal is to foster a local community of artists sharing the immigrant experience and provide resources through entrepreneurial training, access to other artists, arts professionals, and organizations. Conducted in an inclusive, safe-space, the program offers immigrant artists the opportunity to focus on their creative practice, gain support and exposure for their work, while upholding their distinct cultural identities.

The program combines two of NYFA’s professional development programs, the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in which NYFA provides access to artist mentors, art professionals via panels and workshops, with NYFA’s Artist As Entrepreneur that provide artists with the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts. Featured topics will include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising.

In collaboration with Detroit-based partners, the program will have two weekend entrepreneurial boot camps, one-on-one mentoring, an informal gathering between weekends, and an individual consultation with an arts professional.

This is a competitive program open to artists from all disciplines (performing, literary, visual, multi-disciplinary, video/film, folk and traditional arts) based in Detroit, MI and provided free of charge to accepted participants. Program will run from December 2018 to March 2019, and will bring together Detroit artists to nurture a productive environment for collaboration. 

Deadline: Sunday, October 21, 2018 11:59 PM EST

Mandatory Sessions:

First Weekend Boot Camp Workshop:

Saturday, December 1, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, December 2, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mid-program Check-in: Thursday, January 17, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Second Weekend Boot Camp Workshop:

Saturday, March 2, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, March 3, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Topics to be featured include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. Additional material will be drawn from NYFA’s popular textbook The Profitable Artist, Second Edition (Allworth Press, 2018).

*Attendance is mandatory to all sessions, so please check your calendar before applying.

** Detroit based partners will host meetings.

Eligibility:

- Live within the Detroit area. (Within commuting distance of Detroit)**

- Either you and your parents were born outside of the United States. (This includes the United States territories i.e. Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands) 

- Refugees are welcome to apply

- Are NOT currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program***

Guidelines:

For the application we ask you to provide:

  • Your long terms goals and why you are interested in applying to this program
  • A narrative bio of your professional career
  • A link to your website or online presence
  • Work samples

**Priority will be given to artists living and working in Detroit; however, the program is open to artists in Michigan within commuting distance of Detroit.

*** Students who will graduate before the program starts are welcome to apply.

Notification: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Questions? Contact: Learning Team at Learning@nyfa.org and include “Detroit” in the subject line.


Thanks to our cultural partners in Detroit:
Creative Many 

Arab American National Museum

Global Detroit

This program is made possible with the support of the Ford Foundation.

Through the support of the Ford Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce the second-year of Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: San Antonio, presented in collaboration with San Antonio local partners.   

The program’s goal, within an inclusive safe space, is to foster a local community of artists sharing the immigrant experience and provide resources through entrepreneurial training, access to other artists, arts professionals, and organizations. The program offers immigrant artists the opportunity to focus on their creative practice and gain support and exposure for their work while upholding their distinct cultural identities.

The program combines two of NYFA’s professional development programs, the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in which NYFA provides access to artist mentors, art professionals via panels and workshops, with NYFA’s Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camps that provide artists with the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts. Featured topics will include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising.

In collaboration with San Antonio-based partners, the program will have two weekend entrepreneurial boot camps, one-on-one mentoring, an informal gathering between weekends, and individual consultations.

This is a competitive program open to artists from all disciplines (performing, literary, visual, multi-disciplinary, video/film, folk and traditional arts) based in San Antonio, TX and provided free of charge to accepted participants. Program will run from January 2019 to April 2019, and will bring together San Antonio artists to nurture a productive environment for collaboration. 

Deadline: Monday, November 12, 2018 11:59 PM CST

Mandatory Sessions*:

First Weekend Boot Camp Workshop:

Saturday, January 12, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, January 13, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mid-program Check in: Thursday, February 28, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Second Weekend Boot Camp Workshop:

Saturday, April 13, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, April 14, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Topics to be featured include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. Additional material will be drawn from NYFA’s popular textbook The Profitable Artist, Second Edition (Allworth Press, 2018).

*Attendance is mandatory to all sessions, so please check your calendar before applying.

* San Antonio based partners will host meetings.

Eligibility:

- Live within the San Antonio area. (Within commuting distance of San Antonio)**

- Either you or your parents were born outside of the United States. (this includes the United States territories i.e. Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands) 

- Refugees are also welcome to apply

- Are NOT currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program***

Guidelines:

For the application we ask you to provide:

  • Your long terms goals and why you are interested in applying to this program
  • A narrative bio of your professional career
  • A link to your website or online presence
  • Work samples

**Priority will be given to artists living and working in San Antonio; however the program is open to artists in Texas within commuting distance of San Antonio.

*** Students who will graduate before the program starts are welcome to apply

Notification: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Questions? Contact: Learning Team at Learning@nyfa.org and include “San Antonio” in the subject line.


Thanks to our cultural partners in San Antonio:

SAY Sí

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures

Blue Star Contemporary

San Antonio Museum of Art


This program is made possible with the support of the Ford Foundation.

Tutoría para Artistas Inmigrantes: San Antonio

Importante: El programa será en inglés; el apoyo uno a uno de un/a tutor/a artístico/a podrá ser brindado en español.

Únicamente los/as tutores/as que hablen español y sean bilingües revisarán esta aplicación.

Con el apoyo de la Fundación Ford, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) se complace en anunciar el segundo año del Programa de Tutoría de Inmigrantes: San Antonio, presentado en colaboración con socios locales de San Antonio

El objetivo del programa, dentro de un espacio inclusivo y seguro, es fomentar una comunidad local de artistas que comparten la experiencia de los inmigrantes y proporcionar recursos a través de capacitación empresarial, acceso a otros artistas, profesionales del arte y organizaciones. El programa ofrece a los artistas inmigrantes la oportunidad de enfocarse en su práctica creativa, obtener apoyo y exposición para su trabajo, al mismo tiempo preservar su identidad cultural. 

Combinando dos de los programas de desarrollo profesional de NYFA, el programa Tutoría Para Artistas Inmigrantes en el que NYFA brinda acceso a tutores artísticos, profesionales del arte a través de paneles y talleres, así como el Curso El Artista como Emprendedor de NYFA que brinda los principios fundamentales para mantenerse en las artes. Los temas destacados incluirán planificación estratégica, finanzas, derecho, mercadotecnia y recaudación de fondos.

En colaboración con socios basados en San Antonio, el programa consistirá de dos talleres de entrenamiento empresarial durante dos fines de semana, tutorías individuales, una reunión informal entre los dos fines de semana mencionados, y consultas individuales con profesionales del arte.

Este es un programa competitivo abierto a artistas de todas las disciplinas (artes escénicas, literarias, visuales, fotográficas, cinematográficas, multidisciplinárias, folklóricas y tradicionales) con sede en San Antonio, TX, y ofrecido de forma gratuita a los/as participantes aceptados/as. El programa se ejecutará desde enero de 2019 hasta abril de 2019, y reunirá a artistas de San Antonio para nutrir un entorno productivo de colaboración.

Para aplicar, haga click aqui.
Fecha límite para aplicar: lunes, 12 de noviembre de 2018 11:59 p.m. CST  


FECHAS DEL PROGRAMA: 

Sesiones obligatorias *:

Primer Taller de fin de semana:

Sábado, 12 de enero, de 10:00 AM a 4:00 PM

Domingo, 13 de enero, de 10:00 AM a 4:00 PM

Reunión a la mitad del programa: Jueves, 28 de febrero, de 6:00 a 8:30 PM

Segundo Taller de fin de semana:

Sábado, 13 de abril, de 10:00 AM a 4:00 PM

Domingo, 14 de abril, de 10:00 AM a 4:00 PM

Los temas que se presentarán incluyen planificación estratégica, finanzas, derecho, mercadotecnia y recaudación de fondos. Se extraerá material adicional del popular libro de texto de NYFA The Profitable Artist (Allworth Press, 2018).

* Participacion en todas las sesiones es obligatorio, por favor revisa tu calendario para asegurarte que podras asistir antes de aplicar. Nuestros partners en San Antonio seran anfitriones de todas las sesiones.
* Los socios de San Antonio serán los anfitriones de las reuniones. 

REQUISITOS DE ELEGIBILIDAD   

  • Vivir dentro del área de San Antonio (o a una distancia corta de San Antonio) **
  • Haber nacido fuera de los Estados Unidos  (incluyendo los territorios de Estados Unidos como Puerto Rico, Guam y las Islas Vírgenes) o con padres nacidos fuera
  • Los/as refugiados/as también son bienvenidos/as a aplicar
  • No estar inscrito/a actualmente en un programa de estudio universitario (licenciatura o maestría) ***

PAUTAS   

Para la aplicación, le pedimos que proporcione:

  • Sus objetivos a largo plazo y por qué está interesado/a en participar en este programa 
  • Una biografía narrativa sobre su carrera profesional 
  • Un enlace a su sitio web o presencia en línea 
  • Muestras de su trabajo

** Se dará prioridad a los/as artistas que viven y trabajan en San Antonio; sin embargo, el programa está abierto a artistas en Texas que se encuentran a corta distancia de San Antonio.
*** Estudiantes cuya graduación sea antes del inicio del programa son bienvenidos/as a aplicar.

Cómo aplicar:

Los/as solicitantes pueden presentar una solicitud a través de Submittable****

Las aplicaciones electrónicas deben completarse antes del miércoles, 12 de noviembre de 2018 a las 11:59 PM CST.

**** Si es un/a nuevo/a usuario/a, es necesario registrarse en Submittable para acceder al portal de la aplicación.

**** Si necesita acceso a una computadora para llevar a cabo la aplicación, por favor escriba a: learning@nyfa.org


NOTIFICACIONES:  miércoles, 28 de noviembre de 2018
PREGUNTAS: Contactar al equipo IAP: learning@nyfa.org con el email titulado: "SAN ANTONIO"

Gracias a nuestros socios culturales en San Antonio:

SAY Sí

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures

Blue Star Contemporary

San Antonio Museum of Art

Este programa es posible gracias al apoyo de la Fundación Ford.

Through the support of the Ford Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce the second-year Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Oakland, presented in collaboration with Oakland local partners.

The program’s goal is to foster a local community of artists sharing the immigrant experience and provide resources through entrepreneurial training, access to other artists, arts professionals, and organizations. Conducted in an inclusive, safe-space, the program offers immigrant artists the opportunity to focus on their creative practice, gain support and exposure for their work, while upholding their distinct cultural identities.

The program combines two of NYFA’s professional development programs, the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in which NYFA provides access to artist mentors, art professionals via panels and workshops, with NYFA’s Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camps that provide artists with the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts. Featured topics will include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising.

In collaboration with Oakland-based partners, the program will have two weekend entrepreneurial boot camps, one-on-one mentoring, an informal gathering between weekends, with individual consultations as a follow up component to the program.

This is a competitive program open to artists from all disciplines (performing, literary, visual, multidisciplinary, vidoe/fim, folk and traditional arts) based in Oakland, CA and provided free of charge to accepted participants. Program will run from January 2019 to April 2019, and will bring together Oakland artists to nurture a productive environment for collaboration. 


Deadline: Sunday, December 2, 2018 11:59 PM PST

Mandatory Sessions*:

First Weekend Boot Camp Workshop:

Saturday, January 26, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, January 27, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mid-program Check in: Thursday, March 14, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Second Weekend Boot Camp Workshop:

Saturday, April 27, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, April 28, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Topics to be featured include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. Additional material will be drawn from NYFA’s popular textbook The Profitable Artist, Second Edition (Allworth Press, 2018).

* Attendance is mandatory to all sessions, so please check your calendar before applying.

* Oakland based partners will host meetings.

Eligibility: 

  • Live within the Oakland area. (Within commuting distance of Oakland)**
  • Either you and your parents were born outside of the United States. (This includes the United States territories i.e. Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands) 
  • Refugees are welcome to apply
  • Are NOT currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program***

Guidelines:

For the application we ask you to provide:

  • Your long terms goals and why you are interested in applying to this program
  • A narrative bio of your professional career
  • A link to your website or online presence
  • Work samples

**Priority will be given to artists living and working in Oakland; however the program is open to artists in Bay Area within commuting distance of Oakland.

*** Students who will graduate before the program starts are welcome to apply


Notification: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Questions? Contact: Learning Team at Learning@nyfa.org and include “Oakland” in the subject line.


Thank you to our cultural partners in Oakland: 

World Arts West

Oakland Asian Culture Center

Oakland Public Library 

Aggregate Space Gallery 


This program is made possible with the support of the Ford Foundation.

Through the support of the Ford Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce the second-year Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Newark, presented in collaboration with Newark local partners.

The program’s goal is to foster a local community of artists sharing the immigrant experience and provide resources through entrepreneurial training, access to other artists, arts professionals, and organizations. Conducted in an inclusive, safe-space, the program offers immigrant artists the opportunity to focus on their creative practice, gain support and exposure for their work, while upholding their distinct cultural identities.

The program combines two of NYFA’s professional development programs, the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in which NYFA provides access to artist mentors, art professionals via panels and workshops, with NYFA’s Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camps that provide artists with the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts. Featured topics will include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising.

In collaboration with Newark-based partners, the program will have two weekend entrepreneurial boot camps, one-on-one mentoring, an informal gathering between weekends, with individual consultations as a follow up component to the program.

This is a competitive program open to artists from all disciplines (performing, literary, visual, multidisciplinary, vido/film, folk and traditional arts) based in Newark, NJ and provided free of charge to accepted participants. Program will run from February 2019 to May 2019, and will bring together Newark artists to nurture a productive environment for collaboration. 

Deadline: Sunday, December 2, 2018 11:59 PM EST

Mandatory Sessions:

First Weekend Boot Camp Workshop:

Saturday, February 2, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, February 3, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mid-program Check in: March 19, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Second Weekend Boot Camp Workshop:

Saturday, May 4, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, May 5, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Topics to be featured include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. Additional material will be drawn from NYFA’s popular textbook The Profitable Artist, Second Edition (Allworth Press, 2018).


* Attendance is mandatory to all sessions, so please check your calendar before applying.

* Newark based partners will host meetings.


Eligibility:

  • Live within the Newark area. (Within commuting distance of Newark)**
  • Either you and your parents were born outside of the United States. (This includes the United States territories i.e. Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands) 
  • Refugees are welcome to apply
  • Are NOT currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program***

Guidelines:

For the application we ask you to provide:

  • Your long terms goals and why you are interested in applying to this program
  • A narrative bio of your professional career
  • A link to your website or online presence
  • Work samples

**Priority will be given to artists living and working in Newark; however the program is open to artists in New Jersey within commuting distance of Newark.

*** Students who will graduate before the program starts are welcome to apply


Questions? Contact: Learning Team at Learning@nyfa.org and include “Newark” in the subject line.


Thanks to our cultural partners in Newark:

Newark Arts

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Project for the Empty Space

Paul Robeson Galleries

Index Art Center


This program is made possible with the support of the Ford Foundation.


New York Foundation for the Art (NYFA)’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program pairs immigrant artists with artist mentors who provide one-on-one support for their mentee, guiding them to achieve specific goals and providing them with broader access to the New York cultural world through an exchange of ideas, resources and experiences.  


Additionally, the Mentoring Program aims to foster a community, providing opportunities to connect with other immigrant artists through group meetings, peer learning, and informal gatherings that include alumni from 2007 to the present.  Through access to other artists, arts professionals, and organizations, the program offers immigrant artists the opportunity to focus on their creative practice, gain support and exposure for their work, while upholding their distinct identities.

This is a competitive program open to  visual artists from all disciplines (drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, video, film, photography, video/film, new media, multi-disciplinary, folk, and traditional art) and provided free of charge to accepted participants. The program runs from December 2018 to March 2019.

Deadline: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 11:59 PM EST

Program Meetings:
Introduction: Tuesday, December 4, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Meet the Mentors: Tuesday, January 8, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM  
Alumni Mixer: Monday, February 4, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Check-In: Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Final Celebration: Tuesday, March 26, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

 Attendance is mandatory to all sessions, so please check your calendar before applying
Eligibility:

  • Live within the New York City Metropolitan area (within commuting distance of New York City)
  • Were born outside of the United States. (Those born in United States territories i.e. Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, may apply).
  • Have been pursuing a career as an artist within the range of 1-10 years in the United States.
  • Are NOT currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program.

 *First time users will need to register with Submittable to access the application portal. 

 Notification: By Tuesday, November 13, 2018

 Questions? Contact the IAP Team at i.outreach@nyfa.org.  

 This program is made possible through Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation

NYFA Learning/Professional Development