Doctor’s Hours for Visual Artists on October 27

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DOCTOR’S HOURS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS:
Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00–9:00 PM

Have a new body of work no one has seen? Have a new website? Ready for some feedback? Come to NYFA’s Doctor’s Hours for individual, 20-minute one-on-one consultations with curators, critics and gallerists.

This event will provide you with 20-minute, one-on-one consultations with local curators, critics and gallerists. Get practical and professional advice in person from one or more arts professionals. 

Please note: Doctors are asked to give feedback and suggestions to artists regarding the presentation of their work, not the quality of their work. 

WHERE: New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Directions are available on our website.

Registration is now full. If you’d like to sign up for the waiting list, please click here.

COST: $25 per appointment; there is a three-appointment limit per registrant.

CONSULTANTS (View Bios):  

George Adams, 
Gallery owner, curator

Erin Donnelly
Independent arts manager

Maymanah Farhat,
Writer,  Art Historian, Curator

Sara Jones,Curator, artist, educator, co-founder of Kind Aesthetic 

Louky Keijsers Koning,
 
Curator, art appraiser, co-owner of LMAKprojects

Wayne Northcross, Curator

Larry Ossei-Mensah, Curator, art critic

Sara Jo Romero,co-founder/-partner/-director of Schroeder Romero and Schroeder Romero Editions 
  
Ariel Shanberg Executive Director at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, curator 

Debra Vanderburg Spencer, Curator, art historian

Ed Tang, Christie’s Head of the First Open sale   

Questions: Please email Clearning@nyfa.org.

Consultants: October 27 Doctor’s Hours for Visual Artists

CONSULTANT BIOS

These bios provide an opportunity for you to research which consultants would be appropriate for the advice and feedback you are seeking. Register here for Doctor’s Hours after 11:00 AM EST on October 14.

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Workshop: Transformers, Fair Use for Media Artists

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Thea Kerman presents a guide to fair use for media artists on October 30.

“Fair Use” refers to situations when it is permissible to use copyrighted material such as photographs, music, and film clips without permission.  Join us on Thursday, Oct. 30, to learn about the practical application of the Fair Use provision of the US Copyright law, in a presentation by Thea Kerman, an attorney who specializes in intellectual property and entertainment law. 

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On Bittersweet Place Review in the Jewish Daily Forward

Ronna Wineberg’s (AFP ‘04 Fiction) novel questions identity and historical change in a coming of age story

"As Ronna Wineberg’s novel "On Bittersweet Place” opens, the Czernitski family is escaping Russia. Revolution is in the air, and the family fears religious persecution. In the prologue, set in 1922, Lena, the young narrator of the book, spells out the fears she associates with living in the United States.

Those anxieties carry through over the course of the rest of the novel, which jumps forward a few years from the beginning. By now, Lena is a teenager in Chicago with a talent for art and a curiosity about the city around her. Familial tensions inform her quotidian interactions. The juxtaposition of Lena’s coming of age with the period setting unfolds in ways that are sometimes unexpected. And it’s that aspect of Wineberg’s novel, combined with the understated yet forceful voice of her protagonist, which makes this work memorable.” - Tobias Carroll for the Jewish Daily Forward

Join us this Friday, October 10, 7:00 PM for a reading with Ronna at Barnes and Noble: 150 East 86th Street (at Lexington Avenue) in New York City. 

Sneak Peek of G.E.T. 1 (Group Ego Trip 1) Exhibition

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Glimpse into installation for Thursday’s opening

We’re excited to be installing the work for G.E.T. 1 (Group Ego Trip 1) a group exhibition by the Irish-based idir Arts Collective curated by NYFA’s Director of Programs/Curator, David C. Terry.

Join us this Thursday, October 9, 6-9PM for the opening reception.

Location: 
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
20 Jay Street, Suite 740
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(Closest train is the F to the York Street station)

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G.E.T. 1 (Group Ego Trip 1) Exhibition at NYFA

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Brooklyn Group Show Grown Out of NYFA Bootcamp in Ireland

NYFA invites you to join us for G.E.T. 1 (Group Ego Trip 1), a group exhibition by the Irish-based idir Arts Collective curated by NYFA’s Director of Programs/Curator, David C. Terry.

Formed by twenty-six participants from the 2013 Bootcamp in Dublin, Ireland, the name idir is from the gaelic for ‘between’…signifying collaboration between artists, between cultures, between countries and continents.

Reception: Thursday, October 9, 6-9 PM
Exhibition Dates: October 9, 2014 - January 30, 2015
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM
Free and Open to the Public

Location:
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
20 Jay Street, Suite 740
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(Closest train is the F to the York Street station)


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Participating Artists
Mathias Baumann, Raine Hozier Byrne, Anne Crossey, Sinéad Cullen, Jo Cummins, Gavin Hogg, Brian Horgan, Jackie Hudson Lalor, Daire Irwin, Seanán Kerr, Kirsti Kotilainen, Deepa Mann-Kler, Alison McKenna, Frances Mezzetti, Eleonore Nicolas, Inez Nordell, Seán O’Dwyer, Geraldine O’Sullivan, Mary O’Sullivan, Nuala O’Sullivan,  Iris Park, Dave Rock, Sandra Schoene, and Mary Tritschler

Click here for more information about NYFA’s boot camps for artists and/or arts administrators.

Click here for more information about NYFA’s Curatorial Services for organizations, corporations, and individuals. 

Special thanks to our generous supporters: Culture Ireland and Centre for Creative Practices.

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Images, from top: Daire Irwin, Displaced 2, oil on canvas, 2013; Mary Tritschler, Bright Light Through the Trees, 2014 oil on linen canvas.

Advice for Job Seekers: A Q&A with Camille Schenkkan

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Job seeking strategies from a performing arts administrator

Looking to launch a career in the arts? We recently sought advice from someone who has done just that - Camille Schenkkan, the Program Manager for Next Generation Initiatives at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. She’s also the Managing Director for Circle X Theatre Co., sits on the Advisory Board for Emerging Arts Leaders/LA, and is an Issue Expert in Arts Education and Board Development for the Kennedy Center’s Alliance for Arts Education. She served as co-chair of the National Emerging Leader Council from 2010 - 2013.

NYFA: Tell us about your job. What do you do?

CS: I work in the Education and Community Partnerships Department for Center Theatre Group CTG, the largest theatre in the Western states. My job is unique, even at large arts organizations: I focus on providing career skills and information to the next generation of artists and arts leaders. This includes developing leadership programs for high school teens, managing a robust internship program (we offer 50 paid internships to undergraduates and graduate students annually!), and introducing students to hundreds of viable arts careers through free workshops, special events and more.

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NYFA and Dumbo Arts Festival

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Join NYFA during the annual Dumbo Arts Festival for Estuary.

NYFA invites you to join us as we celebrate the 2014 Dumbo Arts Festival with a special reception for Estuary, an exhibition of work by 2013 Artists’ Fellowships Program (AFP) Finalists, featuring readings by Mary Kathryn Nagle and EllaRose Chary.

Reception: Friday, September 26, 6 - 8 PM
Exhibition Dates: September 26 - September 28, 2014

Location:
New York Foundation for the Arts
20 Jay Street, Suite 740 
Brooklyn, NY

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Exhibiting Artists

Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design:
Sonya Blesofsky, Lee Boroson, Sun Kwak

Choreography:
ChameckiLerner

Music/Sound:
Michael Attias, Liz Kosack

Photography:
Danielle Ezzo, Rachelle Mozman, Erin O’Keefe

Playwriting/Screenwriting:
EllaRose Chary, Mary Kathryn Nagle

Click here for more information on NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowship Program (AFP).

Click here for more information on NYFA’s Curatorial Services.

IMAGES On homepage slider and at top: Lee Boroson, Mobro (Garbage Barge). Middle: Sun Kwak, 41 Rolls of Winding 

Events: NYFA & Writer Ronna Wineberg at Barnes and Noble

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You’re invited: NYFA & Ronna Wineberg on October 10

Please join NYFA & writer Ronna Wineberg (AFP ‘04 Fiction) as she reads from and signs her new novel, On Bittersweet Place.

Date: Friday October 10 at 7:00PM
Location: Barnes and Noble
150 East 86th Street (at Lexington Avenue)
New York City

Free & Open to the Public

On Bittersweet Place is the powerful coming-of-age story of Lena Czernitski, a young Russian Jew whose family flees their homeland in the Ukraine after the October Revolution. The story unfolds in Chicago during the Jazz Age of the 1920’s, where Lena’s impoverished family has settled and where she must traverse the early years of adolescence.  Her new world is large and beautiful and full of promise, but it is also cold and unwelcoming and laden with danger.”

Ronna Wineberg was awarded an Artists’ Fellowship in Fiction in 2004. For information about AFP, visit our website

Apply for Fiscal Sponsorship

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The fall deadline for Fiscal Sponsorship (Artspire) is approaching.


The application for the upcoming cycle of fiscal sponsorship through Artspire (a program of NYFA) is due by Tuesday, September 30th at 11:59 PM.

The program is open to individual artists and artist-run emerging organizations in all disciplines and offers the following benefits:

  • Access to large-scale funding opportunities from foundations or corporate funders that are usually restricted to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations

  • The ability to offer individual donors the incentive of tax-deductible donation

  • Access to NYFA’s wide range of services and resources, including those exclusively available to fiscally sponsored projects and organizations

  • An affiliate partnership with RocketHub.com for short-term, tax-deductible crowdfunding campaigns (details at right)

  • A custom profile of your organization or project on NYFA’s website

  • The means to collect tax-deductible donations online

  • No hidden fees


Read more about eligibility and guidelines here

Submit an application here

Image: On homepage slider: Yoon Cho, Salt Flat and Hexagons, 2014, 24” x 36”, Inkjet print, Performance by the artist.

CultureAID: A New Network for the NYC Cultural Community

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NYC DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCE CREATION OF CULTUREAID RECOVERY NETWORK

Network of organizations in all five boroughs incorporates lessons from past events to coordinate emergency response and facilitate sharing of resources following future disasters.

New York Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl and Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito today announced the launch of CultureAID (“Culture Active in Disasters”), a response and recovery network committed to strengthening New York City’s cultural community before, during, and after disasters.

Based on a model developed by the National Coalition of Arts Preparedness & Emergency Response, CultureAID was developed in direct response to Hurricane Sandy—which struck New York in October 2012—and to the increasing threat that severe weather and climate change pose to the region. In the days and weeks following Sandy, an enormous amount of information, technical and financial assistance, and other resources were made available to affected groups and individuals. CultureAID was developed as a way to reduce redundant communications and make efficient use of the resources available. CultureAID will also help the community prepare for the next potential disaster by sharing resources and best practices about emergency preparedness throughout the year. Cultural organizations, artists, and other stakeholders in New York City are encouraged to visit www.cultureaidnyc.com to learn more about the network. Organizations are encouraged to join by completing the opt-in form.

NYFA is honored to be co-chairing the steering committee for this initiative. Please visit the website for more information and to join.

***September is also National Preparedness Month so please share your preparedness resources and tips on Twitter at #CultureAID and #NatlPrep!

For press/media inquiries, please contact:
Ryan Max (Cultural Affairs), rmax@culture.nyc.gov, (212)513-9323
Nancy Greco (Office of Emergency Management), ngreco@oem.nyc.gov, (718)422-8402

Events: Doctor’s Hours for Visual Artists on September 29

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DOCTOR’S HOURS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS:
Monday, September 29, 2014, 6:00–9:00 PM

Have a new body of work no one has seen? Have a new website? Ready for some feedback? Come to NYFA’s Doctor’s Hours for individual, 20-minute one-on-one consultations with curators, critics and gallerists.

This event will provide you with 20-minute, one-on-one consultations with local curators, critics and gallerists. Get practical and professional advice in person from one or more arts professionals. 

Please note: Doctors are asked to give feedback and suggestions to artists regarding the presentation of their work, not the quality of their work. 

WHERE: New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Directions are available on our website.

**Registration is currently closed. Fill out this form to be added to the waiting list. 

COST: $25 per appointment; there is a three-appointment limit per registrant.


CONSULTANTS (View Bios):  

David Goodman, 
Curator, artist

Alessandro Facente, 
Curator, art critic

Rachel Gladfelter, 
Director of Pace Prints

Shinnie Kim, 
Program Manager at ISCP, curator

Susan Mumford, 
Arts consultant

Larry Ossei-Mensah,
 
Curator, art critic

Jessica L. Porter,
  
Gallery owner, curator

Jennifer Scanlan,
 Curator

Ryan Steadman, 
Curator  

Roberta Waddell, 
Curator, art historian

Questions: Please email Clearning@nyfa.org.

Consultants: September 29 Doctor’s Hours for Visual Artists

CONSULTANT BIOS

These bios provide an opportunity for you to research which consultants would be appropriate for the advice and feedback you are seeking. Register here for Doctor’s Hours after 11:00 AM EST on September 16.

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Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program Newsletter, Issue No. 60

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Featured Interview with artist Denise Iris

Revisiting: “digital immigrant: being a foreigner all over again

Denise Iris is a digital media artist and filmmaker whose videos, installations and photographs celebrate the blur between ordinary life and the world of the imagination. A three-time NYFA Fellow, two-time NYSCA grantee, and MacDowell Fellow, her work has been screened at MoMA, in NY galleries, at international festivals, and on PBS. She has taught at Columbia, Swarthmore, and Parsons. Raised in Romania, she lives in New York.  Denise is now a second-time mentor in the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. IAP invited Denise to revisit and comment on her blog posting that illuminates the thoughts of many immigrant artists.

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Work At NYFA: Digital Communications Officer Position Announcement

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Now hiring, come work for us!

We are seeking a full-time Digital Communications Officer to to serve as a member of our Online Resources/Communications team. The Digital Communications Officer will work on a variety of marketing projects, including content management of NYFA’s website and blog, NYFA’s organizational e-newsletter, email campaigns, press releases, and social media collaborating with all of NYFA’s departments to achieve core objectives. Candidates should be strong writers and have a passion for the arts, digital content, marketing, analytics, and NYFA’s mission of supporting artists at critical stages of their creative lives. Reporting to the Senior Officer, Online Resources/Communications, the Digital Communications Officer will join a four person Online Resources/Communications team and a staff of twenty-five employees

Read the full description with application instructions on NYFA Classifieds

Image: NYFA’s offices, photo by Maria Villafranca