Are you an immigrant artist working in the Visual or Multidisciplinary Arts? Are you within commuting distance of the Tri-State Metropolitan area? If yes, consider joining New York Foundation for the Arts’ (NYFA) growing immigrant artist community and apply to be part of the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program.
Donor Name: New York Foundation for the Arts
State: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut
County: Selected Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
This competitive program is open to visual artists from all disciplines (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video, Film, Photography, New Media, Multidisciplinary, Socially-Engaged Practices, Folk, and Traditional Art) and provided free of charge to accepted participants.
NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program (IAP) 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.
Most importantly, the mentoring program fosters 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 career goals while navigating the shared experiences and challenges of being an immigrant artist.
- Visual and multidisciplinary artists working in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video, Film, Photography, New Media, Multidisciplinary, Socially-Engaged Practices, Folk, and Traditional Art
- 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 or Guam, The U.S. 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 an arts graduate or undergraduate degree program***
*Those born in the U.S. who spent their formative years in a different country may apply.
**This program often benefits those who are at more emerging stages in their careers
***Students who will graduate before the program starts are welcome to apply.
For more information, visit NYFA.