2012 NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists
Call for Applications
DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 31st, 2012, 11:59pm
The NYFA Immigrant Artist Project is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 6th Cycle of our flagship Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists.
The 2012 Mentoring Program will pair emerging immigrant artists with artists from the NYFA Fellowship Program. Our NYFA Fellows will act as one-on-one Mentors to their Mentees for a period of six months. They will help them in gaining broader access to the New York cultural community by sharing ideas, advice, and resources. Mentors will also guide Mentees in achieving one or more specific goals and objectives. This year’s cycle will take place from April to September of 2012.
Along with the services and resources of the overall Mentoring Program, we are pleased to offer five Van Lier Fellowships this year! This award will provide eligible Mentees with a modest stipend and added professional development support.
This is a competitive program that is free of charge to accepted participants. The first five cycles of the Mentoring Program were highly successful with participants advancing in their careers and forming lasting bonds with their Mentors and other participants.
Do take advantage of this opportunity or forward it to someone who will!
Applicants are open to apply in the following artistic disciplines
Poetry (**This category is only open to Van Lier Fellows.)
If you are applying to the Overall Mentoring Program in the categories of Crafts/Sculpture, Digital/Electronic Arts, Nonfiction Literature, Poetry, or Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts, please confirm all that apply to you below:
Live within the New York Tri-State metropolitan area (NY, NJ, and CT).
Were born outside of the United States. (Those born in United States territories may apply.)
Attended at least Kindergarten – 8th Grade schooling outside the United States.
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.
If you are applying to the Van Lier Fellowship in the categories of Architecture/ Environmental Structures or Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts, please confirm the above requirements IN ADDITION to the ones below:
Age 30 years or younger
Are NOT currently enrolled in a degree-granting program nor represented by a gallery.
Expectations for Mentees
To set realistic goals and objectives, which are achievable within a short term program.
To be available to communicate with his/her Mentor for at least six hours and attend three group meetings.
For Van Lier Fellows, to also hold 4 individual meetings with his/her Mentor in person.
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