I am a participant in the 2017 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Visual and Multidisciplinary Arts. The latest addition of NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program pairs immigrant artists working in the visual and multidisciplinary arts with artist mentors who provide one-on-one support for their artistic practice.
During the program, mentors will guide their mentees to achieve specific goals, 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 information 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 and gain support and exposure to their work while upholding their distinctive identities.