Writing An Effective Art Statement Workshop

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Writing An Effective Art Statement Workshop

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New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to host Writing an Effective Art Statement” workshop with interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer Michelle Levy. In this interactive workshop, Levy will outline the components of crafting a compelling and effective artist statement for a variety of purposes such as inclusion on your website or in press releases and proposals. The workshop aims to demystify the writing process, clarify the purpose of a statement and what it should (and should not) include.

The strategies and tips shared are relevant to applications for grants, fellowships and residencies, artist websites, and marketing materials that can benefit artists and creatives across disciplines.

A pre-review of your art statement is a part of the workshop. Details will be provided on completion of your registration. The workshop provides feedback and a peer-to-peer critique.

Presenter: Michelle Levy

Title: “Writing an Effective Art Statement” Workshop

For: Artists of All Disciplines

Questions: Email learning@nyfa.org

Presenter’s Bio:

Michelle Levy is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer in New York City. From 2008 to 2018, she was Founding Director of EFA Project Space, an interdisciplinary, socially engaged exhibition program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City. She also founded the SHIFT Residency, which fosters the creative practices of artists who work for arts organizations.. Through her role at EFA, she has supported the work of over 500 artists and independent curators, fostering dialogue around ethics, visibility, identity, and care. From 2000 to 2008, Levy was Program Manager at the International Print Center New York. She is currently working as an independent consultant for artists.

Levy's art practice uses research and storytelling to investigate the mediated spaces where identity is constructed. Her current project, “Paulina," enlists archives, travelogues, and cross-cultural collaboration with a Polish artist, Patrycja Dołowy, to draw out a story based on one woman's found-testimony from 1945. From 2018 to 2019, she was an artist fellow at POLIN Museum for the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, and received recent grants from the US Embassy, Warsaw, Poland, and Asylum Arts, along with project support from the Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, and FestivALT, Kraków. Levy holds an MFA degree in Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice from The City College of New York, and a BA degree in Studio Art from Wesleyan University.

Refund Policy: Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date. For cancellations in advance, we offer reimbursement for your cost minus a $6 processing fee.

This program is part of NYFA Learning, which includes professional development for artists and arts administrators. Sign up for NYFA’s free bi-weekly newsletter to receive updates on future programs.

Image: Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, Oakland, January 2019, Photo Credit: Gisela Insuaste

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