On Thursday, April 12, the New York Foundation for the Arts will celebrate its annual Hall of Fame benefit at Capitale in New York City. 1960 Art + Design MFA Alumna Carolee Schneemann will be honored.
Two artists who have received NYFA support early in their careers and a visionary patron of the arts are the honorees. The artists are novelist and poet Paul Beatty (NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship in Poetry ’93) and visual artist Carolee Schneemann (NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship in Performance Art/Emergent Forms ’87). The Patron of the Arts is Phil Gilbert, who as General Manager for Design at IBM has been responsible for hiring hundreds of artists at the company to help transform the way the company thinks about design.
One of the few not-for-profit organizations in the country to serve artists in all disciplines, NYFA empowers artists at critical stages in their creative lives. Since 1971, they have awarded more than $30 million in cash grants to emerging artists and their fiscal sponsorship program has helped artists and arts organizations raise and manage more than $55 million. NYFA provides entrepreneurial training to over 1,500 artists nationally and internationally.