ArtsWestchester’s Folk Arts Program invite you to join us, along with will with Eileen Condon, New York Folklore Society Representative for a
MENTORING GRANT INFORMATION SESSION FOR FOLK AND TRADITIONAL ARTISTS OF THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY REGION
New York Folklore Society Mentoring and Professional Development monetary awards are there for you—all year round on a rolling deadline.
The New York Folklore Society (www.nyfolklore.org) offers many forms of service to traditional artists in New York State, but one of the most immediately gratifying opportunities is its longstanding Mentoring and Professional Development awards program. M&PD awards are the fast track for folk artists to get the funding to take their own artistic practices to the next level by working with a mentor. Whatever genre of folk art you practice—textiles, dance, instrumental music, drumming, singing, farming—New York Folklore Society can support your passing this art form on to a serious student, or learning more yourself from an esteemed elder / mentor in your tradition. And since half of what runs the vehicle we call folk arts is administrative skill—artists practicing the best self-management strategies, and nonprofit arts workers building better business know-how—that part of our work is covered as well.
Decide what you need to learn in folk arts or folk arts management—who will teach you, what conference would benefit you the most—contact Eileen to talk it through, fill out a concise grant application, and NYFS will do its best to make your mentorship or professional development experience happen within a very short turnaround (typically 1 or 2 months from application date).
When: Monday, November 16, 2015 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: ArtsWestchester, Main Gallery
31 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 1060
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EILEEN CONDON, NYFS New York City Regional Representative holds a PhD in Folklore from the University of Newfoundland and is a resident of Queens, NY. Prior to her appointment as New York City Regional Representative, Eileen served as the Acquisitions Editor for Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, (2008–2012). Eileen Condon is the primary contact person for New York metropolitan area requests for Mentoring and Professional Development exchanges. She is available to speak to your group regarding Mentoring and Professional Development guidelines and the application process. For further information, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (347) 205-0053. For program specifics, visit the Mentoring and Professional Development Program pages.