Museum & Community Partners
American Federation of Arts
The American Federation of Arts is the leader in traveling exhibitions internationally. A nonprofit organization founded in 1909, the AFA is dedicated to enriching the public’s experience and understanding of the visual arts through organizing and touring art exhibitions for presentation in museums around the world, publishing exhibition catalogues featuring important scholarly research, and developing educational programs.
Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the only national organization promoting the power of the arts in all its forms to build healthy, vibrant and equitable communities across the nation.
Since 1960, Americans for the Arts has focused on infusing the arts into all spheres of American society and politics – from the boardroom to the classroom. Our mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts and arts education in America. Through connections, collaborations, and partnerships, we are working toward a guiding principle: all the arts for all the people.
The New York Foundation for the Arts
The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) was established in 1971 to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives. Today, NYFA’s programs and services are far-reaching and are rooted in a wealth of physical and online resources. Each year, NYFA awards $650,000 in cash grants to individual visual, performing, and literary artists based in New York State. NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program, one of the oldest and most reputable in the country, helps artists and arts organizations nationally raise and manage an average of $4 million annually. NYFA’s Learning programs, including its Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp and Immigrant Artist Mentoring Programs, provide thousands of artists with professional development training and support. NYFA’s website, NYFA.org, is used by more than 1 million people and features more than 20,000 opportunities and resources available to artists in all disciplines.
Columbia Alumni Association Arts Access
Columbia Alumni Association Arts Access is a hub — for experiences, for insider access, for discovery. We connect artists, scholars, producers, and audiences through dynamic programs and resources. Membership is open to the Columbia University alumni community.
New York Film Academy
The New York Film Academy is honored to be the school of choice for many Hollywood filmmakers’ families, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Al Pacino, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, and Jodie Foster.
Students from over 120 countries take NYFA’s accelerated degree, conservatory, or workshop programs, with campuses in New York City, Los Angeles, and South Beach, Miami; Gold Coast, Australia; and a year-round location in Florence, Italy. Summer workshops are offered worldwide.
NYC & Company
NYC & Company is the official destination marketing organization for the five boroughs of New York City. Our mission is to maximize travel and tourism opportunities throughout the City, build economic prosperity and spread the dynamic image of New York City around the world. NYC & Company provides resources for visitors to discover everything they need to know about what to do and see in NYC. Together with satellite convention sales offices in the US to develop group business, NYC & Company’s marketing efforts—both consumer and business facing—position the City to attract business and leisure travelers.
Materials for the Arts
For the past 40 years, Materials for the Arts (MFTA) has been the premier reuse center for arts and cultural organizations in New York City. Founded in 1978, MFTA is a program of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs with support from the Departments of Sanitation and Education.
MFTA maintains a warehouse with numerous reusable materials donated from businesses and individuals and makes them available, free of charge, to non-profits with arts programming along with New York City public schools and City Agencies.
In 2017, MFTA collected over 1.5 million pounds of reusable materials and put them in the hands of thousands of students, dancers, choreographers, set designers, art therapists, stage performers, and senior citizens.
The Social University is a national community of entrepreneurs, innovative leaders, policy-makers, creatives, and rising leaders. IVY sparks world-changing collaborations through more than 1,000 annual events and experiences featuring leading minds in entrepreneurship, art, policy, and social impact. Over the past four years, the audience has grown to 500,000 inspiring followers in New York, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and Miami. IVY unites rising leaders and introduces them to the most transformative people, ideas, and experiences in the world. To learn more, visit IVY.com
The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists
The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that champions economic sustainability for working artists. We do this by delivering business education and entrepreneurial learning through a rigorous Business Accelerator, a Digital Learning Portal, in-person education events in local communities, and a federation of artist-formed and artist-led networks of opportunity. All of this achieves one aim: equip visual artists to thrive as self-sustaining entrepreneurs.