Open Design Call!

by admin on May 18, 2016

We, the Emerging Leaders of New York Arts, are getting a digital facelift and we want YOU to be part of the process!
ELNYA web home page WITH ARROWS
How would you redesign this website header? Our snazzy new site will be launching in just a few short weeks and we want to feature the incredible talent right here in our own network! Whether you’re an established designer or a newbie to this whole digital artist thing, we want to see your work!

  • Please submit entries in a landscape orientation
  • Must include the words “Emerging Leaders of New York Arts” and be readable
  • .jpg, .gif, or .png formats only
  • Files should be no larger than 20MB
  • Web compatible color modes only (duh) if you are designing in Adobe suite
  • Images should not exceed 1500 pixels
  • BONUS POINTS for sending us a matching favicon, formatted in 100px × 100px up to 300px × 300px (but not a requirement)
  • Please note this is not a full rebranding we’re looking for, we want to feature the awesome work of our community while we continue to define our visual identity and web presence
  • Be creative (again, duh) make something IRL and take a high rez photo of it, put those awesome photoshop skills to work, write out our name using a typeface made of all the dragons from GOT (please don’t actually do that)…you get the idea
The designer chosen by the ELNYA board will be notified by July 15 and your work will go live on our website at that point. The winner will receive $150 and a free 2017 ELNYA membership (just you wait, we’ll have more details on that coming soon!)
Submit your file to by Sunday June 19th to be considered! With your submission, please include how you’d like to be credited and a link to your website and/or social media links. Feel free to contact us at the same email with any questions.
Looking forward to seeing your work!
The ELNYA Board
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April showers bring…ELNYA’s next Culture Club!

Join us at Bruce High Quality Foundation University on April 24th for Parallel Processes: a panel discussion with artists, activists, and scientists working to expand the way we approach environmental problems in the 21st century, hosted by the 2015-2016 BHQFU Gallery Fellows.

Brighten up your Sunday with a boozy brunch reception, private viewing of the exhibition “Calm Before/After the Storm,” and great conversations.
RSVP here:


What: A private viewing of the exhibition, “Calm Before/After the Storm” and brunch reception for ELNYA members, followed by a panel discussion organized by the 2015-2016 curators-in-residence at BHQFU

When: Sunday, April 24th

Time: 12:30-2:00 pm, ELNYA Private Exhibition Viewing & Brunch Reception; 2:00-3:00, Panel Discussion

Where: BHQFU, 33 34th Street, 6th Floor, Industry City, Brooklyn | D,N,R Subway Lines


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The Foundation University Gallery (FUG) Fellows, are proud to present a panel discussion between notable New York artists, activists, and scientists working to expand the way we approach environmental problems in the 21st century. This discussion will highlight how similar tools, skills and ideas from the fields of ecology and environmental studies are being used by a range of creative minds, from artists to activists, to create new ways of understanding the fields of ecology and environmental studies.

Featured Speakers:

  • Marcia Annenberg creates paintings, sculptures, installations and videos that focus on under-reported stories in American media, from 9/11 to climate change. She believes that this suppression of news constitutes a new form of propaganda. Currently represented by Flomenhaft Gallery, she recently organized a panel there with the director of NASA, Dr. Gavin Schmidt, entitled, “Art, Activism and Global Warming”. Previously, she lectured at Princeton University’s Bernstein Gallery, in conjunction with her exhibit, “News/ Not News”. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of museums in Lithuania, Israel, England and the USA.
  • Colin Beavan: Colin’s writing, speaking, consulting and activism have encouraged tens of thousands of people to examine their lives to discover what’s really important to them. Colin was called “one of the ten most influential men” by MSN, an “eco-illuminator” by Elle Magazine, and “best green ambassador” by His blog was selected as one of the top 15 environmental blogs by Time Magazine. Colin is the author of How to Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness that Helps the World (2016) and No Impact Man (2009). His documentary film, No Impact Man, was featured at Sundance. He was the Green Party’s candidate for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in the 2012 electoral race for New York’s 8th Congressional district.
  • Agustina Besada: Agustina is a sustainability specialist focused on developing projects with environmental, social and economic impact. She has experience working for NGOs, companies, governments and academia in Latin America and the U.S. She is an industrial designer with an MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. Agustina is the President of the Board of Sure We Can, a recycling center, community space and sustainability hub in Brooklyn.
  • Andrew Kruczkiewicz: Andrew is a climate scientist living in Brooklyn. He is a researcher and lecturer at Columbia University, also providing technical support to the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. He is interested in the integration of art and music in communication of weather and climate risks.
  • Mary Mattingly: Mary Mattingly is an artist based in New York. Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Kitchen, International Center of Photography, the Seoul Art Center, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the New York Public Library, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, and the Palais de Tokyo. In 2015, Mattingly completed “Pull” for the Havana Biennial with the Museo National de Belles Artes and the Bronx Museum. She also installed a temporary underwater bridge in Des Moines.
  • Sarah Kisner, Moderator and 2015-2016 FUG Fellow at BHQFU: Sarah Kisner is a curator and researcher interested in art worlds that intersect multiple domains, particularly those that present alternatives to current socio-ecological systems. She has worked with Claire Bishop, Creative Time, and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. In 2015, Sarah completed a Master in the Cultures of Art, Science, and Technology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She additionally has a Bachelor of Arts in art history from the University of Dallas. Sarah currently works as an archivist at Gagosian Gallery.

For more information about BHQFU and the exhibition, please visit



We would like to thank Colson Patisserie, Fractured Atlas, Jalapa Jar

and Tacos El Bronco for their generous support!








March 18 deadline: New York Theatre Workshop Summer/Fall/Full Season Internships

March 17, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop, an award-winning Off-Broadway theatre company, seeks interns for Summer/Fall/Full Season 2016/17 in the following departments: Artistic Casting Education Producing Marketing Development Finance Production/Technical Costume Shop Engagement Literary We seek passionate and motivated college students, graduate students, and recent graduates interested in careers in arts administration. We are looking for self-directed candidates […]

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2/26 ELNYA Culture Club: Continental Connections with St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble and the Athena Ensemble

February 7, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016 Concert at 7:30 PM; Party immediately follows The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Avenue (at 36th Street) (map) ELNYA invites you to take in a museum, hear a concert, and grab some cocktails at a genre-bending evening bridging music from Europe and Asia. Your first two drinks are free! Begin […]

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Jan 13 | ELNYA joins ISPA’s Night Out in Partnership with globalFEST

January 6, 2016
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Happy New Year, dear ELNYANS! Kick off 2016 with fellow creative people around the world at ISPA’s Night Out in partnership with globalFEST! Come enjoy great music whipped up by DJ 2melo, drinks and excellent company as we toast to a happy, healthy, and fantastic New Year at Joe’s Pub, one of the best music […]

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12/16 ELNYA Holiday Party at The Delancey!

December 12, 2015

We’re spreading holiday cheer the best way we know how…by throwing a party! Come enjoy food, drinks and excellent company as we toast to a happy and healthy holiday season in one of Manhattan’s most alluring rooftop bars. ——————— The When: Wednesday, Dec 16th, 7-10pm The Where: The Delancey Rooftop (168 Delancey Street) The Why: […]

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Up Next, A Creative Conversation: The M.F.A. Question

December 1, 2015

Considering applying to an M.F.A. program? Already have an M.F.A. degree and have something to say about it? Want to develop and hone artistic skills but aren’t sure if an M.F.A. program is the right route? Join us for a panel discussion and information session as we delve into the pros, cons and alternatives to […]

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ELNYA Creative Conversation: Artists Creating Health, 11/22/15

November 5, 2015

What is the artist’s role in creating health with communities? Co-creating health is a concept that broadly defines individual and community health, seeking to understand a community’s goals alongside those that may be medically defined. This concept is becoming a national conversation, and one that should involve artists. “Artists Creating Health” will allow artists working […]

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9/26 NARS Foundation presents Open Studios, Sunset Park

September 17, 2015

On September 26th, the NARS Foundation invites you down to Sunset Park to peer into the natural habitat of the artist: the studio. While viewers generic cialis are typically invited to experience artist’s work at a completed state in a traditional setting, such as a museum or gallery, open studios allows the community to glimpse […]

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9/22 Atlantic Acting School Scholarship Open House

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Atlantic Theater Company and Atlantic Acting payday loans near me School are pleased to announce the Practical Aesthetics Scholarship. Two actors will be awarded with a full scholarship payday 2 masks to our Professional what is a payday loan Conservatory Program (Full-Time payday or Evening). This prestigious scholarship award celebrates three decades of Atlantic’s innovation […]

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9/19 Honest Accomplice Field Day Extravaganza

September 17, 2015

Join Honest Accomplice Theatre for a super awesome field day extravaganza on September 19th! Meet other theatre artists and play classic field day games. Field day fun is free, but a suggested donation of $5 for Honest Accomplice is appreciated. Snacks will be available, but feel free to pack a picnic! Honest Accomplice Theatre is […]

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**Deadline extended to July 31!** Be an ELNYA Fellow! Applications open for the 2015 – 2016 season

June 17, 2015

The ELNYA Fellows Program is an opportunity for young professionals in the creative industries to play a structured, season-long role in the organization. Through this program, you will build your skill set and expand your networks while directing your talents toward the growth and continued success of ELNYA and your career. We’re looking for Fellows […]

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ELNYA Culture Club: Global Mashup Series: HAITI MEETS CHINA with Private Pre-show Reception @June 5

May 13, 2015

What: [Culture Club] Global Mashup Series: HAITI MEETS CHINA with Private Pre-show Reception When: Friday, June 5 Time: 6 PM – Private Pre-show Reception – ELNYA guests only 7 PM – Dance Lesson 8 PM – Concert & Jam Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, New York 11354 Tickets: $10 with code ELNYA (an exclusive discount of over 30% off […]

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ELNYA [Culture Club] Private Gallery Tour at Japan Society @ January 6, 2015

December 16, 2014

Step into the garden with ELNYA! ELNYA invites you for a private tour of Japan Society’s current gallery exhibition Garden of Unearthly Delights: Works by Ikeda, Tenmyouya & teamLab led by Japan Society Gallery staff, followed by an informal gathering with the ELNYA community and Japan Society staff. Date: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Time: Doors […]

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What does an ELNYA Fellow do? (Alicia Jean-Noel)

September 19, 2014

If you didn’t know ELNYA is a New York City-based networking and professional development group that explores new ideas, best practices and challenges in the field of arts management. The new fellows start October 15th. Another 2013-14 Fellows interview below: Alicia Jean-Noel creates innovative ways to connect people to arts and culture. Currently, she is […]

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What does an ELNYA Fellow do? (Gail Goldspiel)

September 18, 2014

The ELNYA Fellowship is a prime opportunity to get your feet wet in the NYC Arts scene, make friends, contacts, learn from other rising stars like yourself. Below is another interview from the 2013-14 group: Gail Goldspiel earned her Masters in Museum and Childhood Education from the Bank Street College of Education in May 2012. […]

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What does an ELNYA Fellow do? (Matt Branch)

September 16, 2014

As the 2013-14 fellowship comes to a close, we are posting stories from the current class to give the future class a sense of what happens in the fellowship. Matt Branch is a New York City native with a passion for art and social justice. He currently serves as the Academic Programs Coordinator at the […]

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What does an ELNYA Fellow do?

September 16, 2014

Exciting news. The new ELNYA Fellows start October 15th! To get a sense of what happens when you serve an Emerging Leaders of New York Arts Fellowship, we are posting brief interviews from the 2013-14 class. First up Ngoc-Tran Vu (who actually just relocated to Boston and will be a real asset to the art scene […]

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Tell Us What You Want (What You Really Really Want)

June 4, 2014
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Dear ELNYAns, As a Board, we’ve been chatting a lot lately about how we can better serve our emerging leader network with the types of events we program. We also want to learn more about the makeup of our community, so we figured who better to ask than you! We have questions like…. What types […]

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Seeking Executive Director for Dorrance Dance

May 29, 2016

Dorrance Dance seeks an experienced, energetic, and charismatic leader who can partner effectively with MacArthur winning Artistic Director Michelle Dorrance to collaboratively chart an exciting strategic path for the company and build out its administrative infrastructure. This will involve transitioning the company out from under a non profit umbrella and into full 5013c status, as […]

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ARTErra Call for Artists

May 29, 2016

Availability for 2016 (summer and winter) Be an artist @ our amazing residency located in central Portugal in a green and friendly village. The residency and the studios, surroundend by a big garden, a small animal yard and an orchard, are spacious and bright spaces perfect to do some research and develop your project in […]

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Administrative Associate, Dances for a Variable Population

May 29, 2016

About DVP: Dances for a Variable Population (DVP) provides lively, fun and free programs for adults, low cost classes, and performances with beautifully crafted choreography. Through our programs, we strive to extend and improve the quality of life, and engage communities as participants and audience members. Visit DVP’s website, to learn more about us. […]

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Seeking Artists and Entrepreneurs to Feature in Short Documentary Series

May 29, 2016

Calling all creative types! If you are making something by hand or running a business that is creative, you have a story. We want to tell it. We are a start-up media platform and editorial located in Flatiron. Each month, our website will publish a series of artistic documentary shorts on individuals in NYC who […]

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