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WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE 2021-22 APPLICATION GUIDELINES & INFO SESSION
Launch of 2021-22 Application & Guidelines – Information Session, RECORDING


WHERE: FF Digital LOFT

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Learn what constitutes a well-prepared grant application.
For this info session, we were joined by multidisciplinary artist, Franklin Fund Recipients and panelist Francheska Alcantara and Hector Canonge. Alcantara and Canonge conversed about how to apply for a Franklin Furnace Fund, provided helpful tips on grant-writing and answered questions regarding different sections of our guidelines.



This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and The SHS Foundation.

Noche Ritual
Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo with The Interior Beauty Salon, live online


DATE: February 26th, 2021 - 7pm to 8pm EST
WHERE: FF Digital LOFT

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And with the amazing presence of: Luke Dixon, Lisette Morel, Anna Costa e Silva, Quintín Rivera Toro, LuLu LoLo, Elia Alba, Jennifer Zackin and Adolfo Ibanez Ayerve, Linda Sibio, Jean Marie Casbarian, Ikpemesi Ogundare, Ed Woodham, Frances Valesco, Linda Mary Montano, Luis Lara Malvacías, Melanie DewBerry, Erika deVries, Limber Vilorio, Charo Oquet, Ana Paula Cordeiro, Billy X. Curmano, Anna Recasens, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Dulcina Abreu, Rhina Valentin, and Francheska Alcántara.

On February 26, Nicolás with The Interior Beauty Salon holds space online at Franklin Furnace’s The Loft for a group of creatives around the Earth to enact a series of vegan rituals. These micro-actions, carried on from homes from Rio de Janeiro to The Bronx and Puerto Rico, are intended to invoke healing —personal and collective—, serve as catalyst for inner and outer balance, and induce co-regulation as the night blossoms. The evening develops as a succession of gestures, some homeopathic while others more cathartic, that are given birth one after the other. Noche Ritual contemplates the possibility to perform art as refuge at a time of planetary sorrow and several concomitant pandemics brought forth by Covid-19: systemic racism, sexism, ageism, and the urgent ecological plight that we face as a species, among others. This event coincides with Nicolás’s 54th birthday. It also sends him off into the delicious unknown in the months and year(s) to come. Bring a blanket, a fruit and a knife to peel it. Blessings.

RSVP for this event by emailing arantxa@franklinfurnace.org.

Registration closes two hours prior to the event.

This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

HER EYES ONLY
HER EYES ONLY: Coreen Simpson & Gylbert Coker on Black Women’s Photography and Photobooks in the 1970s


DATE: February 28th, 2021 - 1pm and March 1st - 7pm to 8pm EST
WHERE: FF Digital LOFT

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On February 28 at 1 pm and March 1 at 7 pm, 2021—Franklin Furnace & 10x10Photobooks present Dr. Gylbert Coker, museum director, & Coreen Simpson, artist, in conversation about hurdles for Black women artists, photographers and bookmakers in the 1970s and how we can move forward today.

Timed to coincide with both Black History Month and Women’s History Month, “HER EYES ONLY: Coreen Simpson & Gylbert Coker on Black Women’s Photography and Photobooks in the 1970s” is a free public program to be presented via Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.’s virtual LOFT and 10x10Photobooks INSTAsalons on Instagram. “HER EYES ONLY” aims to serve a broad cross-section of the general public of New York State and beyond with this program dually commemorating Black History Month and Women’s History Month. By bringing to light the little-known fact that African-American artists, and African-American women artists in particular, did not publish books of their photographs in the 1970s because racist systems in place shunted them and their work, making it impossible for them to find publishers to work with and prohibitively expensive to self-publish, we aim to begin redressing historic wrongs by bringing them to light so that these neglected oeuvres may at last be appreciated and can potentially be published and be made available to all.

RSVP for this event by visiting www.franklinfurnaceloft.org

Registration closes two hours prior to the event.

This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Humanities NY and 10x10 Photobooks.








Franklin Furnace Archive Announces the 2020-21 Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients

Initiated in 1985 with the support of Jerome Foundation, Franklin Furnace has annually awarded grants to early career artists selected by peer panel review to enable them to prepare major performance art works in New York.

Dear Franklin Furnace Aficionados:

Thank you very much for your spiritual and concrete support. Franklin Furnace and staff are all now working remotely to safely continue our mission.

For the latest news about upcoming events, including performance art presentations of 2020 Franklin Furnace Fund recipients, please visit this page for the latest news. If you have any questions at any time please email us at mail@franklinfurnace.org

Stay healthy because only together can we continue Franklin Furnace’s mission to make the world safe for avant-garde art!

Yours truly,

Harley Spiller
Ken Dewey Director


Announcing WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT

In March 2020, Franklin Furnace started a new initiative entitled Weekly Spotlight. Each week our Goings On eBlast now provides a free public link to work in our archives by a Franklin Furnace artist alumn. To see them all please visit our weekly
Goings On newsletter.


Franklin Furnace Archive Announces the 2019-20 Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients

Initiated in 1985 with the support of Jerome Foundation, Franklin Furnace has annually awarded grants to early career artists selected by peer panel review to enable them to prepare major performance art works in New York.


Franklin Furnace Archive Announces the 2018-19 Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients

Initiated in 1985 with the support of Jerome Foundation, Franklin Furnace has annually awarded grants to early career artists selected by peer panel review to enable them to prepare major performance art works in New York.