"Several Circles" on ArtFCity's "Must See" List

ArtFCity includes Marco Antonini's "Several Circles" on their "Must See" list this week. Join us for the opening of "Several Circles" this Friday, April 4, 2014 at 6pm, and see what other exciting things are happening this week by clicking here.


I + We: Collective Movement Workshop at Human Resources LA

Artist Robby Herbst spent 6 weeks in New York this past June/July 2013 to develop project I + We: Collective Movement Workshop for Beginners here at EFA Project Space. I + We... was one of three projects chosen for Empathy Corporation: A Presentation of The HIVE a partnership between A Blade of Grass and EFA Project Space.

The experience allowed Herbst to take his project and ideas to Los Angeles for an upcoming 2-week workshop/presentation at Human Resources LA beginning January 15, 2014. For information on I + We Collective Movement Workshop click here or visit Human Resources LA's website by clicking here.


"Because of this residency I was able to find my voice."

"Because of this residency I was able to find my voice." That is what made Rachel Vera Steinberg's experience of the SHIFT Residency so indelible. Roddy Schrock tells us that SHIFT is "focused towards arts administrators who are also artists, but in a bigger perspective it is saying... you can be a creative artist and you can be another thing; they can both have equal value." 


When I decided to create a residency for artists who work in the arts, I never expected it to develop as rapidly or profoundly as it has. In four years, I witnessed artists make tremendous leaps as they were provided an opportunity to recharge their artistic practice and realign it with their work at arts organizations. Each year, seven artists/arts-workers are invited, via a nomination process, to be SHIFT residents. Artists who work for MoMA, Flux Factory, Eyebeam, the Bronx Museum, and twenty other organizations have participated in SHIFT, building a dynamic and expanding community of alumni.

We are grateful to the foundations and individuals who have been instrumental in supporting the earliest phase of the residency. The potential for what it can become within the next five, ten, fifteen years and beyond is boundless. To continue this essential project that honors and nurtures artists who work to support the arts community, we must ask the arts community for support.

Become an early patron of SHIFT Residency! To give you a sense of where your money will go: $25 helps fund basic maintenance, $50 to $100 goes toward materials, $500 goes toward artists stipends, $1,000 goes toward exhibitions and publications, $2,500 goes toward retreats, and $5,000 goes toward professional consultants and administration of the program. Please donate to EFA Project Space and include in the "Donations Specifications" section that your donation is for SHIFT Residency.
Thank you for your efforts to secure funds for the future of SHIFT. With your help, the residency is able to thrive through challenging and changing times.

Warm wishes,

Michelle Levy
Director, EFA Project Space
EFA Project Space, a program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.

Image credit: Opening reception for A Necessary SHIFT, featuring artists from SHIFT residency. Foreground: Carolyn Sickles, Golden Ridge, 2013.

holiday hours

EFA Project Space is open every Wednesday through Saturday, 12pm - 6pm while an exhibition is on view.

In observance of the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday, EFA Project Space's current exhibition A Necessary SHIFT will be open the following times during the holiday:

Wednesday, November 27, 12pm - 6pm
Thursday, November 28, CLOSED (Thanksgiving Day)
Friday, November 29, CLOSED
Saturday, November 30, 12pm - 6pm



A Necessary SHIFT opening November 15, 2013

EFA Project Space is pleased to announce the opening of A Necessary SHIFT on Friday, November 15 at 6pm. A Necessary SHIFT celebrates the first 4 years of SHIFT residency, formerly the Residency for Arts-Workers as Artists, its participants and growing network of New York City arts organizations.

Please join us for the opening and upcoming events, and learn more about these activities by clicking here.


Clockwise beginning top left: Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria, Sarah Walko, Ellen Uzane Schneiderman, Theresa Marchetta