Everything that EFA Project Space has done has been a first for us, including this -- our first appeal to our community for support. Since the EFA Project Space program was launched in September 2008, we have operated on a very small budget and a LOT of adrenaline
With programming accessible to everyone who walks through our door, our primary aim is to be a source of enrichment for artists, curators, cultural producers and art enthusiasts that comprise the evolving arts community.
EFA Project Space acts as a mirror of the creative process- presenting a continuing exercise in investigation and interaction. Our ongoing conversation presents a human exchange that is timely, playful, sometimes mildly chaotic, and has included inquiries into:
artists assisting artists to make stuff;
craft and the power of handmade pizza cushions;
desperate living, freaks, psychoanalysis and mass culture (with popcorn);
fog machines, loud music, and a hand-crafted zine library;
representing arts workers who are artists as artists;
rogue acts of expression and creative mischief making;
rubber bands, free art, and the economy of exchange;
tools for the artist of the twenty-first century.
We have already produced twelve exhibitions, 40 events free and open to the public, and shown the work of over 150 artists. In the New Year, we look forward to artists deconstructing the art world, the next arts workers residency, more boats, exercises in poetic translation, large scale performance installation, an unusual public art project, and much more!
A bit about the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts that is often misunderstood: it is a service foundation, providing affordable space, tools and opportunities for artists. It is not a grant-giving entity and does not have an endowment.
Please keep the momentum going. We ask you, our audience, our participants, to consider a fully tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000. Any amount makes a difference. Your contributions help pay for an event, a panelist honorarium, an artist stipend, the production of new work and public programs.
To make an online donation to our program, please click here: Once you have made your contribution, please be sure to fill in the form specifying you would like this amount to go directly to EFA Project Space! To make a donation by mail, or an in-kind donation, click here for the proper contact information.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to all of You-- artists, organizers, and participants, who have built this program.
With warmest wishes for the New Year,
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) is a 501 (c) (3) public charity. Through its three core programs, EFA Studios, EFA Project Space, and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop,EFA is dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice.
EFA Project Space is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Private funding for the program has been received from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation and The Carnegie Corporation Inc