Category Archives: Past News

List of Funding and Grants for Artists

We will update the list as more information becomes available.

Cultured Magazine list of grants and resources from a variety of sources.

Creative Capital list of grants available from a variety of sources.

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation – (USA)

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund– (USA)

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund – (USA)


Dramatists Guild Foundation – (USA

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund – (USA)

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants – (USA)

Jazz Foundation of America – (USA)

Joan Mitchell Foundation – (USA)

MusiCares – (USA)

PEN America Writers Emergency Fund – (USA)

Pollock-Krasner Foundation – (USA)

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants – (USA)

Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund – (USA)

The Actors Fund – (USA)

Judith Moss performs in Border Crossers – A Festival of Art to Celebrate Immigrant Lives on March 14 at Goddard Riverside NYC

When: March 14, 2020 at 7:30PM

Where: Goddard Riverside
The Bernie Wohl Center
647 Columbus Ave, NYC

Westbeth Resident JUDITH MOSS dances her solo “Undocumented/Border Crossings”, which honors the legacy of her parents who were born in Berlin and fled Nazi-occupied Europe during WW ll.

Border Crossers – A Festival of Art to Celebrate Immigrant Lives: In an evening of theatre, dance, film and discussion. “Crossing borders illegally, living in the shadows, undocumented… dangerous times now and then.” Saturday, March 14th @ 7:30pm.The Bernie Wohl Center, Goddard Riverside, 647 Columbus Avenue at 92nd Street.

General Admission $20
Students and Seniors $15

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Karin Batten ‘s new paintings at June Kelly Gallery NYC opening March 6th

Show Dates: March 6 – April 14, 2020

Reception: Friday March 6 from 6pm – 8pm

Where: June Kelly Gallery
166 Mercer St NYC
212 266 1660

“My new series of work is inspired by the evocative and distinct places I find while traveling. In 2018, I went to Puerto Rico and Costa Rica to find inspiration for my new works and I help with the relief effort. While there, I visited Playa Negra, a black sand beach, formed from an earlier volcano. Inspired by the magma, I brought some back and integrated its rich mysterious color and texture into this body of work. Seeing the uniquely colored feather patterns of Costa Rican birds first hand while surrounded by fauna and butterflies left me with a feeling for intense color that I work to capture in my paintings. These authentic discoveries and moments help enrich each work with its own story and its own unique world.”

– Karin Batten

Valerie Ghent sings original soul/blues songs from her recent albums at the Frame Brasserie in Paris, Feb 27, 2020

Valerie Ghent

New York recording artist Valerie Ghent kicks off 2020 with a concert in Paris! In a beautiful venue literally right next to the Eiffel Tower, in the same Paris arrondisement where her mother grew up as a child, Valerie will perform original soul/blues songs from her recent albums Velours, The French Sessions and Day to Day Dream, with Pierre Sibille, Jerome Buigues, Danielle Mendez, plus special guest Tri Nguyen on dan tranh (Vietnamese zither) for intimate ballads in duo from their upcoming new album.

Powerhouse recording artist VALERIE GHENT wows audiences with her emotive, evocative voice, piano chops to match, and “soul-stirring, uplifting songs full of vitality and joy.” A native New Yorker with a bluesy, funky piano style and a stunning 3 1/2 octave range, it’s no surprise she has toured with music legends Ashford & Simpson and Debbie Harry (Blondie) and performed/worked with artists as diverse as Dr. Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, Sir Cliff Richard, Roberta Flack, Iggy Pop & Billy Preston. Working closely with R&B royalty Ashford & Simpson for over two decades, Valerie learned from the best of the best. An outstanding live performer, Valerie has released 5 solo albums and had a smash #1 hit song with Love Enough for a Lifetime. Soultracks awarded her album Velours one of the Top 50 Albums of 2016. Valerie also regularly tours and records in France where her 2018 single, Feelin Alright, hit #1 on Jazz Radio France.

Pierre Sibille – keyboards, harmonica, vocals
Jerome Buigues – guitar, vocals
Danielle Mendez – drums
& special guest Tri Nguyen – dan tranh

Frame Brasserie
28 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France

01 44 38 57 77 /

Valerie Ghent

Feel the Music!

New York Internal Arts

Juanita McNeely retrospective at the James Fuentes Gallery Jan 22 – Mar 1, 2020. A New York Times must-see show.

Triskaidekaptych, 1986, Installation view, James Fuentes, 2020

Westbeth artist, Juanita McNeely is an American feminist artist known for her bold works that illustrate the nude female experience in her figurative paintings, prints, paper cut-outs and ceramic pieces.

Gallery Info: James Fuentes Gallery NYC

NY Times article: What to See Right Now in New York (Jan 29, 2020)