Ana & Adeline Foundation sponsors workshops to offer the YAYA community resources and networks that bolster their careers as visual artists and designers.


Application Workshops


The Foundation sees the grant and scholarship application process as a professional development opportunity.  In the months leading up the grant and scholarship application deadline, the Foundation hosts workshops to help artists prepare competitive applications. Workshops focus on writing narratives, developing budgets, creating video pitches, selecting work samples, collecting letters of recommendation, etc.

March 19 & 23, 2019

Scholarship/Grant Info Session & Resumé, Artist Statement & Budget Lab

Foundation Director Ann Kaufman provides important application information. Creative strategy leader Asante Salaam leads an interactive workshop for artists and designers at any career stage to fine-tune their professional tools.


March 2018

Professional Development Workshop for Artists & Designers co-hosted by the Ana & Adeline Foundation and the Joan Mitchell Center

Twenty-four artists and designers from Joan Mitchell Center’s AIR program and Ana & Adeline Foundation grantees participated in a daylong STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP presented by Creative Capital.

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April 13 & 20, 2019

Work Sample & Video Lab, Application One-on-One Reviews

Media artists Jourdan Barnes and Quinton Gilmore lead an interactive workshop for artists and designers at any career stage to fine-tune their digital portfolio. Later, receive individual feedback from Asante Salaam by appointment.


March 2017

Toy Design Workshop - a pilot project for mentorship


The Ana & Adeline Foundation seeks to support the generational relationships between the YAYA alumni and the young artists at YAYA.  As a pilot project, the foundation invited YAYA alumnus Brandon Thomas to design a studio mentorship project centered on his unique professional experiences.  Thomas and his colleague, DeAndre Moore, both graduates of Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles, presented two toy design workshops at YAYA.

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