Founded in 1998 as a program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, the EFA Studio Program provides affordable private studio spaces, facilitates career development, and promotes public and critical exposure for our members. EFA Studio Program fosters professional artists within a cooperative community, and encourages open exchange between artists, curators, critics and the public to stimulate the positive influence of art in our society. EFA Studio Program maintains 90 artist studios of varying size and configuration in the EFA Center, providing artists the rare opportunity to work in a professional arts community inside Manhattan and in close proximity to the city’s primary gallery districts. EFA facilitates interaction with dealers, collectors and curators to enhance career development for member-artists. Unique among studio programs in New York City, EFA is one of the few remaining arts organizations providing long-term workspace in Manhattan.
EFA Center is a unique multi-disciplinary arts non-profit organization located on 39th Street in Manhattan's Garment District with: 90 private artist studios 3,500 square ft professional printmaking studio 7,000 square ft in three exhibition/event spaces EFA has three major programs: EFA Studio Program (http://www.studios-efanyc.org/) EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program (http://www.rbpmw-efanyc.org/) EFA Project Space Program (http://www.projectspace-efanyc.org/)
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