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We are thrilled to announce a dedicated, multi-year collaboration with Marist College that will enable us to expand our year-round services for artists developing new work in theater, film and television in the Hudson Valley and New York City. It also opens up significant new educational programs and experiential learning opportunities for Marist students, in collaboration with NYSAF’s professional community. Learn more about student experiences.


This relationship will include hosting the return of our NYC-based Winter Season at Marist’s midtown Manhattan location and continue with NYSAF’s Summer Season to be held on the Marist Campus in Poughkeepsie in which hundreds of artists will incubate new stories for the stage and screen through residency and workshop programs.


Marist will provide  space for NYSAF’s year-round programming at their Manhattan and Poughkeepsie locations as well as specialized resources to support NYSAF’s Filmmakers’ Workshop and other programming. NYSAF will focus all of its Summer Season on Marist’s Poughkeepsie campus and will work with the College to lend professional expertise to its curricular programs. Students will benefit from year-round work study and apprentice positions and the Schools of Communication and the Arts and Liberal Arts will engage various student-centered clubs, organizations and apprenticeship programs in practical work opportunities that support the collaboration, such as assisting with NYSAF marketing, PR and social media activities.



Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#3 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Along with the College’s prestigious reputation as a whole, it also boasts a robust Arts and Music scene for its students and the community. Marist offers more than 15 academic programs in music and arts including Art History, Digital Media, Studio Art, Music, Theatre, and its world-renowned Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising programs, ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Colleges That Are Shaping The Future of Fashion.” Marist also provides a wide range of non-academic opportunities in the arts, such as over 15 College-and student-run music ensemble groups and the Marist Theatre program and performances. The College also operates the Institute for Data Center Professionals, which provides individuals and corporate teams with skills-based education and credentialing to support the data center and enterprise computing environments of the future. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. 

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