Meet the individuals behind NYFA Learning.

NYFA staff and contributors are industry experts who are passionate about the literary, media, performing, and visual arts. They ground their work in industry best practices, while staying attuned to changes in the arts landscape that impact artists.

Learn more about our instructors here.

Kelly Olshan

NYFA Learning Program Officer, Career Advice and Training and Artist

Kelly is an arts manager and visual artist. At NYFA, she oversees a host of professional development programs for artists, including the Artist as Entrepreneur Program, NYFA Coaching, and Doctor’s Hours. Previously, she served as the Program Manager for Queens Council on the Arts and participated in NYFA’s 2019 Emerging Leaders program. 

As a practicing visual artist, her work has been exhibited nationally, most recently in a solo public art exhibition, Traverse, in NYC’s Garment District. She serves as a frequent panelist for NYC’s Percent for Art Program as well as on the Advisory Committee of the DOT Public Art program. She graduated Valedictorian from UNC Asheville with a BFA in Painting, and holds an MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University.

Ju Hye Kim

NYFA Learning Program Associate

Born in Korea and raised in Hawaii, Ju Hye is a musician and arts administrator whose work is motivated by the values arts serve in communities of all backgrounds. Her education in Leaderships Studies supports her work to become a leader creating spaces for artistic expression.

In her role as Program Associate at New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), she supports in providing professional development resources to artists and arts administrators of color through programs such as Artist as Entrepreneurs, the Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program and the Incubator for Executive Leaders of Color. Previously, she worked with the Education and Community Partnerships Department at Richmond Symphony to program events for youth and community through Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra. 

Felicity Hogan

NYFA Learning Director 

Born in the United Kingdom, Felicity Hogan was formerly trained as an artist. Since residing in the United States, she expanded her skills to curating and arts administration with over 20 years of experience in commercial, alternative, and non-profit spaces. 

In her current role, Director of NYFA Learning at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Ms. Hogan oversees free or low-cost professional development offerings for artists, creatives, and arts cultural workers in all disciplines, locally, nationally, and internationally. Programs focus on fostering community to support immigrant artists, community based organizations, and leadership training for arts leaders of color. She is co-editor for NYFA’s publication The Profitable Artist, now in its 2nd Edition and an outgrowth of the Artist as Entrepreneur, developed in 2010. 

Anna Warfield

Artist, Video Editor, & Artist as Entrepreneur Alumni

Anna Warfield is a soft-sculptor and poet based in Binghamton, New York. Warfield is an artist and arts contractor who takes on creative and project management gigs with artists and arts institutions. She most notably worked with Na Chainkua Reindorf in preparation for her 2022 Venice Biennale Ghana Pavilion installation, for LUMA Projection Arts Festival as their Production Director, and as a consultant with NYFA.

Her solo museum exhibition Placid Thoughts From Inside Her Eyelids is on view at the Roberson Museum through Summer 2024. In 2023, she received a NYSCA Artist Support Grant and a Saltonstall Residency. She has exhibited with MAG Rochester, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, and Site:Brooklyn Gallery amongst other spaces. Warfield received a B.F.A. and a B.S. in Communication both from Cornell University. 

Outside of this initiative, over 25 staff people make NYFA possible.