Judy Cai is the Director of Grants at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). In her role, Judy oversees NYFA’s awards and grants program that delivers over $3 million in funding directly to artists across the U.S. annually. She is also currently overseeing the administration of the City Artist Corps Grants, part of a new $25 million recovery initiative, to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Judy previously worked as the Senior Program Officer at NYFA Learning and facilitated various professional development programs for artists and arts professionals nationwide, such as the Immigrant Artists Mentoring Program (IAP) in Newark, Detroit, Oakland, San Antonio, and Denver, and the Incubator for Executive Leaders of Color in New York City.
Prior to joining NYFA, Judy was the Outreach Coordinator at the Flushing Town Hall, where she worked closely with local Chinese communities in Queens and Long Island. As a strong advocate of global cultural exchange and with extensive experiences in international communications, Judy also managed projects at the Shanghai International Arts Festival, and led workshops at Shanghai Theatre Academy and Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.
Originally from China, Judy has a M.A. degree in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University, a B.S. degree in Culture and Arts Management, and a Bachelor of Law degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.