Honors & Awards
Michele Benjamin has received the following Honors and Awards:
July, 2023: NYFA /NYSCA Grant recipient of The
July - Oct. 2022: NYFA Grant recipient of artist oriented workshops: "Demystifying NFTs Workshops I and II" NYFA partnered with artist/technologist Laura Ó Reilly and Technology Gap to teach artists how to create eco-responsible NFTs.
July, 2022: GLOBAL NY: STEP 9 AWARD "State Trade Expansion Program" Empire State Development Corporation, NYS, to Promote "Made in New York" products at Singapore International Jewelry Expo, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, July 14-17, 2022.
August, 2021: NYFA GRANT: NEW YORK CITY ARTIST CORPS GRANT AWARD by New York Foundation for the Arts, in partnership with New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and Queens Theatre.
Feb. - Sept. 2021: VERIZON MENTORSHIP PROGRAM COHORT 3 by TECH INCUBATOR AT QUEENS COLLEGE, CUNY
Awarded acceptance into 6 month digital marketing training program sponsored by Verizon and Yahoo, as well as a growth circle peer-to-peer mentoring program.
March, 2020: IVLP INT'L VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM, U.S. DEPT OF STATE, NEW YORK, NY. IVLP Host for Delegation of 8 Fashion Designers from Madagascar. Discussed entrepreneurship, business practices and marketing strategies to promote "Made in Madagascar" products.
Nov. 2019: GLOBAL NY: STEP 8 AWARD "State Trade Expansion Program" Empire State Development Corporation, NYS, for travel to Promote "Made in New York" products in Dubai, UAE.
June 2019: ARTS ENVOY: U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC,
Department of Cultural Affairs: Teaching Art and Jewelry Workshops and
"Empowering Women" in Cambodia and "Saving Wildlife Through Art" in Laos.