The Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts

The Willem de Kooning Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Teiger Foundation, and the Cy Twombly Foundation, as part of their respective COVID-19 relief efforts, have established an emergency relief grant program that will provide $1,250,000 in aid to Tri-State non-salaried workers in the visual arts who have experienced financial hardship from lack of income or opportunity as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis.

The program, initiated by The Willem de Kooning Foundation, will be administered in partnership with NYFA.

The Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts will distribute one-time unrestricted cash grants of $2,000 each to freelance, contract, or non-salaried archivists, art handlers, artist/fine art photographer’s assistants, cataloguers, database specialists, digital assets specialists, image scanners/digitizers, and registrars. Applicants must show proof of residency in Connecticut, New Jersey, and/or New York from the last two years. 

Qualifying applicants will be selected for funding each cycle via a lottery process. Applicants who do not receive funding are invited to re-apply during future cycles.

GRANT TIMELINE

Grant Launch: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Cycle I

Application Opens: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT

Application Closes: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT

Cycle II

Application Opens: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT

Application Closes: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT

Cycle III

Application Opens: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT

Application Closes: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT

Further information, visit: https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Tri-State-Relief-Fund-to-Support-Non-Salaried-Workers-in-the-Visual-Arts

Application questions and requirements to help you prepare for the application opening please download application requirements here

Scroll down to access the application form.

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JGS Fellowship for Photography

2020 cycle is now closed.

2020 Guidelines please visit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KHmuF_3Fua1VZxDZMizQ97_NMc94E1ea/view

For more information: https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/JGS-Fellowship-for-Photography

Contact us at: [email protected]  

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The Canadian Women Artists’ Award

Applications are NOW OPEN. Please scroll down to access the application form.

The $5,000 award is designed to provide financial support to an emerging or early career artist working in any discipline, and can be used in any manner the recipient deems necessary to further their artistic goals. 

For more information, please visit: https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Canadian-Women-Artists-Award

Guidelines: https://s3.amazonaws.com/NYFA_WebAssets/Pictures/757ad32f-20a6-4e3e-b607-497fdd883099.pdf

GRANT TIMELINE

Applications Open: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Applications Close: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT
Applicants Notified: Late August 2020 

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Rauschenberg Emergency Grants

THE MARCH/APRIL CYCLE IS NOW CLOSED

MAY/JUNE CYCLE OPENING SOON

2020 Guidelines and further information please visit: https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Emergency-Grant-Application-Requirements

Questions? email: [email protected]

*Please note, Rauschenberg Emergency Grants do not cover lost wages. Please check NYFA's Emergency Grants page for COVID-19 emergency resources.

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Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art

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NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

2021 CYCLE WILL OPEN IN LATE SEPTEMBER 2020 

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Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants Cycle 2

  • Open to visual and media artists, and choreographers. If you aren’t sure if your artistic discipline fits within these guidelines, please contact the grant administrator. 
  • Open to artists who reside in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate current and ongoing activity in their artistic discipline/s.
  • Applicants cannot be enrolled in any degree-seeking program.

 GUIDELINES:
 

  • The fund provides one-time cash grants of up to $5,000 to cover expenses caused by one-time, unexpected medical, dental or mental health emergencies . Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to: hospital and doctor bills (including insurance co-pays); tests; physical/occupational therapy; prescription drugs specifically for the emergency medical condition; and emergency dental work.
  • Grants cannot be used to cover expenses for non-emergency medical conditions; ongoing psychiatric treatment; regular dental check-ups or procedures; eyeglasses or standard vision care; elective surgery; non-medical expenses resulting from financial hardship; purchase of materials; loan repayment; purchase of insurance; or loss of property, even if the result of an emergency.
  • Recipients can only receive one grant from the Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program in their lifetime.
  •  Funds go directly to the artist, not a medical provider, vendor, or any individual on the grantee’s behalf. Grant awards are typically paid by electronic check. 
  • Period covered: Expenses from six months prior to applying and/or projected six months into the future can be requested.

 SELECTION CRITERION:
Applications are reviewed using one criterion:
 

  • Demonstrated need: medical severity of the condition, and economic severity of the needed treatment 


The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is a $5,000 grant designed to provide financial support to emerging female identifying artists working in any discipline.  The award is not a project grant, and should be used in any manner the recipient deems necessary to further their artistic goals. It is supported by funding granted to NYFA by the Canadian Women's Club (CWC) of New York as a way to continue its philanthropic work when it disbanded.

In 2020, in response to COVID-19 the CWC and NYFA will be awarding two (2) $5,000 awards.

The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is open to women artists who meet the following requirements: 

  1. Must be a Canadian citizen, and able to provide proof of citizenship with legal documentation upon receipt of the award.
  2. Must be between the ages of 21 and 35 before the application deadline.
  3. Must be a current resident of New York state.
  4. Must apply in only one of the eligible discipline categories.
  5. Must be the originators of the work, i.e. choreographers or playwrights; not awarded to interpretative artists such as dancers or actors.
  6. Must not be a previous recipient of the Canadian Women Artists’ Award.
  7. Must not be a NYFA employee, member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists' Advisory Committee, and/or an immediate family member of any of the above.

  
Students in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs are eligible to apply
Eligible Discipline Categories are:

 Applicants must be able to provide proof of Canadian citizenship upon receipt of the award.

Application Deadlines
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11: 59PM

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