NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant

Application opens May 17, closing on June 28. 

The NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant program will distribute cash grants of $1,000 to artists with a disability who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis to cover art related expenses.

Guidelines and further information please visit: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/nysca-nyfa-artists-with-disabilities-grant/

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Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants

Application opens April 12, closing on June 14. 

The Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants (AWAW EAG) program provides up to $20,000 for projects led by women-identifying artists in the United States and U.S. Territories.

Guidelines and further information please visit: https://www.nyfa.org/awaw/

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Canadian Women Artists' Award

CYCLE 6 opens on May 24, and closes on August 30.

The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is a $5,000 cash grant designed to provide financial support to Canadian women artists ages 25-40 working in any discipline. 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.

Guidelines and further information please visit: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/canadian-women-artists-award/

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Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants

CYCLE 3 opens on April 14, closing on May 20. 

The Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants is a new program, providing one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need across the U.S. who are in dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dire financial emergencies include the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, and food. 

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Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

CYCLE 13 opens on May 3, and closing on June 7. 

The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergency expenses experienced by artists in financial need. 

Guidelines and further information please visit: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/rauschenberg-medical-emergency-grants/

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Canadian Women Artists' Award

CYCLE 6 will open on May 24, and close on August 30.

The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is a $5,000 cash grant designed to provide financial support to Canadian women artists ages 25-40 working in any discipline. 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. 

Guidelines and further information please visit: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/canadian-women-artists-award/

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Recharge New Surrealist Prize

The 2021 cycle closed. Applications will open in Fall 2022.

The Recharge New Surrealist Prize is a $7,000 cash award for painters living in the United States and U.S. Territories working in the New Surrealist style. Funding is provided by the Gu Family of the Recharge Foundation. Applications are open to artists at least 18 years of age at the time of the application deadline. Students in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs are eligible to apply.

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NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship 2022 cycle is now closed. Applications for the 2023 cycle will open in Fall 2022.

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $7,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein.

More information visit: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/artist-fellowships/ 

The NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant will distribute unrestricted cash grants of $1,000 to artists with a disability, who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis to cover art related expenses. The grant will be open to visual, media, music, performing, literary, and multidisciplinary artists who live in upstate New York (outside the five boroughs of NYC).

Visit NYFA's website for more information: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/nysca-nyfa-artists-with-disabilities-grant/


WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Applicants must identify as disabled.
  • Applicants need to be actively creating in visual, media, music, performing, literary, or multidisciplinary arts. 
  • Applicants need to provide documentation of a sustained commitment to their artistic practice from any time over the past 4 years (2018 to date).
  • Applicants must be 21 years or older on or before Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
  • Applicants must be current New York State residents who have lived outside of the five boroughs of NYC for at least the past twelve months. Only those who maintain residency outside the five boroughs of NYC will be considered.
  • Applicants can be past recipients of any of NYFA’s grant programs.
  • Applicants do not need to be U.S. citizens but must be able to provide a W-9 with a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or EIN (after selection).
  • NYFA employees, members of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists’ Advisory Committee, and/or an immediate family member of any of the above cannot apply.


GRANT TIMELINE:

Applications Open: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET

Applications Close: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET

Applicants Notified: Friday, August 5, 2022


REQUEST AN ACCOMODATION:

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: (212) 366-6900 ext 264 (Please call on Mondays from 2pm to 5pm ET)

For accommodation outside of the provided time slot, please email [email protected] to schedule a phone call. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible, and no later than Tuesday, June 14 to allow adequate time for staff to support you in submitting an application before the deadline.

The Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants (AWAW EAG) will provide up to $20,000 to support environmental art projects led by women-identifying artists in the United States and U.S. Territories.


WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Applicants must be women-identifying artists
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older on or before April 12, 2022
  • Applicants must be the project lead, but collaborative projects are eligible and encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must have residence in one of the 50 states, a Tribal Nation, a U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia on the grant deadline
  • Applicants must be a US citizen, permanent legal resident, or O-1 visa holder
  • Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind
  • Applicants can be past recipients of any of NYFA’s and AWAW’s grant programs
  • Recipients of the grant are open to accept additional funds from other donors
  • NYFA and AWAW employees, members of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists’ Advisory Committee, and/or an immediate family member of any of the above cannot apply


WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS ARE ELIGIBLE?

  • Projects must be led by a woman-identifying artist
  • Projects must have a focus on environmental issues. Environmental art projects that qualify for this program may focus on the following themes, but are not limited to:

                    - Regeneration

                    - Eco-social engagement

                    - Decarbonization as decolonization

                    - Ecofeminism

                    - Climate change / climate collapse

                    - Systems-restoration

                    - Interspecies relationships

                    - Natural or built systems

                    - Recycling and repurposing

                    - Clean energy production

                    - Bioplastics

  • The funded project or phase of the project must be completed by June 2023
  • Projects must have a public engagement component in the proposed project that is free to attend
  • Funds must be used to complete the project outlined in the application form. Funds may be reallocated as necessary to complete the project.


GRANT TIMELINE:

Applications Open: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM EDT

Applications Close: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 5:00 PM EDT

Applicants Notified: Tuesday, August 9, 2022


For more information visit: 

https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/anonymous-was-a-woman-environmental-art-grants/


All questions should be directed to [email protected]

The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is a $5,000 grant designed to provide financial support to Canadian women artists ages 25-40 working in any discipline. In 2022 CWC and NYFA will be awarding three (3) $5,000 awards, 1 in each of the following categories:

  1. Visual Arts: Painting, Photography, Craft/Sculpture, Printmaking/Drawing and Interdisciplinary Work
  2. Media and Design: Video/Film, Experimental Sound and Design
  3. Literary Arts: Poetry, Nonfiction, Fiction, or Playwriting/Screenwriting

The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is open to women artists who are:

  1. Canadian citizens, and able to provide proof of citizenship with legal documentation upon receipt of the award.
  2. Between the ages of 25 and 40 by the application deadline.
  3. Current residents of New York state.
  4. Applying in only one of the eligible discipline categories.
  5. The originators of the work, i.e. not awarded to interpretative artists.
  6. Not a previous recipient of the Canadian Women Artists’ Award.
  7. Not NYFA employees, members 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 DISCIPLINES IN VISUAL ARTS CATEGORY:

  • Crafts/Sculpture
  • Interdisciplinary Work
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking/Drawing

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

NYFA is committed to supporting artists from every background, and at all stages in their creative careers. We strongly encourage artists of color, LGBTQ+ artists, artists with disabilities, and artists living outside of the metropolitan area to apply.

To request an accommodation or assistance in applying, please email [email protected]. We ask that requests for accommodation be made as soon as possible, or by Tuesday, August 9, 2022, to allow adequate time for staff to support you in submitting an application before the deadline.

For more information and guidelines, visit www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/canadian-women-artists-award/

The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is a $5,000 grant designed to provide financial support to Canadian women artists ages 25-40 working in any discipline. In 2022 CWC and NYFA will be awarding three (3) $5,000 awards, 1 in each of the following categories:

  1. Visual Arts: Painting, Photography, Craft/Sculpture, Printmaking/Drawing and Interdisciplinary Work
  2. Media and Design: Video/Film, Experimental Sound and Design
  3. Literary Arts: Poetry, Nonfiction, Fiction, or Playwriting/Screenwriting

The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is open to women artists who are:

  1. Canadian citizens, and able to provide proof of citizenship with legal documentation upon receipt of the award.
  2. Between the ages of 25 and 40 by the application deadline.
  3. Current residents of New York state.
  4. Applying in only one of the eligible discipline categories.
  5. The originators of the work, i.e. not awarded to interpretative artists.
  6. Not a previous recipient of the Canadian Women Artists’ Award.
  7. Not NYFA employees, members 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 DISCIPLINES IN MEDIA & DESIGN CATEGORY:

  • Video/Film
  • Experimental Sound
  • Design


ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT
NYFA is committed to supporting artists from every background, and at all stages in their creative careers. We strongly encourage artists of color, LGBTQ+ artists, artists with disabilities, and artists living outside of the metropolitan area to apply.

To request an accommodation or assistance in applying, please email [email protected]. We ask that requests for accommodation be made as soon as possible, or by Tuesday, August 9, 2022, to allow adequate time for staff to support you in submitting an application before the deadline.


For more information and guidelines, visit www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/canadian-women-artists-award/

The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is a $5,000 grant designed to provide financial support to Canadian women artists ages 25-40 working in any discipline. In 2022 CWC and NYFA will be awarding three (3) $5,000 awards, 1 in each of the following categories:

  1. Visual Arts: Painting, Photography, Craft/Sculpture, Printmaking/Drawing and Interdisciplinary Work
  2. Media and Design: Video/Film, Experimental Sound and Design
  3. Literary Arts: Poetry, Nonfiction, Fiction, or Playwriting/Screenwriting

The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is open to women artists who are:

  1. Canadian citizens, and able to provide proof of citizenship with legal documentation upon receipt of the award.
  2. Between the ages of 25 and 40 by the application deadline.
  3. Current residents of New York state.
  4. Applying in only one of the eligible discipline categories.
  5. The originators of the work, i.e. not awarded to interpretative artists.
  6. Not a previous recipient of the Canadian Women Artists’ Award.
  7. Not NYFA employees, members 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 DISCIPLINES IN LITERARY ARTS CATEGORY:

  • Poetry
  • Nonfiction
  • Fiction
  • Playwriting/Screenwriting

 
ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

NYFA is committed to supporting artists from every background, and at all stages in their creative careers. We strongly encourage artists of color, LGBTQ+ artists, artists with disabilities, and artists living outside of the metropolitan area to apply.

To request an accommodation or assistance in applying, please email [email protected]. We ask that requests for accommodation be made as soon as possible, or by Tuesday, August 9, 2022, to allow adequate time for staff to support you in submitting an application before the deadline.


For more information and guidelines, visit www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/canadian-women-artists-award/

RAUSCHENBERG MEDICAL EMERGENCY GRANTS
This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies to artists in financial need, practicing visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, and choreography.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible to apply, you must:
• Be an artist working in visual arts, film/video/digital/electronic arts, or choreography
• Be 21 years or older on the cycle’s deadline
• Reside in the United States, the District of Columbia, a Tribal Nation, or a U.S. Territory
• Have an adjusted gross income of $75,000 or lower for an individual, or $150,000 for joint filers, averaged over the last two federal tax returns
• Your medical emergency and treatment must occur in the U.S. (including D.C., Tribal Nations and U.S. Territories)
• Demonstrate current and ongoing activity in your artistic discipline
• Not be enrolled in any degree-seeking program
For more information visit:
https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/rauschenberg-medical-emergency-grants/

Questions: [email protected]

The first step in applying is to determine your basic eligibility. To be eligible, you must be able to answer "Yes" to these statements. If you can, please continue to complete the application. If you cannot, you are not eligible to apply. Please see our list of other artist emergency resources at https://www.nyfa.org/online-resources/emergency-resources/.
 

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