The Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant for Artists with Disabilities

Applications Open: Tuesday, May 4 at 10:00 AM EDT
Applications Close: Tuesday, June 15 at 5:00 PM EDT

The program will distribute $1,000 to artists with a disability who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis. The program is open to visual, media, music, performing, and literary artists who live in New York City (five boroughs).


WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Applicants must identify as having a disability.
  • Applicants need to be actively creating in visual, media, music, performing, or literary arts.
  • Applicants need to provide documentation of a sustained commitment to their artistic practice from anytime in the past 4 years (2017, 2018, 2019 and/or 2020).
  • Applicants must be 21 years or older on or before Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
  • Applicants need to be current residents of New York City and have maintained residency since July 2020.
  • Applicants can be past recipients of any of NYFA’s grant programs, including 2020/2021 COVID-19 Emergency Grants such as: Anonymous Was a Woman, Maurice Sendak Foundation Emergency Grant, Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts, or Keep NYS Creating.
  • 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).
  • Applicants cannot be an NYFA employee or NYFA Board member or NYFA Advisory Committee member, or an immediate family member nor can they be an immediate family member of the Zydney Family.


Application forms for this program will open on Tuesday, May 4. 

To help you prepare for completing the application form, here is a list of the application questions: https://www.nyfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Application-Questions_-The-Barbara-and-Carl-Zydney-Grant-for-Artists-with-Disabilities-04_19.pdf

Visit the website: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/the-barbara-and-carl-zydney-grant-for-artists-with-disabilities/

Questions? [email protected]

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The Canadian Women Artists’ Award

The 2021 cycle will open on Wednesday, March 24 and close Wednesday, June 30 2021 at 5PM, EST.

The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is open to emerging or early career female artists in New York State.

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. 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 2021, two $5,000 awards will be distributed.


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Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

CYCLE 8 will open on Tuesday, June 8 at 10AM

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

Applications are open to artists nation wide. 

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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JGS Fellowship for Photography

The 2021 cycle will open on April 7, 2021 and close June 30, 2021

The JGS Fellowship for Photography is a $7,000 cash grant to be awarded to five (5) New York State-based photography artists who are living and working outside New York City.

Applications are open to photographers from the following New York State regions: Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital District, Hudson Valley and Long Island.

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

Guidelines: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/the-jgs-fellowship-for-photography/application-guidelines/

Questions? Email [email protected] 


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NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship 2021 cycle is closed. The 2022 cycle will open in late Fall, 2021.

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

Questions? [email protected]

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2021 Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5:00PM EDT

The JGS Fellowship for Photography is open to New York State photography artists, living and working anywhere in the following New York State regions:

  • Western New York
  • Finger Lakes
  • Southern Tier
  • Central New York
  • North Country
  • Mohawk Valley
  • Capital District
  • Hudson Valley, and 
  • Long Island


Ensure you meet all Eligibility requirements:

  • Must work in photography. Traditional and experimental photography or any form in which photography or photographic techniques are pivotal, if not exclusive is eligible.
  • Need to be a current full-time resident of New York State and have lived full-time in one of the regions listed above for a minimum of 12 months at the time applications close.
  • Must live in one of the following counties: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming, and Yates.
  • Be at least 25 years of age at the time the application closes.
  • Cannot be enrolled in a degree program of any kind.
  • All past recipients of any NYFA grant or Fellowship are eligible to apply.
  • Cannot be a past recipient of the JGS Fellowship for Photography
  • Cannot be a NYFA employee, members of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists' Advisory Committee, and/or an immediate family member of any of the above.


Download a full copy of the 2021 guidelines here: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/the-jgs-fellowship-for-photography/application-guidelines/

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 2021 CWC and NYFA will be awarding two (2) $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

The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is open to women identifying 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. 


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 Monday, May 24, 2021, to allow adequate time for staff to support you in submitting an application before the deadline.

ELIGIBLE DISCIPLINES IN MEDIA & DESIGN CATEGORY:

  • Video/Film
  • Experimental Sound
  • Design


Application Deadlines

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM



Visit our website for more information.

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 2021 CWC and NYFA will be awarding two (2) $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 


The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is open to women identifying 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.

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 Monday, May 24, 2021, to allow adequate time for staff to support you in submitting an application before the deadline. 


ELIGIBLE DISCIPLINES IN VISUAL ARTS CATEGORY:

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

 
APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5.00PM

Visit our website for more information and guidelines.

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

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:


  • Open to visual and media artists and choreographers with limited resources
  • Open to artists who reside in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories, and are 21 or older.
  • Open to artists with adjusted annual gross income of $75,000 or lower, or $150,000 for joint filers, averaged over the last two federal tax returns. 
  • The medical emergency must have occurred November 1, 2020 or later, and treatment must be received in the US, US Territories, or District of Columbia.
  • Applicants must demonstrate current and ongoing activity in artistic discipline/s.
  • Applicants cannot be enrolled in any degree-seeking program.
  • Artists of color, artists with disabilities, and those living outside of the East and West coasts are particularly encouraged to apply.

 For more information visit:
https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/rauschenberg-medical-emergency-grants/

Questions: [email protected]
 

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