NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

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. 

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is not a project grant, but is intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, at all levels of their artistic development. We are now accepting applications in the categories of:

  • Fiction
  • Folk/Traditional Arts
  • Interdisciplinary Work
  • Painting, and 
  • Video/Film 

Applications open: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 10:00AM EDT

Applications close: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:59PM EDT

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

Questions? [email protected]

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Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

CYCLE 6 will open on February 8, 2021 and close on March 1, 2020.

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 2020 CYCLE IS NOW CLOSED

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

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The Canadian Women Artists’ Award

THE 2020 CYCLE IS NOW CLOSED

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

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2020 Application Deadlines
   Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:59PM ET

Fiction Guidelines: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/artist-fellowships/2021-fiction-guidelines/


How to Apply Instructional Video:

Ensure you meet all Eligibility requirements:

  • You are at least 25 years or older.
  • You are a current New York State resident, and/or a resident of one of the Indian Nations located therein.
  • You have lived in New York State, and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein for the past two consecutive years: all of 2019 & 2020.
  • If you are a past NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow, none of the work samples you have submitted have previously received an award.
  • You are not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind.
  • You are the originator of the artwork submitted.
  • You have not received five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships.
  • You have not received a Fellowship in the last five years, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020. 
  • If you are applying as a collaboration (up to 3 artists working together on a regular basis) all names are listed in your application form.
  • If you have applied in more than 1 category (applicants can apply in up to 2 categories each cycle), you have indicated this in your application form. 
  • You are not a NYFA employee, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists' Advisory Committee, immediate family member of any of the above, or an immediate family member of a 2021 panelist.

 
Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions!


 

2020 Application Deadlines
   Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:59PM ET

Folk/Traditional Arts Guidelines: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/artist-fellowships/2021-folk-traditional-arts-guidelines/


How to Apply Instructional Video:

Ensure you meet all Eligibility requirements:

  • You are at least 25 years or older.
  • You are a current New York State resident, and/or a resident of one of the Indian Nations located therein.
  • You have lived in New York State, and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein for the past two consecutive years: all of 2019 & 2020.
  • If you are a past NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow, none of the work samples you have submitted have previously received an award.
  • You are not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind.
  • You are the originator of the artwork submitted.
  • You have not received five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships.
  • You have not received a Fellowship in the last five years, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020. 
  • If you are applying as a collaboration (up to 3 artists working together on a regular basis) all names are listed in your application form.
  • If you have applied in more than 1 category (applicants can apply in up to 2 categories each cycle), you have indicated this in your application form. 
  • You are not a NYFA employee, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists' Advisory Committee, immediate family member of any of the above, or an immediate family member of a 2021 panelist.

 
Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions!


 

2020 Application Deadlines
   Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:59PM ET

Interdisciplinary Work Guidelines: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/artist-fellowships/2021-interdisciplinary-work-guidelines/


How to Apply Instructional Video:

Ensure you meet all Eligibility requirements:

  • You are at least 25 years or older.
  • You are a current New York State resident, and/or a resident of one of the Indian Nations located therein.
  • You have lived in New York State, and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein for the past two consecutive years: all of 2019 & 2020.
  • If you are a past NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow, none of the work samples you have submitted have previously received an award.
  • You are not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind.
  • You are the originator of the artwork submitted.
  • You have not received five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships.
  • You have not received a Fellowship in the last five years, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020. 
  • If you are applying as a collaboration (up to 3 artists working together on a regular basis) all names are listed in your application form.
  • If you have applied in more than 1 category (applicants can apply in up to 2 categories each cycle), you have indicated this in your application form. 
  • You are not a NYFA employee, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists' Advisory Committee, immediate family member of any of the above, or an immediate family member of a 2021 panelist.

 
Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions!


 

2020 Application Deadlines
   Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:59PM ET

Video/Film Guidelines: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/artist-fellowships/2021-video-film-guidelines/

How to Apply Instructional Video:  


Ensure you meet all Eligibility requirements:

  • You are at least 25 years or older.
  • You are a current New York State resident, and/or a resident of one of the Indian Nations located therein.
  • You have lived in New York State, and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein for the past two consecutive years: all of 2019 & 2020.
  • If you are a past NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow, none of the work samples you have submitted have previously received an award.
  • You are not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind.
  • You are the originator of the artwork submitted.
  • You have not received five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships.
  • You have not received a Fellowship in the last five years, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020. 
  • If you are applying as a collaboration (up to 3 artists working together on a regular basis) all names are listed in your application form.
  • If you have applied in more than 1 category (applicants can apply in up to 2 categories each cycle), you have indicated this in your application form. 
  • You are not a NYFA employee, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists' Advisory Committee, immediate family member of any of the above, or an immediate family member of a 2021 panelist.

 
Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions!


 

2020 Application Deadlines
   Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:59PM ET

Painting Guidelines: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/artist-fellowships/2021-painting-guidelines/


How to Apply Instructional Video:

Ensure you meet all Eligibility requirements:

  • You are at least 25 years or older.
  • You are a current New York State resident, and/or a resident of one of the Indian Nations located therein.
  • You have lived in New York State, and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein for the past two consecutive years: all of 2019 & 2020.
  • If you are a past NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow, none of the work samples you have submitted have previously received an award.
  • You are not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind.
  • You are the originator of the artwork submitted.
  • You have not received five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships.
  • You have not received a Fellowship in the last five years, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020. 
  • If you are applying as a collaboration (up to 3 artists working together on a regular basis) all names are listed in your application form.
  • If you have applied in more than 1 category (applicants can apply in up to 2 categories each cycle), you have indicated this in your application form. 
  • You are not a NYFA employee, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists' Advisory Committee, immediate family member of any of the above, or an immediate family member of a 2021 panelist.

 
Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions!


 

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