NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

2021 CYCLE WILL OPEN ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2020

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

The Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts will distribute one-time unrestricted cash grants of $2,000 to Tri-State non-salaried workers in the visual arts who have experienced financial hardship from loss of income or opportunity due to canceled work as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis. 

Applications are open to freelance, contract, or non-salaried archivists, art handlers, artist/fine art photographer’s assistants, cataloguers, database specialists, digital assets specialists, image scanners/digitizers, registrars, arts educators, arts publication editors and arts curators.

Applicants must be current residence of the tri-state area, (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) and must have experienced loss of income, from canceled work or opportunities for the period of March 1, 2020 to December 14, 2020.

Please review grant guidelines before applying: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/tri-state-relief-fund-to-support-non-salaried-workers-in-the-visual-arts/

Application Opens: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT

Application Closes: Monday, December 14, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT

Applicants Notified: Friday, January 15, 2021

Questions? [email protected]

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Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

CYCLE 5

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. 

Applications Open: Wednesday, December 2, at 11:00am (EDT)

Applications Close: Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (EDT)

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.

An application form will be available on Wednesday, December 2. 

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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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The Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts will distribute one-time unrestricted one-time cash grants of $2,000 each to freelance, contract, or non-salaried Archivist, Art Handler, Artist/Fine Art Photographer’s Assistant, Cataloguer, Database Specialist, Digital Assets Specialist, Image Scanner/Digitizer, Registrar
In addition, this final cycle will also accept applications from freelance, contract, or non-salaried: 

  • Arts educators
  • Arts publication editors, and 
  • Arts curators.

More information on these areas of work are listed in the FAQs.

For full guidelines, please visit: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/tri-state-relief-fund-to-support-non-salaried-workers-in-the-visual-arts/

GRANT TIMELINE:

Applications open: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 10:00AM EDT

Applications close: Monday, December 14, 2020 at 11:59PM EDT

Applicants notified: Friday, January 15, 2021

WHO CAN APPLY?

Eligible Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Documented loss of income, from cancelled work or opportunities anytime during the period of March 1, 2020 to December 14, 2020.
  • Experienced dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • They are a current resident in the Tri-State area.
  • They are 21 years of age or older. 
  • They can provide a W9 and SSN, ITIN or EIN.
  • They are not an employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of NYFA, nor are they currently connected to The Willem de Kooning Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Teiger Foundation, the Cy Twombly Foundation or the Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation (by employment or freelance work).
  • They have not previously been awarded a relief grant from this fund, The Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts .

Full guidelines and further information can be found on NYFA's website. Please read the webpage before applying. 

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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