NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship 2023 cycle is now open. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 at 5:00PM ET.

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $8,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein.

For more information, please visit: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/artist-fellowships/ 

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2023 Queens Arts Fund

The 2023 Queens Arts Fund (Arts Access Grant and New Work Grant) will open Tuesday, November 8th at 10AM ET. The deadline to apply is Thursday, January 5th, 2023 at 5:00PM ET.

Queens Arts Fund (QAF) offers project-based grants to Queens-based artists, artist collectives, and small non-profit organizations to support the local production of artwork and cultural programs that highlight, engage, and bolster the diverse communities of the Queens borough.

For more information, please visit: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/queens-arts-fund/

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Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

Cycle 15 is now closed. Cycle 16 will open November 29, with a deadline of January 13, for emergencies occurring April 1, 2022 and after. 

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 who create in the visual arts, choreography, or film/video/digital/electronic arts. 

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

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Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants

 Cycle 6 is open as of November 9, with a deadline of December 9, for essential expenses between July 1, 2022 and April 30, 2023.

The Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants provides 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 and its consequences. Dire financial emergencies include the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, and food. 

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

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NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant

Cycle 2 is now closed.

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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Panelists are an integral part of the Queens Arts Fund grant-making process. Panelists are artists, cultural workers, educators, and community leaders who are familiar with Queens and care about the people who live there. Panelists carefully review and pre-score QAF applications and participate in a virtual panel review meeting.

Panel nominees should be reliable individuals with a commitment to the arts, knowledge of Queens communities, and expertise in an artistic discipline, arts administration, and/or community arts programming. We encourage people in the early stages of their professional or creative careers to serve on panels as a professional development experience. Priority is given to panelists who are residents of Queens or who work within the borough.

NYFA assembles diverse panels, considering gender, ethnicity, cultural background, and geographic location. Panelists’ names are kept confidential until the awards are announced.

2023 QAF Grant applicants are eligible to serve as 2023 panelists; their applications will be reviewed in a panel session separate from the panel on which they serve.


Panelist Responsibilities:

  • Attend a virtual Panel Orientation meeting prior to receiving applications for review
  • Review and score up to 40 applications at your own pace within a three-week period of time
  • Participate in a virtual day-long Panel Discussion meeting to select recipients and recommend funding
  • Availability during January - March 2023


Panelists receive an honorarium based on the number of applications reviewed, and public recognition for their panel participation at the time of recipient announcement.


NOMINATION DEADLINE: December 13, 2022 11:59PM EST

*Early submissions are encouraged. If all spots are not filled by the deadline, nominations will remain open. NYFA staff will reach out to submitted nominees on a rolling basis, no later than January 2023 if they are selected for a panel.


All questions should be directed to [email protected].

The New Work Grant supports emerging individual artists and artist collectives of all artistic disciplines in their creation of new work. “New Work” is defined as work that has not been produced or presented to an audience before. New Work Grants offer project-based financial support of $3,000.

All QAF applicants are required to attend a live info session or watch a recorded info session. Any one member of an artist collective or collaboration may attend or watch an info session on behalf of their group. Attend or view an info session here.


WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Artists who live in Queens or who have a full-time studio lease in Queens (PO boxes are not accepted)
  • Artist collectives or collaborations must designate one Queens-based artist as the “lead applicant” who applies on behalf of the group and meets all eligibility requirements
  • Artists working in any artistic discipline
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by December 31, 2022.



GRANT TIMELINE:
Applications Open: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 10:00 AM EST
Applications Close: Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST
Applicants Notified: April 2023


Visit NYFA's website for more information: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/queens-arts-fund/new-work-grant/


Questions? Email [email protected]

The Arts Access Grant supports community-based organizations and collectives in their efforts to produce public arts and cultural programs that bolster the cultural vibrancy of the Queens communities and neighborhoods where they are located and operate. Applicants may submit grant requests for $1,000 to $5,000.


All QAF applicants are required to attend a live info session or watch a recorded info session. Any one member of an artist collective or collaboration may attend or watch an info session on behalf of their group. Attend or view an info session here.


WHO CAN APPLY?

  • The organization or collective applying must have existed for at least one year.
  • Nonprofit organizations that apply must be a 501(c)3 and must provide proof of nonprofit status with a 501(c)3 determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Applicants must have an operating budget of less than $100,000 in at least two of the last three years.
  • Applicants must be located/based in Queens and show proof of a Queens address in the application.
  • Applicants can make only one project request that does not exceed $5,000.
  • Applicants must designate a “Lead Applicant” to complete the Arts Access application and act as the point person throughout the selection process.
  • Lead applicants must be at least 18 years of age by December 31, 2022.



GRANT TIMELINE:
Applications Open: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 10:00 AM EST
Applications Close: Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST
Applicants Notified: April 2023


Visit NYFA's website for more information: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/queens-arts-fund/arts-access-grant/


Questions? Email [email protected]

2023 Application Deadline:
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 5:00PM ET

CRAFT/SCULPTURE Guidelines here.
Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions!

Ensure you meet all Eligibility requirements:

  • Age 25 years or older by the application deadline date.
  • Current residents of New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located in New York State.
  • Must have maintained New York State residency, and/or residency in one of the Indian Nations located therein, for at least the last two consecutive years (2021 & 2022).
  • If you are a past NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow, none of the work samples you have submitted have previously received an award.
  • Not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind.
  • Are the originators of the work (i.e. choreographers or playwrights, not interpretive artists such as dancers or actors).
  • Have not received five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships.
  • Did not receive a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in any discipline in the past five consecutive years: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 or 2022. 
  • Cannot submit any work samples that have been previously awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship.
  • While collaborating artists are eligible to apply, the total number of collaborators cannot exceed three.
  • Applicants can apply in a maximum of 2 categories each cycle
  • Are not a current NYFA employee or have been in the last 12 months, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists’ Advisory Committee, immediate family member of any of the aforementioned, or an immediate family member of a 2023 panelist.

For questions, please email [email protected]

2023 Application Deadline:
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 5:00PM ET

DIGITAL/ELECTRONIC ARTS Guidelines here.
Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions!

Ensure you meet all Eligibility requirements:

  • Age 25 years or older by the application deadline date.
  • Current residents of New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located in New York State.
  • Must have maintained New York State residency, and/or residency in one of the Indian Nations located therein, for at least the last two consecutive years (2021 & 2022).
  • If you are a past NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow, none of the work samples you have submitted have previously received an award.
  • Not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind.
  • Are the originators of the work (i.e. choreographers or playwrights, not interpretive artists such as dancers or actors).
  • Have not received five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships.
  • Did not receive a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in any discipline in the past five consecutive years: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 or 2022. 
  • Cannot submit any work samples that have been previously awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship.
  • While collaborating artists are eligible to apply, the total number of collaborators cannot exceed three.
  • Applicants can apply in a maximum of 2 categories each cycle
  • Are not a current NYFA employee or have been in the last 12 months, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists’ Advisory Committee, immediate family member of any of the aforementioned, or an immediate family member of a 2023 panelist.

For questions, please email [email protected]

2023 Application Deadline:
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 5:00PM ET

NONFICTION LITERATURE Guidelines here.
Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions!

Ensure you meet all Eligibility requirements:

  • Age 25 years or older by the application deadline date.
  • Current residents of New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located in New York State.
  • Must have maintained New York State residency, and/or residency in one of the Indian Nations located therein, for at least the last two consecutive years (2021 & 2022).
  • If you are a past NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow, none of the work samples you have submitted have previously received an award.
  • Not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind.
  • Are the originators of the work (i.e. choreographers or playwrights, not interpretive artists such as dancers or actors).
  • Have not received five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships.
  • Did not receive a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in any discipline in the past five consecutive years: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 or 2022. 
  • Cannot submit any work samples that have been previously awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship.
  • While collaborating artists are eligible to apply, the total number of collaborators cannot exceed three.
  • Applicants can apply in a maximum of 2 categories each cycle
  • Are not a current NYFA employee or have been in the last 12 months, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists’ Advisory Committee, immediate family member of any of the aforementioned, or an immediate family member of a 2023 panelist.

For questions, please email [email protected]

2023 Application Deadline:
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 5:00PM ET

POETRY Guidelines here.
Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions!

Ensure you meet all Eligibility requirements:

  • Age 25 years or older by the application deadline date.
  • Current residents of New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located in New York State.
  • Must have maintained New York State residency, and/or residency in one of the Indian Nations located therein, for at least the last two consecutive years (2021 & 2022).
  • If you are a past NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow, none of the work samples you have submitted have previously received an award.
  • Not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind.
  • Are the originators of the work (i.e. choreographers or playwrights, not interpretive artists such as dancers or actors).
  • Have not received five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships.
  • Did not receive a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in any discipline in the past five consecutive years: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 or 2022. 
  • Cannot submit any work samples that have been previously awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship.
  • While collaborating artists are eligible to apply, the total number of collaborators cannot exceed three.
  • Applicants can apply in a maximum of 2 categories each cycle
  • Are not a current NYFA employee or have been in the last 12 months, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists’ Advisory Committee, immediate family member of any of the aforementioned, or an immediate family member of a 2023 panelist.

For questions, please email [email protected]

2023 Application Deadline:
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 5:00PM ET

PRINTMAKING/DRAWING/BOOK ARTS Guidelines here.
Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions!

Ensure you meet all Eligibility requirements:

  • Age 25 years or older by the application deadline date.
  • Current residents of New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located in New York State.
  • Must have maintained New York State residency, and/or residency in one of the Indian Nations located therein, for at least the last two consecutive years (2021 & 2022).
  • If you are a past NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow, none of the work samples you have submitted have previously received an award.
  • Not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind.
  • Are the originators of the work (i.e. choreographers or playwrights, not interpretive artists such as dancers or actors).
  • Have not received five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships.
  • Did not receive a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in any discipline in the past five consecutive years: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 or 2022. 
  • Cannot submit any work samples that have been previously awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship.
  • While collaborating artists are eligible to apply, the total number of collaborators cannot exceed three.
  • Applicants can apply in a maximum of 2 categories each cycle
  • Are not a current NYFA employee or have been in the last 12 months, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists’ Advisory Committee, immediate family member of any of the aforementioned, or an immediate family member of a 2023 panelist.

For questions, please email [email protected]

RAUSCHENBERG DANCER EMERGENCY GRANTS
This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. “Dire financial emergencies“ include the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as rental housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, transportation and food. If you were displaced due to COVID, expenses to enable you to return to your working home base are eligible. You must present an urgent and critical need for emergency support in your application.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible to apply, you must:

• · Demonstrate recent and sustained activity as a professional dancer in any stage/performance style, including aerial, ballet, hip-hop, jazz, modern, tap, and traditional/folk. This is defined as being a paid dancer over at least the last three years in public-facing performances (outside of academic settings). Inactivity, or online/streaming activity, during COVID is eligible. Self-produced online presentations and/or performances shared solely through personal websites, Instagram or Facebook are not eligible. Your resume/bio must include: Title/production/event, company (if applicable), your position/role, location (city/town and state), date(s) for each engagement.
· Live in one of the 50 states, a tribal nation, a U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia on the grant deadline
· Be 21 years or older on the grant deadline
· Have adjusted gross annual income of $75,000 or lower for an individual, or $150,000 for joint filers, averaged over the last two federal tax returns
· Provide a W-9 with a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or EIN if you are funded
· Not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program
· Request expenses that have been/will be incurred in the U.S.

For more information visit:
https://www.nyfa.org/rdeg


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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