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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 2020, in response to COVID-19 the CWC and NYFA will be awarding two (2) $5,000 awards.

The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is open to women artists who meet the following requirements: 

  1. Must be a Canadian citizen, and able to provide proof of citizenship with legal documentation upon receipt of the award.
  2. Must be between the ages of 21 and 35 before the application deadline.
  3. Must be a current resident of New York state.
  4. Must apply in only one of the eligible discipline categories.
  5. Must be the originators of the work, i.e. choreographers or playwrights; not awarded to interpretative artists such as dancers or actors.
  6. Must not be a previous recipient of the Canadian Women Artists’ Award.
  7. Must not be a NYFA employee, member 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 Discipline Categories are:

 Applicants must be able to provide proof of Canadian citizenship upon receipt of the award.

Application Deadlines
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11: 59PM

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