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The Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants (AWAW EAG) provides up to $20,000 to support environmental art projects led by women-identifying artists in the United States and U.S. Territories.


  • Applicants must be women-identifying artists
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older on or before February 21, 2023
  • Applicants must be the project lead, but collaborative projects are eligible and encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must have residence in one of the 50 states, a Tribal Nation, a U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia on the grant deadline
  • Applicants must be a US citizen, permanent legal resident, or O-1 visa holder
  • Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind
  • Applicants can be past recipients of any of NYFA’s and AWAW’s grant programs
  • Recipients of the grant are open to accept additional funds from other donors
  • NYFA and AWAW employees, members of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists’ Advisory Committee, and/or an immediate family member of any of the above cannot apply


  • Projects must be led by a woman-identifying artist
  • Projects must have a focus on environmental issues. Environmental art projects that qualify for this program may focus on the following themes, but are not limited to:

                    - Regeneration
                   - Eco-social engagement
                   - Decarbonization as decolonization
                   - Ecofeminism
                   - Climate change / climate collapse
                   - Systems-restoration
                   - Interspecies relationships
                   - Natural or built systems
                   - Recycling and repurposing
                   - Clean energy production
                   - Bioplastics

  • The funded project or phase of the project must be completed by June 2024
  • Projects must have a public engagement component in the proposed project that is free to attend
  • Funds must be used to complete the project outlined in the application form. Funds may be reallocated as necessary to complete the project.

Applications Open: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 10:00 AM ET
Applications Close: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET*
Applicants Notified: August 2023

*Please note that the application form on Submittable will automatically close and stop accepting applications at this time.

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