Please scroll down to apply for NYFA Grants & Awards that are currently open for submissions. 

For more information about NYFA grant opportunities, as well as the guidelines and eligibility requirements for all the applications below, please visit our website at https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/.

RAUSCHENBERG MEDICAL EMERGENCY GRANTS
This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies to artists in financial need, creating in the visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, and choreography.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible to apply, you must:
• Be an artist creating in visual arts, film/video/digital/electronic arts, or choreography
• Be 21 years or older on the cycle’s deadline
• Reside in the United States, the District of Columbia, a Tribal Nation, or a U.S. Territory
• Have an adjusted gross income of $75,000 or lower for an individual, or $150,000 for joint filers, averaged over the last two federal tax returns
• Your medical emergency and treatment must occur in the U.S. (including D.C., Tribal Nations and U.S. Territories)

• Demonstrate recent and sustained activity in your artistic discipline
• Not be enrolled in any degree-seeking program
For more information visit:
https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/rauschenberg-medical-emergency-grants/

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/.
 

RAUSCHENBERG DANCER EMERGENCY GRANTS
This program provides one-time grants of up to $3,000 to professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the loss or lack of recent/current live performance work, because of circumstances outside of their control. “Dire financial emergencies“ include the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as rental housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, transportation and food. This grant program aims to provide dancers with greater stability to move forward by covering up to three months of essential expenses, recognizing the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the dance sector. You must present an urgent and critical need for emergency support in your application.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
To be eligible to apply, you must:

· Not have previously received a Rauschenberg Emergency Grant through NYFA
· Demonstrate recent and sustained activity as a paid, live dancer in any stage/performance style, including aerial, ballet, hip-hop, jazz, modern, tap, and traditional/folk since at least 2018. You may apply if you perform in a variety of settings (for instance: ticketed stage performances, free street festivals and music videos), as long as you have performed in live, public-facing performances regularly since at least 2018 (at least one paid engagement annually). You do not need to be a full-time dancer, or receive your primary income through your dance performance. Inactivity, or online/streaming activity, during COVID and during the last six months, is allowable. Performances in educational/academic settings, social dance, competitive settings, clubs and commercial settings, exotic dance, commercials and industrials cannot be considered in this history of performing. Self-produced online presentations, and/or performances shared solely through personal websites, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, or other online platforms are not eligible.
· 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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