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Sunday, January 5, 2020

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

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Deadline: January 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST)
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. This grant is awarded in 15 different disciplines over a three-year period (five categories a year) and the application is free to complete. 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.

APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
  • 25 years or older
  • 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 (2018 & 2019)
  • Cannot be 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
  • Did not receive a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in any discipline in the past five consecutive years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019
  • 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
  • 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 2019-2020 panelist
  • Artists that have been awarded five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships receive Emeritus status and are no longer eligible for the award

CURRENT AWARD CYCLE

2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Categories

The 2019-20 award cycle is open now through January 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST). The following categories will be reviewed:
  • Craft/Sculpture
  • Digital/Electronic Arts
  • Nonfiction Literature
  • Poetry
  • Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts