Call for Submissions: NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship — $7,000 to individual originating artists living and working in New York State
“Established in 1971 as an independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the
state, the mission of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower emerging artists
and arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and
professional development. NYFA serves individual artists through providing financial and
informational assistance across four flagship programs: Fiscal Sponsorship, NYFA Learning,
Online Resources, and Awards and Grants.
For over 30 years, in partnership with New York State Council on the Arts, the New York
Foundation for the Arts has awarded Artist Fellowships of $7,000 to individual originating artists
living and working in New York State and/or Indian Nations located therein for unrestricted use.
The Fellowship award accepts submissions in 15 different disciplines, with 5 disciplines reviewed
each year on a rotating three-year cycle. NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are awarded to eligible
artists of all career levels regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexuality, ability/disability,
financial standing, or geographic location.
NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are not project grants. T hey are intended to fund an artist’s
vision as displayed across a single criterion of work.
NYFA is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their
professional careers. In 2017, NYSCA/NYFA awarded 92 Fellowships to 95 awardees with 3
collaborations, totaling an amount of $644,000. “