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NYFA's online application is now open!
Oct 19th, 2011

Artists' Fellowships are $7,000 unrestricted cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York.

Grants are awarded in 15 artistic disciplines, with applications accepted in five categories each year. Since the awards began in 1985, NYFA has awarded over $22 million to over 3,788 artists.

Peer review panels select up to 100 Fellows each year based on artistic vision, the goal being to buy recipients creative time to continue making work.

The Fellowship award is free for artists to apply!

Please go to nyfa.org/afp to apply and to review application guidelines.

The following categories will be reviewed during the 2011 - 2012 cycle:

  • Painting
    Painting applicants also have the option to apply for the Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence in Painting, awarding two painters with an award of $20,000 each.
  • Fiction
  • Interdisciplinary Work
  • Folk/Traditional Arts
  • Video/Film

DEADLINES:

December 15, 2011 at 11:59 p.m.

  • Painting
  • Fiction

December 16, 2011 at 11:59 p.m.

  • Interdisciplinary Work
  • Folk/Traditional Arts
  • Video/Film

NYFA’s 2012 Artists’ Fellowships are administered with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.