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The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $8,000 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 fifteen 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.
Application Opens: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Application Deadline: Wednesday January 25, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST*
Applicants Notified: Summer 2023
*Please note that the application form on Submittable will automatically close and stop accepting applications at this time.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
- 25 years or older by the application deadline date
- 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 (2021 & 2022)
- Not 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: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022
- 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
- Applicants can apply in a maximum of 2 categories each cycle
- 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 2022-2023 panelist
- Artists that have been awarded five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships receive Emeritus status and are no longer eligible for the award
NYFA only accepts applications online via apply.nyfa.org/submit.
2023 AWARD CYCLE
Applications for the 2022-23 award cycle will open on Tuesday, October 25. The following categories will be reviewed:
- Digital/Electronic Arts
- Nonfiction Literature
- Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts
FUTURE AWARD CYCLES
2024 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Categories
Applications for the 2023-24 award cycle will open in Fall 2023. The following categories will be reviewed:
- Folk/Traditional Arts
- Interdisciplinary Work
2025 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Categories
Applications for the 2024-25 award cycle will open in Fall 2024. The following categories will be reviewed:
- Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design
INFORMATION SESSION DATES
The NYFA Grant’s team will be hosting a series of information sessions designed to help artists build a stronger application. Each live session will have a Q & A section where artists can ask the Grants team questions about the application process.
NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Overview: pre-recorded, please view the info session recording below.
Craft/Sculpture and Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts: please view the info session recording below.
Nonfiction Literature and Poetry: please view the info session recording below.
Digital/Electronic Arts: please view the info session recording below.
Written Statements (General): Thursday, December 15, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET, Register here.
Funder New America Foundation
Deadline February 1, 2023
Funder Type Private Foundation or Non-Profit
Country of Funder United States
Amount Upper: $30,000USD Lower: $15,000USD
Stipends generally fall into the following levels: $15,000-$30,000. The mix of stipends offered to each class varies widely depending on the type of applicants we take on and the funding we procure for that year.
Applicant Type Individuals: Early Career and Emerging in Field; Individuals: Mid-Career to Established in Field
Applicant/Institution Location Unrestricted
Activity Location United States
New America’s Fellows Program invests in thinkers—journalists, scholars, filmmakers, and public policy analysts—who generate big, bold ideas that have an impact and spark new conversations about the most pressing issues of our day.
National Fellows advance ideas through research, reporting, analysis, and storytelling. We look for projects that are original and ambitious, with viable plans for their implementation. There is no set template for a successful fellowship project. Some projects focus on furthering a new public policy idea through either a domestic or international lens, while others illuminate longstanding dilemmas of American life from new angles. Our goal is to find bold, impactful thinkers and to fund them for a year; long enough to make progress on a book, develop a series of articles, produce a documentary, or work on another project that is accessible.
- We consider applications from those who may be based abroad for all or part of the year, and we accept applications from non-US citizens.
- We take on National Fellows at various project stages—from those who are still writing their book (or documentary or other) proposal to those who are well on their way to completing their second or third book. What we do look for is individuals who have well-articulated and compelling ideas that they want to develop.
Please download and review the application instructions before starting your application; Class of 2024 application instructions (PDF).
Unfortunately, due to the volume of interest in the program, we will not be able to take any calls. If you have questions about the program or the application process, please visit our FAQ page as your first source of support.
You can find out more about the Fellows Program by exploring our website, and you can learn more about the types of projects we've supported over the years by reviewing the bios and project summaries of our 2023 Class of New America Fellows, our alumni page, as well as our featured work page.
New America is pioneering a new kind of think and action tank: a civic platform that connects a research institute, technology lab, solutions network, media hub and public forum.