NYFA Emergency Relief Fund
Supported by Warhol, Rauschenberg and Lambent Foundations,
5/20/13: UPDATED GUIDELINES POSTED
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Andy Warhol Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Lambent Foundation (a project of the Tides Center) established an Emergency Relief Fund, administered by NYFA to assist artists with damages and losses. As of the end of April, the original funding for this program has been completely disbursed, having provided support for 372 artists in NY, NJ, and CT in the months after the storm.
We are pleased to report that we have received additional funding from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and The Booth Ferris Foundation to continue providing awards through the Emergency Relief Fund.
Eligible artists can be working in any discipline, but must reside in one of the five boroughs of New York City.
Damages are broadly defined and include, but are not limited to: damage to physical work; damage to homes/studios/other facilities; loss of equipment or supplies; loss of income, and reimbursement for cancelled performances/appearances/engagements. We anticipate the overwhelming majority of grants will range between $1,000 and $5,000
Please note that in order to be eligible for relief funding, applicants must meet the following maximum income requirements:
Artists will be asked to:
- Individual: $69,720
- Family of 2: $79,680
- Family of 3: $89,640
- Family of 4: $99,600
1. Describe the damage sustained as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Tell us the dollar amount of the damage and your method for determining the total.
2. Tell us if they have applied to other funds or organizations to cover this loss. If so, indicate where and the status of the request (amount received, application pending, application declined).
3. Include any appropriate support materials (pay stubs, photos, receipts, contracts, etc.) as well as, a current resume/bio or link to artist website. Without these materials, the application cannot be reviewed
4. Upload a 2011/2012 Tax Return to establish income eligibility (REQUIRED)
A separate fund has been established for arts organizations; for information email firstname.lastname@example.org.