New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) gives more support to artists and arts organizations in all disciplines than any other private organization in the country. For more than three decades, NYFA has nurtured the people and environment that make art happen by providing the time and resources for the creative mind and the artistic spirit to flourish. NYFA helps artists move from the moment of inspiration to the completed work of art.
NYFA’s focus is on the artist, particularly those that create new works of art, including painters, poets, choreographers, composers, filmmakers, playwrights, and others who make original art. These originating artists are the source of everything that we as a society call art. Yet with most arts funding directed toward organizations, artists are frequently overlooked. NYFA strives to correct that imbalance by helping exceptional artists bring form and substance to ideas.
NYFA also stands out as a leader in serving the philanthropic community by making it possible for a donor’s passion for the arts to be transformed into grants and programs that support and reinforce the arts in all our lives. As an advocate for the arts, NYFA also plays a pivotal role in engaging and educating the public about the arts.
NYFA serves artists, the arts community, donors, and the broader public by supporting programs in two major areas: Awards & Creative Development and Information & Research.
Awards & Creative Development
Artists & Audiences Exchange
Building Up Infrastructure Levels for Dance (BUILD)
Strategic Opportunity Stipends (SOS)
Information & Research
Teaching Artist Source