Month: November 2019



Monday Motivation | Write a Memorable Cover Letter

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week: For many positions in the creative sector, a cover letter doesn’t need to be dry in order to be professional. Write a thoughtful cover letter that is specific to the position to which you are applying, and try to include a well-placed interesting detail…

Find New Resources and Enhance Your Fundraising Capacity with NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship

Our next no-fee application deadline is December 31, 2019. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) supports artists across all disciplines by providing resources to help them develop creative projects, build organizations, and craft sustainable careers. We know that fundraising is critical to making your work and that some grants, like those offered by New…

Know Your Rights Sanctuary Training Essentials

Learn basic tips on how to help provide sanctuary and support to immigrant and refugee artists and colleagues. NYFA recently held a two-hour Know Your Rights Sanctuary Training with Ravi Ragbir, director of the New Sanctuary Coalition; Abou Farman, from Art Space Sanctuary; and Geoff Kagan-Trenchard, Esq. from Anti-Violence Project. We’re distilling some of the…

The Art of the Application | Being a First-Time NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Applicant

Read on for tips that will help you navigate the application process. Submitting an application for a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship for the first time can be challenging. See below for tips that will make your application process smoother. Before you start: Read the guidelines to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria! Depending on your discipline, you…

Announcement | Doctor’s Hours On Call and NYFA Coaching are Merging!

Both programs will now provide practical and professional advice under NYFA Coaching. NYFA has merged its Doctor’s Hours On Call and NYFA Coaching programs under the NYFA Coaching umbrella to better serve artists, arts administrators, and arts professionals nationally and internationally. Our goal for every coaching session is to give you personalized feedback specific to…