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Application Tips

Read below for tips on how to make your next NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship application stand out from the crowd, courtesy of the NYFA Grants team.

Representing Your Work Online
Let your work speak for itself clearly and successfully. Read this post for tips to consider when putting together your portfolio for submission.

Advice for the First-Time NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Applicant
Submitting an application for a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship for the first time can be challenging. Read this post for tips that will make your application process smoother.

2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Application Feedback
For the 2018/19 application cycle, NYFA received more than 2,500 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship applications. While we are unable to provide individual feedback based on the tremendous response, we have summarized general feedback from our panelists and provided a few specific takeaways from each discipline.

2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Application Feedback
For the 2017/18 application cycle, NYFA received a total of 3,071 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship applications. In total, we reviewed 12,100 pages of manuscript, nearly 19,710 images, and more than 1,980 minutes of video excerpts! This post includes general insights gained from our panel review process to help you with future grant opportunities.

Work Statements and Cultural Statements
The NYFA Grants team shares tips on writing a Work Statement and guidance in helping you decide if you should include a Cultural Statement in your NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship application.

The Excerpt Explanation and Technical Statement
This post clarifies what an Excerpt Explanation is and provides pointers on what to include in your Technical Statement.

Work Samples: Digital Images and PDF Manuscripts
Get tips for preparing your digital images and PDF manuscript Work Samples, and keep these recommendations in mind as you compile and polish your NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship application.

Work Samples: Video and Audio Files
The NYFA Grants team shares pointers on what to consider when selecting, describing, and uploading excerpts of your work.

Image: detail Christie Neptune (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work '18), She Fell from Normalcy, 2016, three-channel HD video, Image Courtesy: The Rubber Factory

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