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Artists' Fellowships

 

For the past 31 years, NYFA has awarded fellowships of $7,000 to individual originating artists living in New York State and/or Indian Nations located in New York State.

NYFA is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. In 2017, NYFA awarded 92 grants to 95 awardees with 3 collaborations totaling an amount of $644,000.

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships, awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period, are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. These fellowships are not project grants but are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development.

NYFA is pleased to announce that the name of this award has changed to NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship. NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are administered with leadership support from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

CURRENT AWARD CYCLE (2017-2018)


APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM (EST).  

2018 NYSCA/NYFA ARTIST FELLOWSHIP CATEGORIES

  • Fiction
  • Folk/Traditional Arts
  • Interdisciplinary Work
  • Painting
  • Video/Film

(Includes the Joanne Chen Fellowship awarded annually to a Taiwanese American artist resident in New York. The winner of this award will receive an unrestricted grant of $7,000.)

2017 NYSCA/NYFA ARTIST FELLOWSHIP

Crafts/Sculpture

Sharif Bey (Onondaga)
Robert Bittenbender (Kings)
Kathy Butterly (New York)
Jack Elliott (Tompkins)
Hiroyuki Hamada (Suffolk)
Dave Hardy (Kings)
Valerie Hegarty (Kings)
Sophie Hirsch (Kings)
Jerome Johnson (Kings)
Robin Kang (Nassau)
Zaq Landsberg (Kings)
China Marks (Queens)
Melanie McLain (Queens)
Shari Mendelson (Schoharie)
Toshiaki Noda (New York)
Kambui Olujimi (Kings)
Peter Opheim (Kings)
Jim Osman (Kings)
Lina Puerta (New York)
Patrick Robideau (Niagara)
Diana Shpungin (Kings)
Elise Siegel (New York)
Kurt Steger (Kings)
Joanne Ungar (Kings)

Finalists
Jarrod Beck (Ulster)
Oasa DuVerney (Kings)
Panagiotis Mavridis (Kings)
Susan Meyer (Columbia)

Panelists
Mikhail Gubin (Queens)
Cal Lane (Putnam)
Ryan Sarah Murphy (Kings)
Armita Raafat (New York)
Kako Ueda (Kings)

Digital/Electronic Arts

Merche Blasco (Kings)
Jeremy Couillard (Queens)
João Enxuto and Erica Love (New York)*
LoVid (Suffolk)*
Melinda Hunt (Westchester)
Zohar Kfir (Kings)
Jen Liu (Richmond)*** 
Amelia Marzec (Kings)
Eva and Franco Mattes (New York)*
Joseph Morris (Kings)
Ziv Schneider (Queens)
Pascual Sisto (Kings)
Christopher Woebken (New York)

Finalists
Anthony Graves and Carla Herrera-Prats - Camel Collective (Queens)*
DeeDee Halleck (Ulster)
Mattia Casalegno (Kings)

Panelists
Peter Burr (Kings)
Heather Bursch (Kings)
Moo Kwon Han (New York)
Gabriela Monroy (Kings/International)
Boryana Rossa (Onondaga)

Nonfiction Literature

Humera Afridi (New York)*** 
Jennifer Baker (Queens)
Ava Chin (New York)
Mitchell Jackson (New York)
T Kira Madden (New York)
Alia Malek (Kings)
Joseph Osmundson (New York)
Brice Particelli (New York)
Ross Perlin (Queens)
Hugh Ryan (Kings)
Aurvi Sharma (New York)
Neda Toloui-Semnani (Kings)
Kelly Tsai (Kings)**
Alejandro Varela (Kings)
Katherine Zoepf (New York)

Finalists
Brian Castner (Erie)
Lisa Chen (Kings)
Rong Xiaoqing (Queens)

Panelists
Shahnaz Habib (Kings)
Abeer Hoque (Kings)
Annie Lanzillotto (Westchester)
Thaddeus Rutkowski (New York)
Eben Wood (Kings)

Poetry

Desiree C. Bailey (Queens)
Jennifer Bartlett (Kings)
Wo Chan (Kings)
Alan Davies (New York)
Joey De Jesus (Queens)*** 
Betsy Fagin (Kings)
Jameson Fitzpatrick (Kings)
Harmony Holiday (New York)**** 
Jake Matkov (Kings)
Uche Nduka (Kings) Allyson Paty (Kings) Tommy Pico (Kings)
Jayson Smith (Kings)
Ann Stephenson (New York)
Bridget Talone (Queens)
Michelle Whittaker (Suffolk)
Samantha Zighelboim (New York)

Finalists
Ana Bozicevic (Kings)
Krystal Languell (Kings)
Asiya Wadud (Kings)

Panelists
Albert Abonado (Monroe)
Rosebud Ben-Oni (Queens)
Rachel McKibbens (Monroe)
Stacy Szymaszek (Kings)
Matvei Yankelevich (Kings)

Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts

Richard Barlow (Otsego)
Alex Barry (New York)
Natalie Beall (Dutchess)
Thalia Chantziara (New York)
Amanda Church (New York)
Amy Cutler (Kings)
Terry Conrad (Saratoga)
Donna Diamond (Bronx)*** 
Mark Dion (New York)
Mark Ferguson (Kings)
Johanna Goodman (Rockland)
Ellen Grossman (New York)
Takuji Hamanaka (Kings)
Amir Hariri (Queens)
Carla Rae Johnson (Westchester)
Cotter Luppi (Columbia)
Kymia Nawabi (Kings)
Susan Rostow (New York)
Jennifer Schmidt (Kings)***** 
Charlotte Schulz (Westchester)
Sean Sullivan (Ulster)
Dannielle Tegeder (New York)
Scott Teplin (Kings)

Finalists
Nicole Maloof (New York)
Debra Priestly (Ulster)

Panelists
Perry Angelora (Kings)
Gil Avineri (New York)
George Hrycun (Allegany)
Svetlana Rabey (New York)
Jen Ray (Queens)

* Collaborating Fellows
**Joanne Chen Fellow: Kelly Tsai (Nonfiction Literature); the Joanne Chen Fellowship is awarded annually to a Taiwanese American artist residing in New York State
***Gregory Millard Fellows: Jen Liu (Digital/Electronic Arts), Humera Afridi (Nonfiction Literature), Joey De Jesus (Poetry), and Donna Diamond (Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts); Gregory Millard Fellowships are awarded annually to New York City residents chosen in several categories. The award was established by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in 1984 in memory of poet and playwright Gregory Millard, who served as Assistant Commissioner of Cultural Affairs from 1978 until his death in 1984 and championed the cause of individual artists. 
****Shelley Pinz Fellow: Harmony Holiday (Poetry) 
*****Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Fellow: Jennifer Schmidt (Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts)

 

 

FUTURE AWARD CYCLES

2019 NYSCA/NYFA ARTIST FELLOWSHIP CATEGORIES

Applications for the 2018-19 award cycle will open in Fall 2018. The following categories will be reviewed:

  • Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design
  • Choreography
  • Music/Sound
  • Photography
  • Playwriting/Screenwriting

2020 NYSCA/NYFA ARTIST FELLOWSHIP CATEGORIES

Applications for the 2019-20 award cycle will open in Fall 2019. The following categories will be reviewed:

  • Craft / Sculpture
  • Digital/Electronic Arts
  • Nonfiction Literature
  • Poetry
  • Printmaking / Drawing / Book Arts

 

ARTISTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Diana Al-Hadid (Crafts/Sculpture)

Desirée Alvarez (Poetry)

Orit Ben-Shitrit (Video/Film)

Mari Jaye Blanchard (Video/Film)

Niki Berg (Photography)

Geoff Chadsey (Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts)

Vince Contarino (Painting)

Daniel Thomas Davis (Music/Sound)

Ella Gant (Digital/Electronic Arts)

Ariana Gerstein (Digital/Electronic Arts)

Kate Gilmore (Interdisciplinary Work)

DeWitt Godfrey (Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design)

Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera (Folk/Traditional Arts)

Hiroyuki Hamada (Crafts/Sculpture)

Amina Henry (Playwriting/Screenwriting)

Susan Karwoska (Fiction)

Joseph Keckler (Interdisciplinary Work)

Rebecca Loyche (Photography)

Aeilushi Mistry (Folk/Traditional Arts)

Edwin Sánchez (Playwriting/Screenwriting)

Amanda Schachter (Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design)

Gwen Welliver (Choreography)

Trustee Liaisons to the Advisory Committee:
Carmelita Tropicana
Dread Scott

FUNDING SUPPORT

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are administered with leadership support from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Major funding is also provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Additional funding is provided by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, the Joanne Chen Foundation, the Estate of Shelley Pinz, and individual donors.

You can join NYFA's generous benefactors in helping artists. Visit our Support pages to learn more about the impact of your gift.

 

ARTISTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

To learn more about our advisors, visit our blog NYFA Current.

Read more here 

 

The NYFA Advisory Committee, appointed by NYFA's Board of Trustees, is an ethnically and geographically diverse group of professional New York State artists who represent all the disciplines in which fellowships are awarded. The Advisory Committee determines policy and procedures for NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships but does not make decisions on individual applicants. The above list represents the Committee roster in 2015-16.

 
Homepage Slider: Angelina Gualdoni (Fellow in Painting '08), Transference in Aurora, Illinois, 2004, Acrylic and oil on canvas