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Awards and Grants

Each year, NYFA provides over $650,000 in cash grants to individuals pursuing artistic excellence in all forms, as well as a variety of artist-in-residence opportunities.

NYSCA/NYFA ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS

NYFA provides unrestricted grants of $7,000 to New York-based artists through NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships. First launched in 1985, the program has provided over $27 million in unrestricted cash grants to artists in 15 disciplines at critical stages in their creative development. The funds are unrestricted, and can be used in any manner the artists deem necessary to further their careers.

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.

The extensive list of past awardees includes the winners of five Academy Awards, five Tony Awards, eight Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards ,and 15 MacArthur ''Genius'' Fellowships. The funds are unrestricted, and can be used in any manner the artists deem necessary to further their careers.

SOME FELLOWS YOU'LL RECOGNIZE

THE BASIL H. ALKAZZI AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

Established and funded by Artist Basil H. Alkazzi, this award provides a total of $40,000 to two New York painters. All who apply for NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship program in Painting have the option to apply for this award. This award will also be offered during the 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship cycle.

NYFA IN RESIDENCE

NYFA offers national and international residencies to artists working in all disciplines. We partner with visual, performing, and literary arts organizations and institutions to send artists across the world and into a variety of communities. Find out more here.

 
Image credit, at top: 2013 / sacrifice.v03, by José Carlos Casado (Fellow in Video/Film, 2012)