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Canadian Women Artists' Award

NYFA offers inaugural Canadian Women Artists' Award.

The $5,000 award is designed to provide financial support to an emerging or early career artist working in any discipline, and can be used in any manner the recipient deems necessary to further her artistic goals. It is supported by funding granted to NYFA by the Canadian Women's Club (CWC) of New York as a way to continue its philanthropic work when it disbanded.

The Canadian Women Artists' Award is open to female Canadian citizens between the ages of 21 and 35 who are living and working in New York, Connecticut, or New Jersey, including students in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. All applicants must be able to provide proof of Canadian citizenship.


The application for the 2017-2018 cycle is open through June 30, 2017. The application for the 2018-2019 award cycle will open in Fall 2017.


  • Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design
  • Choreography
  • Crafts/Sculpture
  • Digital/Electronic Arts
  • Fiction
  • Folk/Traditional Arts
  • Interdisciplinary Work
  • Music/Sound
  • Nonfiction Literature
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Playwriting/Screenwriting
  • Poetry
  • Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts
  • Video/Film

Deadline: June 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM (EST)



Image Credit: Naomi Harris (NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Photography '13); Self Portrait with Mum/Fantasy Land Hotel, West Edmonton Mall, Alberta; 2011; C-Print