Keep NYS Creating Project Grant
WHO CAN APPLY?
REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY
Q: Who can apply for the grant?
A: Only past applicants to the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship from 2018, 2019 and 2020 who are current residents of one of the eligible New York State regions. In order to be considered, applicants must be able to demonstrate how their project was disrupted by COVID-19, and how the funds will help them continue the project. Please review the full list of eligibility criteria before applying.
Q: What does NYFA define as a project?
A: For this grant, a project is defined as a current artistic/creative activity, including individual or community based, that has a public benefit, demonstrates deliverables, includes a project budget, and is not commercial in nature.
Recipients will be asked to share their project outcomes, along with a budget detailing how the funds were spent, in a report within the year.
Q. What type of project expenses are eligible?
A: The fund can be used for appropriate expenses that will allow you to continue your project, including artist fees, rent for studio/space, supply and material purchases, equipment hire, assistant fees, etc. If you have a question of whether your project expenses will be considered eligible, please contact us at [email protected].
Q: What type of project expenses are not eligible?
A: Large electronic/technology purchases, travel or accommodation expenses, reimbursement for past expenses, all non-project related expenses, activities occurring outside of New York State, etc.
Q: What specific artist disciplines may apply?
A: Artists working in any of the following discipline categories may apply:
Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design, Choreography, Craft/Sculpture, Digital/Electronic Arts, Fictions, Folk/Traditional Arts, Interdisciplinary Work, Music/Sound, Nonfiction Literature, Painting, Photography, Playwriting/Screenwriting, Poetry, Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts and Video/Film.
Q: What regions of New York State are eligible for this award?
A: Applicants need to be living and working in the following areas across New York State:
Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital District, Hudson Valley, and Long Island.
Q: What types of documentation will I need to provide as evidence of my residence in a New York Region?
A: Evidence submitted must:
This evidence can be but is not limited to:
Applicants will need to provide two documents from the past 12 months, June 2019 to June 2020.
Q: What file types can I upload to my application form?
A: The application form accepts the following file types: PDF, JPG, DOC, DOCX, and weblinks.
Q: Where do I find the application?
A: A link to the application will appear on this page beginning Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT.
Applicants will need to select the “Apply Now” button which will be added to this webpage on June 9.
Q: When will recipients be notified?
A: We anticipate applicants will be notified the first week of July 2020.
Q: Is this income taxable?
A: Though NYFA will not be issuing a 1099 on this COVID-19 related grant, we cannot advise on individual tax matters. Please consult your personal financial manager or tax accountant. Note: All recipients will be asked to complete a W-9 for NYFA’s internal processing.
Q: How will applications be selected for funding?
A: Once applications close, applications will be reviewed for completeness and eligibility. Qualifying applicants will be selected through a drawing.
Q: Can you explain your review process?
A: All applications will be reviewed for eligibility. Subsequently, entries from each region will be selected through a drawing to ensure that all regions are equally represented and that early submissions are not given undue advantage over those submitting materials towards the end of the cycle. This ensures equal opportunity among applicants of different geographic location, physical ability, cultural background, or economic circumstance.
Q: If I receive a grant, will there be reporting requirements?
A: Yes. All grant recipients will be asked to provide a brief report including expenses within the year, verifying how the funds were used to support their artistic project. Recipients will be provided with more detailed instruction upon notification of their award.
Q: What can I use the funding for?
A: This fund is intended to help applicants continue the project outlined in their application. The final report will ask applicants to specify how they spent the funds, and describe their project outcomes.
Q: I have received a recent Grant from NYFA and or NYSCA, am I still eligible?
A: Yes, all past recipients of either NYFA or NYSCA grants who meet the above eligibility requirements are welcome to apply.
NYFA or NYSCA employees, members of the NYFA Board of Directors, Artists' Advisory Committee, the NYSCA Council, and/or an immediate family member of any of the previous are not eligible to apply.
Email [email protected].