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“Twenty-two years ago, before my very first writing commission, before my very first production of a play in New York, before I had an inkling that I was going to forge a life in theater in New York, I received a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship. It was the first grant I ever received. And it was really the first substantial thing and the first time that anyone said that 'you can be a writer.'”

— Lynn Nottage (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting '94, '00)

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Our flagship NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program has supported artists at all stages of their professional careers for more than 30 years. We are proud that many of our past fellows have gone on to become world-renowned artists whose work has touched the lives of many. Each began with a creative vision—in video/film, writing, poetry, painting, composition, choreography, and more—needing only freedom, time, and reassurance to channel that vision through their work.

ILLUSTRIOUS PROGRAM ALUMNI

  • Vito Acconci (Architecture/Environmental Structures ’00)
  • Doug Aitkin (Video '00)
  • Elia Alba (Crafts ’01, Photography ’08)
  • Diana Al-Hadid (Sculpture ’09)
  • Anohni (Performance Art/Emergent Forms '97)
  • Ida Applebroog (Graphics ’86, Painting ’90)
  • Xenobia Bailey (Crafts '93, '99, '00)
  • Paul Beatty (Poetry '93)
  • Ross Bleckner (Painting '85)
  • Suzanne Boganegra (Printmaking/Drawing/Artists' Books '89, '93, '05; Sculpture '01)
  • Zana Briski (Photography '98, '04)
  • James Casebere (Photography '85,'94; Sculpture '89)
  • Billy Collins (Poetry '86)
  • Junot Diaz (Fiction '96)
  • Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio (Architecture '85, '87, '98)
  • Jennifer Egan (Fiction '90)
  • Karen Finley (Conceptual/Performance Art '86; Performance Art/Emergent Forms '90, '95; Performance Art/Multidisiplinary Work '01)
  • Coco Fusco (Nonfiction '91, '14)
  • Phyllis Galembo (Photography '96, '10, '16)
  • Elliot Goldenthal (Music Composition '89)
  • Barbara Hammer (Film '88, '97, '98, '01; Video '92; Video/Film '12)
  • David Hammons (Sculpture '87)
  • Todd Haynes (Film '89)
  • A.M. Homes (Fiction '88)
  • Nina Katchadourian (Video '04)
  • Deborah Kass (Painting '91)
  • Tony Kushner (Playwriting/Screenwriting '87)
  • Barbara Kruger (Interdisciplinary Arts '85)
  • Spike Lee (Film '85)
  • Sherrie Levine (Painting '87)
  • Zhou Long (Music Composition '00)
  • Taylor Mac (Interdisciplinary '09)
  • Christian Marclay (Interdisciplinary Arts '85)
  • Mary Mattingly (Sculpture ’11)
  • Terry McMillan (Fiction '86)
  • Marilyn Minter (Painting '94, '00)
  • Meredith Monk (Music Composition '85, Choreography '96)
  • Mira Nair (Film '88)
  • Shirin Neshat (Photography '96)
  • Lynn Nottage (Playwriting/Screenwriting '94, '00)
  • Tere O'Connor (Choreography '87, 92, '98, '02, 06, '10)
  • Pauline Oliveros (Music Composition '89)
  • Sarah Oppenheimer (Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design '06, '10, '16)
  • Eric Overmyer (Screenwriting/Playwriting '86)
  • Suzan-Lori Parks (Playwriting/Screenwriting '90)
  • Wendy Perron (Choreography '85)
  • Yvonne Rainer (Film '90, '95)
  • Dwight Rhoden (Choreography '98)
  • Faith Ringgold (Painting '88)
  • Saïd Sayrafiezadeh (Playwriting/Screenwriting '96, '06; Fiction '10)
  • Carolee Schneemann (Performance/Multidisciplinary '87)
  • Dread Scott (Sculpture '01, Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work '05, Interdisciplinary Work '12)
  • Andres Serrano (Photography '87)
  • Jean Shin (Crafts/Sculpture '03, Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design '08)
  • Theodora Skipitares (Conceptual/Performance Art '86; Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work '90, '01; Performance Art/Emergent Forms '97; Playwriting/Screenwriting '06)
  • Elizabeth Streb (Choreography '86, '90, '94, '02)
  • Swoon (Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design '13)
  • Julie Taymor (Performance Art/Emergent Forms '89)
  • Carmelita Tropicana (Playwriting/Screenwriting '91)
  • Kay Walkingstick (Painting '92)
  • Fred Wilson (Sculpture '87, '91)

HALL OF FAME

View NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows from years past — now critically acclaimed and established figures — in our Hall of Fame.

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Image Credit: Lynn Nottage (Playwriting/Screenwriting '94, '00), Photo Credit: Carl Timpone/BFA.com.

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