Applications Open for 2015 NYFA Artists’ Fellowships

Applications Open for 2015 NYFA Artists’ Fellowships

Apply for fellowships in Fiction, Folk/Traditional Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, Painting, and Video/Film.

NYFA Artists’ Fellowships are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York and/or Indian Nations of New York State for unrestricted use.

Grants are awarded in 15 artistic disciplines with applications accepted in 5 categories each year on a 3 year cycle. Artists’ 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. 

In 2014, NYFA awarded 90 grants to 93 awardees with 3 collaborations totaling an amount of $630,000.

NYFA’s online application is now open. Please visit to apply, download the application guidelines and review the FAQ. There is no application fee.

The disciplines that will be reviewed in the 2015 cycle are:

– Fiction

– Folk/Traditional Arts

– Interdisciplinary Arts

– Painting (including the Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence in Painting)

– Video/Film


February 26, 2015 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Folk/Traditional Arts
Interdisciplinary Work

February 27, 2015 at 11:59 PM (EST)



Good luck with your application!

NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowships are administered with leadership
support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.


Image: Jagannath Lairenjam (Fellow in Folk/Traditional Arts, ‘12), Pung Cholom dance.
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