Apply Now for the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

Apply Now for the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

Best of luck with your application!

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships, offered in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period, are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are not project grants but are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the career stage of his or her artistic development.

2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Categories

●      Crafts/Sculpture
●      Digital/Electronic Arts
●      Nonfiction Literature
●      Poetry
●      Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts

(Includes the Joanne Y. Chen Fellowship for Taiwanese-American artists applying in Crafts/Sculpture, Digital/Electronic Arts, Nonfiction Literature, and Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts)

Deadline: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Apply Now

Visit Submittable to start your application here

For more information, about the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship, visit our website here, read our Frequently Asked Questions here, and download the application guidelines via this link.

Application Resources

Mark your calendars and lunch hour for Monday, November 14 from 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM for a special Q&A on Facebook Live led by Director and Curator of Awards and Exhibitions, David C. Terry and Program Officer, Fellowships/Curatorial Jacque Donaldson. Learn about applying for the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship and ask your questions in real time on NYFA’s Facebook page here.

Stop by the NYFA Gallery for DUMBO’s monthly First Thursday Gallery Walk on December 1, 2016 for a free Application Seminar with NYFA Staff. The seminar will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.

Additional application seminars will be announced throughout the duration of the open application.

Best of luck with your application!


NYFA is pleased to announce that the name of this award has changed to NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship. 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.

Image: Javier Pinon (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘07)
Homepage Slider Image: Amanda Mathis (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ‘14)

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