Apply Now | NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design

Apply Now | NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design

Quick tips for making the most of your NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship application in this category, courtesy of the NYFA Grants team.

It’s an exciting time of year for artists across New York State as the 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship application cycle is under way, with applications being accepted in the categories of Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design, Choreography, Music/Sound, Photography, and Playwriting/Screenwriting. 

Consider applying for a $7,000 unrestricted cash award in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design if you’re an artist whose practice is centered around any of the following: the making of spaces and places; furniture design; landscape architecture and design; land art; traditional and experimental forms of architecture; environmental art and design; and interdisciplinary practices that feature strong Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design elements, including works for hire. Work Samples may represent both concept design and constructed projects.

Applicants should only submit work for which they are able to demonstrate that they played the primary design role, either as an individual or as part of a collaboration of up to three people.

Quick Tips for Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design Applicants: 

  • Ensure that you provide enough images to convey the scope and detail of each project in your Work Sample.
  • If you have images of the final project or product, be sure to include them in your work sample alongside your design, draft, or model images.
  • If you decide to include design boards, be mindful of how much information is packed into a single image. It is often difficult to read or understand images that are full of information. Instead, use your Excerpt Explanation to give further context to your Work Samples. Panelists will have the opportunity to review the Excerpt Explanations in the first round of review.
  • Use the Additional Information section to clearly describe important aspects of your work, and to note whether an image shows a completed project, a model, interior/exterior, or template.

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Visit NYFA’s Submittable page to start your application

For more information about the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship, visit our website, view our Fellowships FAQ, and download the application guidelines.

Applications close Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM (EST). 

Past Fellows

Recent distinguished NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows who have been recognized in this award category include:

Ersela Kripa, Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ‘10
Sarah Oppenheimer, Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ‘06, ’10, ’16
Jean Shin, Sculpture ’03 and Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ’08


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: Ian Gerson (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ‘16), Future Floor, 2015, wood, cardboard, neon poster board, black lights, pool of water, found plastic.

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