Apply Now | The Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art

Apply Now | The Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art

This $5,000 award, administered by NYFA, is open to painters in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the creation of the Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art, a $5,000 award for painters living in the United States and U.S. Territories who are working in the New Surrealist style. The award program will be administered by NYFA with funding provided by the Gu Family of the Recharge Foundation. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST, with full application details available at

The Recharge Foundation is a private non-profit organization that aims to promote cross-cultural craftsmanship preservation and create dialogues between antiques, high jewelry, fine arts, and technology. Founded as a private archive from a single family and an affiliate organization of Recharge Capital, Recharge Foundation evolved from a family passion to a platform with international ambitions. In addition to special projects and exhibitions, the foundation provides grants like the Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art to support contemporary artists, craftsmen, and designers.

“We’re thrilled to help support the work of an individual artist through the Recharge Foundation Fellowship,” said Lorin Gu, Founding Partner of Recharge Capital and a member of NYFA’s Board of Trustees. “This fellowship represents an important facet to Recharge Foundation’s work, and one that will celebrate ingenuity in a style that really fascinates,” Gu continued.

The New Surrealist style is an extension of the Surrealist movement, where artists combine relatable imagery in uncanny and unexpected situations within their work. Students in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs are eligible to apply for the Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art, however applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the application deadline.

“NYFA is grateful to Lorin and the Recharge Foundation for their generosity in creating and funding this award,” said Michael L. Royce, Executive Director, NYFA. “It reinforces NYFA’s mission to serve and empower working artists, and will help to recognize an individual talent in the field of painting with funds that they can use to further their artistic voice and vision,” he added.

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