The JGS Fellowship for Photography

The JGS Fellowship for Photography is a $8,000 cash grant open to New York State photography artists living and working outside of New York City.

The Fellowship is awarded to five artists working in traditional and experimental photography or any form in which photographic techniques are pivotal. The support for this funding is provided by The Joy of Giving Something (JGS).


Applications Opened: Tuesday, March 26
Applications Closed: Tuesday, May 21
Applicants Notified: Fall 2024


The JGS Fellowship for Photography is open to New York State photography artists, living and working anywhere in the following New York State regions: Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital District, Hudson Valley and Long Island.

  • Applicants must work in photography. Traditional and experimental photography or any form in which photography or photographic techniques are pivotal, if not exclusive, is eligible.
  • Applicants must be current full-time residents of New York State and have lived full-time in one of the regions listed above for a minimum of 12 months at the time applications close (residents of New York City are not eligible to apply for this award).
  • Applicants must live in one of the following counties: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming, and Yates.
  • Applicants must be at least 25 years of age at the time the application closes.
  • Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind.
  • Applicants can be past recipients of any NYFA grant or fellowship programs, except past recipients of the JGS Fellowship for Photography.
  • Applicants cannot be a NYFA employee, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists’ Advisory Committee, and/or an immediate family member of any of the above.


Maureen Beitler

Larry Gonzalez

Lindsay Morris

Rebecca Soderholm

Amrita Stützle


Adrianna Ault

Ryan Frigillana


Adrian Javon

Funmi Oladipo


Zana Briski

Widline Cadet

Ahndraya Parlato

Joshua Rashaad McFadden

Jeannette Rodríguez Píneda


Email [email protected].

Image Credit: Penelope Umbrico (NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Photography ’10); 6, 063, 750 Suns from Flickr (Partial) 8/26/09, 2007-09, C-Print