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Image: An artwork depicting a slot canyon in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

Online Doctor’s Hours for Visual & Multidisciplinary Artists

Monday, November 22 and Monday, December 6 Doctor’s Hours events will offer remote one-on-one individual consultations with arts professionals. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) will host the next edition of its popular Doctor’s Hours program, which is designed to provide practical and professional advice from industry professionals, online on Monday, November 22 and…

Image: Detail of a black and white photograph by Robert Rauschenberg featuring five dancers from Merce Cunningham's company in various stages of movement wearing all black.

Announcing | Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants

NYFA partners with Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer new emergency grant program that will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers. The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has partnered with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new grant program called Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants. The program will initially provide…

Image: Detail of a photograph of Nigerian-British musician Wunmi, pictured wearing a black leotard with blue and white water pattern and extra-long fringe on the arms that Wunmi pulls taut across the frame.

Conversations | Wunmi

Nigerian-British musician Wunmi on her musical influences, career trajectory, and advice for earlier-stage artists. The music industry is one of the trickiest for artists to navigate, especially for artists hailing from a different nation. To get some insights from someone who’s been there, we spoke with Nigerian-British musician Wunmi about her musical influences, career trajectory,…

Image: Painting by Amy Bennett, with morning light illuminating a breakfast table where a family hunches over their cereal bowls partitioned by cereal boxes. A young girl is standing on a chair pursuing the options of a cupboard.

The Art of the Application | Key Takeaways from the 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Application Cycle

The NYFA Grants team shares tips from 2021 panelists to help make future applications stronger. The 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship concluded in July 2021 with 92 New York State-based artists (including three collaborations) being recognized with $7,000 awards in Fiction, Folk/Traditional Arts, Interdisciplinary Work, Painting, and Video/Film. Courtesy of the NYFA Grants team, we’re sharing…