Category: The Art of the Application



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The Essentials: 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

The NYFA Grants team reviews the application process so you can make the most of this year’s award cycle. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $7,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein. This grant is awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a…

The Art of the Application | Work Samples: Video and Audio Files

We’re providing pointers to help you submit your best application. Applicants to the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship who are submitting audio or video work samples are invited to submit up-to 2 longer length work samples. In addition, applicants need to upload two 2-minute excerpts. Excerpts should be taken directly from your longer length work samples. Artists…

The Art of the Application | Work Samples: Digital Images and PDF Manuscripts

Applying for the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship? Here’s how your Work Sample can work for you. In this Art of the Application post, we share tips for preparing your digital images and PDF manuscript Work Samples. Keep the recommendations below in mind as you compile and polish your application. Digital Image Work Samples Whether you choose to…

The Art of the Application | The Excerpt Explanation & Technical Statement

Shine in each aspect of your NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship submission with the latest from the Art of the Application. In this edition of The Art of the Application, we clarify what an Excerpt Explanation is and give pointers on what to include in a Technical Statement. Be sure to always read through the Application Guidelines…

The Art of the Application | Work Statements and Cultural Statements

We’re sharing insider tips for your NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Application. The NYFA Grants team has created a series of blog posts with information to help you prepare the materials needed for your application(s). In this edition of The Art of the Application, we’ll share tips on writing a Work Statement and guidance in helping you…