Choreographers: Apply Now for a NYFA Fellowship
Receive a $7,000 cash award for your unrestricted use
The NYFA Artists’ Fellowships choreography category accepts work in all performance genres in which movement-based forms are primary.
Applicants should apply with 1-2 full length video samples of their dance pieces and a 2-minute excerpt from each. If you are submitting just one full length video sample, you may supply two excerpts from that sample.
A full list of application requirements can be found on the application site:
Deadline: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 11:59PM
This three-part article on How to Create a Performing Arts Video Work Sample gives tips to performing artist on documenting their work and could be useful towards your application.
“I’m grateful there exists an organization which recognizes artists who weave art forms together, as I do with music composition, imagery and choreography. To be able to receive unrestricted financial support is really a blessing. After all, at the end of the day, I am really just an artist, and it’s nice to not be pigeon-holder as a certain kind when seeking funding. Creativity comes in many forms and NYFA recognizes that.”
– Meredith Monk (Fellow in Choreography ‘96)
Join the ranks of these renowned NYFA Fellows in Choreography:
- Tere O’Connor (Fellow ‘10, ‘06, ‘02, ‘98, ‘92, ‘87)
- RoseAnne Spradlin (Fellow ‘13, ‘06, ‘98)
- Trisha Brown (Fellow ‘85)
- Elizabeth Streb (Fellow ‘02, 94, ‘90, ‘86)
- Annie-B Parsons (Fellow ‘13, ‘06, ‘00)
- Ishmael Houston Jones (Fellow ‘89, ‘85)
- Luciana Achugar (Fellow ‘08)
- Kyle Abraham (Fellow ‘10)
- Stephen Petronio (Fellow ‘04, ‘85)
- Shen Wei (Fellow ‘00)
Email [email protected] for any questions.
Artists’ Fellowships, awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. Artists’ Fellowships are not project grants but are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development.
NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowships are administered with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.
Image credit: Okwui Okpokwasili (Fellow in Choreography ‘13), Bronx Gothic, 2012