NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships: How to Apply

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships: How to Apply

Join us as we walk you through the application process.

Artists working in Crafts/Sculpture, Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts, Nonfiction Literature, Poetry, or Digital/Electronic Arts are encouraged to apply for 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships

Fellowships are awarded in 15 different disciplines over a three-year period, and give individual originating artists living and working in New York State $7,000 in cash awards for unrestricted use. These Fellowships are not project grants, but are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice regardless of their level of artistic achievement. The application deadline is Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM (EST).

Not sure where to begin and whether you are eligible to apply? Check out our handy Artist Fellowship Application Tutorial video featuring a step-by-step guide for how to apply. 

If you still have questions, tune into the following video featuring Jacque Donaldson, Program Officer, Fellowships/Curatorial (previously recorded via Facebook Live). You’ll learn about applying for the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship, and will hear Jacque’s answers to questions about the application process from potential applicants.

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program awards $7,000 cash grants to artists living in New York State. Be sure to follow NYFA onTwitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the latest updates.


This program is made possible through New York State Council on the Arts, State & Local Partnerships with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Image: Shih Chieh Huang (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ‘14)

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