NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships in Digital/Electronic Arts

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships in Digital/Electronic Arts

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship “made a difference in my life, my career, and my art practice.” – Justin Berry (Fellow in Digital & Electronic Arts ‘14)

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are awarded to individual, originating artists living and working in the state of New York, in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period. Disciplines change every year so if you work with Digital/Electronic Arts, this is your time to apply! Recipients will be awarded $7,000 to fund their vision or voice, regardless of the career stage of their artistic development. This is not a project grant. 

Accepted work includes original 2D works created or displayed on computers or other electronic media; works based on 3D computer models; sculptural works; interactive installations including immersive virtual environments; internet projects; hypertext documents; and other image, text, audio or video works rooted in technology. 

Deadline: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Application Materials

  • Work Statement – 200 words
  • Technical Statement – 400 words
  • Cultural Statement – 400 words (optional)
  • Excerpt Explanation – 400 words
  • Resumé/Narrative Bio – 1 page PDF
  • Work Samples – 8 digital images, 2 full-length pieces and 2- 2 min excerpts from full-length pieces

Eligibility Guidelines

  1. You must be 25 years old or older.
  2. You must be a current resident of New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located in New York State for at least the two consecutive years prior to the application deadline.
  3. You must not be enrolled in a degree seeking program of any kind at the time of the application deadline.
  4. You must not have received a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in any discipline in the past five years; 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016, and cannot submit any artwork that has been previously awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in the past.
  5. Artists that have been awarded five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships receive Emeritus Status and are no longer eligible to apply.
  6. You must not be a NYFA employee, member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists’ Advisory Committee, an immediate family member of any of the above, or an immediate family member of a 2016-2017 panelist.

Apply Now!

Review the 2017 Application Overview, the guidelines for Digital/Electronic Arts, and then submit your application. Best of luck!

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program awards $7,000 cash grants to artists living in New York State. Be sure to follow NYFA on Twitter, 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: Justin Berry (Fellow in Digital & Electronic Arts ’14)

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