Fundraising & Applications

Crowdfunding 101
Crowdfunding Consultant and Artist Daniel Sharp shares what you need to know before launching your next successful crowdfunding campaign.

Five Tips for Smarter (Not Harder) Fundraising
Fundraising for artist projects will no doubt take up time, but it doesn’t need to overwhelm your day-to-day if you think strategically.

Crafting a Year-End Fundraising Strategy
Nearly one third of all charitable donations are given in December. Create a plan to connect with your audience during this crucial time of year.

Don’t Miss a Deadline: Find and Track Applications
This post walks you through several strategies to help you find and manage application deadlines—from developing a routine to creating and updating a submissions calendar and database with a free template to download. 

Being a First-Time NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Applicant
Submitting an application for a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship for the first time can be challenging. Read this post for tips that will make your application process smoother.

Representing Your Artwork Online
Work Samples are an integral part of every NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship application. Read on for tips to consider when putting together your portfolio for submission.

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Application Feedback
The NYFA Grants team distills feedback from the 2018/2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship panel review process to help artists when applying for future grant opportunities.

Making the Match with Supporters
Learn how and where artists and organizations can gain the support they need, with actionable tips for doing so from NYFA’s Madeleine Cutrona.

The Sundance Institute: Programs for Film, Film Music, Theatre, New Media, and Episodic Storytelling
Sundance Institute representatives came to NYFA to share information about opportunities for burgeoning and underrepresented storytellers.

Takeaways from Fiscal Sponsorship’s Grant Writing Workshops
Learn key takeaways from NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship’s two-part Grant Writing Workshop to help artists build the skills needed for funding their own projects. 

Practice, Project, or Both…and Why This Matters
Not sure if what you do is considered a project? Then click the above link for some insights from Sarah Corpron, Former Director of Business Services, on how to tackle this question.

Get the Yes: Application Tips for Writers from BinderCon NYC
Application strategies from the BinderCon NYC session, “Get the Yes: Crafting the Best Application for Residencies, Fellowships, Grants, and Workshops” presented by writers Grace Jahng Lee (IAP ’13) and Glendaliz Camacho.

Am I an “Emerging” Artist?
An #ArtistHotline discussion of the distinction, or lack thereof, between an “emerging” and a “mid-career” artist, and tips for dealing with the ambiguity of these terms when finding and applying for opportunities.

NYFA Source: Travel Grant Tips and Opportunities
Learn how to strengthen your proposal and complete a successful travel grant application.

How to Produce & Fund Your Short Film
Advice for early career filmmakers on funding and producing shorts. Filmmakers Mtume Gant and Rahwa Asmerom share their experiences.

Proposal Writing for Funding Projects
Learn about the components for a successful search and the different types of granting organizations.

Image: Jane South (Fellow in Sculpture ’07), Floor/Ceiling (Detail), 2013