Annual Hall of Fame Benefit

NYFA’s Hall of Fame Benefit recognizes visual, literary, and performing artists who have received NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships and have had a profound impact on the arts through their creative work, and patrons of the arts who have championed the value of the arts in the world around us. 


With the novel coronavirus a threat to our public health, we postponed this year’s benefit until next April 2021. We will look forward to inducting our honorees, Kay WalkingStick and Chin Chih Yang, into NYFA’s Hall of Fame at that time and we hope you can join us next year.

As we enter into a time of economic uncertainty, we encourage you to continue to support NYFA so that we may help our constituents in these uncertain times who rely on the resources we provide. We are serving a vulnerable demographic, and now more than ever, we will need your help.


Past NYFA Hall of Fame Inductees include Ida Applebroog, Paul Beatty, Sanford Biggers, James Casebere, Christopher d’Amboise, Anna Deavere Smith, Min Jin Lee, Zhou Long, Christian Marclay, Terry McMillan, Mira Nair, Lynn Nottage, Eric Overmyer, Suzan-Lori Parks, Wendy Perron, Dwight Rhoden, Faith Ringgold, Carolee Schneemann, and Andres Serrano. For more on past year’s winners, visit the NYFA Hall of Fame Inductees Page.

For more information on NYFA’s Hall of Fame Benefit, please contact Kimberly Goodis at [email protected] or 212.366.6900 ext. 207.

Image: NYFA’s 2018 Hall of Fame Benefit, Photo Credit: Jay Brady Photography