Now in its 42nd year, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) gives more money and support to individual living artists of all disciplines than any other organization in the country: a total of nearly $7 million in grants and services annually. NYFA serves individual artists through financial and informational assistance, and fosters their freedom to develop and create.
For the past 28 years, NYFA has awarded Artists' Fellowships of $7,000 to individual originating artists living in New York State and/or Indian Nations located in New York State. NYFA is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. In 2012, NYFA awarded 94 Fellowships to 95 artists; there was one collaboration.
Artists' Fellowships 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.