ADDITIONAL RELIEF FUNDING AND GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS

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We are sharing this valuable information from our friends at NYFA.

All questions should be directed to NYFA via email fellowships@nyfa.org
FOR: ARTISTS IN NEW YORK STATE &
OUTSIDE OF NEW YORK CITY
Applications Close: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT
The JGS Fellowship for Photography is a $7,000 cash grant open to New York State photography artists living and working outside of New York City. The Fellowship will be awarded to five artists working in traditional and experimental photography or any form in which photographic techniques are pivotal. The support for this funding is provided by The Joy of Giving Something (JGS). Link to the application form: https://apply.nyfa.org/submit/157495/jgs-fellowship-for-photography-2020
FOR: ARTISTS IN NEW YORK STATE 
Applications Close: Wednesday May 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT
The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is open to emerging or early career women identifying artists in New York State. The $5,000 award is designed to provide financial support to an emerging or early career artist working in any discipline, and can be used in any manner the recipient deems necessary to further their artistic goals. It is supported by funding granted to NYFA by the Canadian Women’s Club (CWC) of New York as a way to continue its philanthropic work when it disbanded. In 2020, the CWC and NYFA will be awarding two $5,000 cash awards. Link to the application form: https://apply.nyfa.org/submit/161344/canadian-women-artists-award-2020
Applications Accepted in Three Cycles:
Cycle I: May 5 – May 6
Cycle II: May 19 – May 20
Cycle III: June 2 – June 3
The Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts will distribute one-time unrestricted cash grants of $2,000 each to Tri-State non-salaried workers in the visual arts who have experienced financial hardship from lack of income or opportunity as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis. Applicants need to be freelance, contract, or non-salaried in one of the following areas:
archivists, art handlers, artist/photographer’s assistants, cataloguers, database specialists, digital assets specialists, image scanners/digitizers, and registrars. The $1,250,000 fund was established by The Willem de Kooning Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Teiger Foundation, and the Cy Twombly Foundation, as part of their respective COVID-19 relief efforts. Application questions and requirements can be viewed here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/NYFA_WebAssets/Pictures/7b009d68-b4cf-41de-bb69-d5d348de816f.pdf
FOR: ARTISTS IN THE U.S. AND U.S. TERRITORIES
Applications close: once 600 applications are received.
The Maurice Sendak Foundation has partnered with NYFA to launch an emergency relief grant program to support children’s picture book artists and writers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The program will distribute unrestricted grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to artists who have experienced financial hardship from loss of income as a direct result of the crisis. The program is open to children’s picture book artists and writers over the age of 21 in the United States and territories. Link to the application form: https://apply.nyfa.org/submit/164232/maurice-sendak-foundation-emergency-grant
Next Round Opens: May 18, 2020
The Rauschenberg Emergency Grants program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies. The grants are available to visual and media artists and choreographers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories. There is no deadline; applications will be accepted and reviewed by the panel on a monthly basis beginning in late May/early June 2020. This program is supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and was developed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that Rauschenberg Emergency Grants are not for lost wages. Application forms will be available on May 18 here: https://apply.nyfa.org/submit
Visit the Huntington Arts Council Artist Opportunities page for additional opportunities that are updated regularly. Stay strong, stay safe and keep creating!