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New York State Arts
A service to the hundreds of cultural organizations described on their site, and to the public they serve. It is a celebration of the cultural richness and diversity of the Empire State and an invitation to visitors from around the world. This site is presented in cooperation with I Love NY, which offers complete visitor information. The Alliance for the Arts will also post occasional information about the health and contributions of the arts industry.

New York Foundation for the Arts
NYFA Source is the most extensive national directory of awards, services, and publications for artists. Listings include over 4,200 arts organizations, 2,900 award programs, 4,200 service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists across the country. More programs are added every day.

New York Foundation for the Arts /Classifieds
NYFA. Reach the Arts. Post: Job openings, services and event listings online. It is easy to reach more than 1.5 million artists, arts administrators and arts lovers: 1. log in, 2. Pick the type of listing at:, 3. Enter you listing in the online form. Ask around. List again and again. The quality and quantity of responses are simply amazing.


Artists’ Fellowship.
Limited financial aid in event of disability, serious illness, or bereavement. Mature visual artists.
Artists’ Fellowship, Inc., 47 Fifth Ave, NY, NY 10003.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund.
Emergency assistance. Immediate loans, booth fee waivers, material/equipment discounts. Professional crafts people.
CERF, PO Box 838, Montpelier, VT 05602.
(802) 229-2306

Change, Inc.
Emergency grants up to $500. Medical, living, etc. for Artists.
Change, Inc., PO Box 54, Captiva, Fl 32924.
(212) 473-3742

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.
Grants up to $12,500 (Canadian). Visual arts, no abstract. Work done in last 3 years. Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, 184 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3H 1E4.
(514) 937-9225

The Indian Affairs Committee of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Modest stipends to artists/students in visual, performing, literary and media arts.
Sue Wolf, Staten Island Monthly Meeting, PO Box 050181, Staten Island, NY 103095. (718) 720-0643 Email:

Gottlieb Foundation.
Emergency assistance due to unforeseen, catastrophic incidents. Painters, sculptors with 10+ years of work.
Gottlieb Foundation, Inc., 380 W Broadway, NY, NY 10012.
(212) 226-0581

Jerome Foundation Grant
The Jerome Foundation supports programs in dance, literature, media arts, music, theater, performance art, the visual arts, multidisciplinary work and arts criticism and makes grants to support the creation and production of new artistic works by emerging artists living in Minnesota and New York City.

New Native Artist Exchange - National Travel Fund
The Native Artist Exchange, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), provides support for Native artists residing in any of the 50 United States to travel to different regions of the country so that they may exchange artistic knowledge and skills. This fund is designed to encourage and assist American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian artists, and provides an opportunity for Native artists to teach, learn, and collaborate in traditional and/or contemporary Native art forms through travel from one region to another across the nation.

New York Council for the Humanities.
Major Grants up to $20,000 deadling March 15 and September 15. Mini Grants up to $2500 rolling deadlines.
New York Council for the Humanities,
150 Broadway, Suite 1700, NY, NY 10038.
(212) 233-1131 or Fax (212) 233-4607

PEN Writers Fund/Fund for Writers and Editors with AIDS.
The PEN Writers’ Fund is an emergency fund for professional—published or produced—writers in acute, emergency financial crisis. Funds up to $2000. Deadline July 15
PEN American Center
568 Broadway, NY, NY 10012-3225.
(212) 334-1660


Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Various grants in: Radio, Television, Audience Research, System Support, Management, or Consulting RFPs
Office of Education and Programming, CPB, 401 Ninth St NW, Washington DC 20004-2037.
(202) 879-9600

Creative Capital Foundation
February 2011: Accepting letters of inquiry in Film/Video and Visual Arts. February 2012: Accepting letters of inquiry in Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature, and Performing Arts

Birdsong Micropress Winter 2010 Poetry + Prose Contest
New York literary zine birdsong is now accepting submissions for our Winter 2010 Poetry + Prose Contest. A prize of $50, publication in birdsong #14, 10 complimentary copies of the zine (edition of 200, full color, screenprinted cover), and a featured spot in our Brooklyn reading series in mid-December will be awarded a single person in each category. Deadline: 1 October 2010

En Foco
New Works, En Foco’s Photography Awards, is an annual program open to American photographers of African, Asian, Latino/a, Native American and Pacific Islander heritage. The goal is to create or complete an in-depth photographic series which explores themes emanating from personal experiences. Three photographers will be selected from a national call for entries to receive an honorarium, photographic supplies (varies according to funding year), technical assistance, a photographer’s page on, and a culminating group exhibition in the New York area. No fee. Deadline: July 31, 2010.

First Peoples Fund
Cultural Capital - September 1. Artist In Business Leadership - September 1.
P.O. Box 2977, 601 12th Street, Suite 3 Rapid City, SD 57709-2977
Tel. (605) 348-0324, (202) 879-9600

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation supports multiple funding programs: Presenting Touring and Exhibiting; Artists Support Projects and Residencies; Knowledge Building; Special Projects. Various deadlines and project dates, guidelines available at thier website.

Empowering, Educating, Entertaining through Native media
Forum with various funding opportunities, Various Deadlines

National Endowment for the Arts
Funding opportunities in Arts Education, Dance, Design, Folk & Traditional Arts, Literature, Local Arts Agencies, Media Arts: Film/Radio/Television, Museums, Music, Musical Theater, Opera, Presenting, State and Regional, Theater, Visual Arts. Upcoming

Seventh Generation Fund
General Support Grants, Training & Technical Assistance Grants.
Deadlines: February 1, June 1, October 1, & open.


Millay Colony for the Arts offer residencies to up to seven composers, writers, visual artists, and hybrid practitioners from all stages of career and every community each month April through November.   Deadline: October 1st, Click Here to apply.
The Millay Colony for the Arts, 454 East Hill Rd., Austerlitz, NY 12017

The Actors Fund is currently accepting applications for The Aurora Residence West 57th Street & 10th Avenue, Manhattan. The Actors Fund’s Aurora is a supportive, shared housing residence that provides affordable housing for low income professionals in the performing arts, senior citizens and individuals with AIDS. The Aurora features 24-hour security, modern appliances, central heating and air-conditioning as well as on-site supportive services. Many apartments have terraces and feature spectacular Manhattan views. Call The Aurora intake department 212.262.4502 or download an application on the web at Actors Fund Aurora (PDF)

Jalom. Residency program, professional visual artists, writers, musicians. Enables participants to study Mexican and Mayan cultures. Residencies one to two months. Marietta Bernstorff, Coordinator, Jalom Artist Residency Program, Callejon Amapola #7, Barrio Cuxtitali, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 29230.

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.
Furnished studios, rent/utilities free. Creative artists. Avgerage of three months. Anual Deadline January 18 and June 1st. The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, PO Box 545, Taos, NM.

Yaddo Artists Community.
Screenwriters/film/video makers. Two weeks to 2 months, October to May. Deadline: Jan 1, Aug 1.
Yaddo, Box 395, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-0395.
(518) 584-9746

MacDowell Colony.
Contact for eligibility. Limited travel funds available. Deadlines Jan 15, Apr 15, Sept 15.
Admissions Coordinator, The MacDowell Colony, 100 High St, Peterborough, NH 03458. (603) 924-3996

Light Work Artist in Residence Program.
Photographers, related media artists. Housing, studio space, $1200 stipend, one-month residency. Submit slides, resume, letter of intent. No deadline
Light Work, 316 Waverly Ave, Syracuse, NY 13244. (315) 443-2450

WIA-American Indian Community House, Inc.
Performers may receive up to $250 toward their careers. Documented American Indians who live in New York City, Long Island and lower Westchester County, NY.
American Indian Community House, Inc. 11 Broadway, 2nd Fl. New York, NY. 10004. (212) 598-0100
Ext. 228-Jim Cyrus Ext. 220-Steve Elm.


The Autry National Center.
Visiting Scholar Fellowship, Autry Summer Fellowship, Los Angeles Westerners Fellowship Autry National Center, Jonathan Heritage Foundation Fellowship.
Deadline Dec 31, 2009

Norman Mailer Writer's Colony
Provincetown Mass. Norman Mailer Center and Writer's Colony.
Summer Fellowship four weeks July 5 - Aug 1. Deadline March 13
Fall Winter Spring Fellowship two weeks up to two months Oct 1 - May 1. Deadline Nov 1


CBS News Internship Program.
Grad/undergrad students. Broadcasting, Communications, Journalism. Rolling deadlines, Summer application by Feb 28. Eldra Rodriguez Gillman, Dir. Professional Advancement and Internships, CBS News, 2020 M Street, NW, Washington DC 20036. (202) 973-0768 or Fax: (202) 331-1791

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center.
Internship Deadlines April 1, August 1, December 1.
Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, Suite 602, NY NY 10012.
(212) 431-1130 Email:


DGA - Assistant Director Training Program.
Two year, hands-on training program for advancement in the motion picture industry as an Assistant Director. Deadline January 12.
(212) 397-0930

American Film Institute Professional Training Division.
American Film Institute, 2021 Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
(213) 856-7600

Workshops, training, for video production.
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NY NY 10013-4435.
(212) 966-4510 or Fax: (212) 219-0248

Foundation Center
Calendar of grant, proposal and fundraising workshops, seminars, webinars and trainings.
79 Fifth Avenue/16th Street New York, NY 10003-3076
(212) 620-4230

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center.
Classes in audio/video synchronization, multimedia production, audio pre-production. Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, Suite 602, NY NY 10012. (212) 431-1130

Norman Mailer Center
Provincetown Mass. Norman Mailer Center.
See schedule of week long writing workshops.


Free dancers and musicians resource sponsored by Exploring the Metropolis, Inc. Lists over 800 rehearsal/performance spaces throughout the five boroughs. Exploring the Metropolis, 61 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor, NY NY 10010-4246. (212) 886-2503. Fax: (212) 737-1496
For NYC music places:
For dance spaces:


American Indian Graduate Center
The only national non-profit organization dedicated to aiding Indian graduate students in all fields of study.
1-800-628-1920 or (505) 881-4584, (505)884-0427 fax

Native American SUNY, Western Consortium.
Comprehensive listing of scholarships, grants, internships for Six Nations and other eligible Native student. Native American SUNY: Western Consortium, E-116 Thompson Hall, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY 14063. (716) 673-3170 or (800) 851-5020 or Fax (716) 673-3478


Actors Fund of America.
Artists Health Resource Center. 1501 Broadway, Suite 518, NY, NY 10036.

American Craft Council.
Professional member services. Group health, dental, life, property, casualty, liability.
American Craft Council, 21 S. Eltings Corner Rd, Highland, NY 12628.
(914) 883-5218 or (800) 724-0859

Health Care Insurance For Artists.
Major medical, HMO, PPO, emergency care options.
Olde Economie Risk Management, 511 State Street, Baden, PA 15005.

Offering affordable health insurance to small employers, sole proprietors and individuals who meet criteria.
(866) 432-4859

Music Cares Over the years, the music industry has evolved into an amazing worldwide network of individuals and multinational conglomerates grossing over $50 billion a year. Yet, disturbingly, the very people whose creativity and ingenuity fuel this massive cash machine have few places to turn in troubled times. The tragic health and financial hardships faced by too many members of our musical family prompted the Recording Academy's establishment of the MusiCares® Foundation in 1989. It is the mission of MusiCares to ensure that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical or personal crisis. Its primary purpose is to focus the attention and resources of the music industry on human services issues that directly impact the health and welfare of music people. MusiCares


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
1 East 53rd Street, 6th Floor, NY, NY 10002.
(212) 319-2787

Albany-Schenectady League of Arts, Inc.
Services limited to league members in the 11 county Albany-Schenectady region. 19 Clinton Ave, Albany, NY 12207.
(518) 439-5380