The New York Foundation for the Arts

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The New York Foundation for the Arts
Founded July 1971
Founder(s) Ted Berger
Penelope Dannenberg
Key people Michael L. Royce, Executive Director
Focus(es) individual artists
emerging arts organizations and Visual Arts
Performing arts
Literary Arts
Business of Art
Method(s) Grants, Services, Programs
Motto The New York Foundation for the Arts' mission is to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives.

The New York Foundation for the Arts[1] is one of a network of national not-for-profit arts organizations founded to support individual artists and emerging arts organizations by providing them with Grants and services. NYFA maintains U.S' largest searchable database of resources and opportunities, NYFA Source.[2]


NYFA was founded in 1971 by the New York State Council on the Arts as an independent organization to facilitate the development of arts activities throughout the State. NYFA currently has 3 main program areas: Fiscal Sponsorship,[3] Information and Research[4] and Programs and Awards.[5] NYFA supports approximately 5,200 artists through merit-based programs, including Artists' Fellowships, Fiscal Sponsorship, Strategic Opportunity Stipends, and Building Up Infrastructure Levels In Dance (BUILD).

Notable artists[edit]

Artists who have received support from NYFA early on in their careers include Spike Lee, David Hammons, Meredith Monk, Julie Taymor, Suzan-Lori Parks, Jennifer Egan, Tony Kushner, Andres Serrano, Todd Haynes, and many other visual artists, writers, choreographers, architects, filmmakers, and inter-disciplinary artists.


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