The New York Foundation for the Arts
|Key people||Michael L. Royce, Executive Director|
emerging arts organizations and Visual 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 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.
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, Information and Research and Programs and Awards. 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).
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.