The NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant program will distribute one-time cash grants of $1,000 to artists with a disability who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis to cover art related expenses. The grant will be open to visual, media, music, performing, literary, and multidisciplinary artists who live in New York State outside of the five boroughs of NYC.
Applicants will need to be practicing artists and be able to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their arts practice and career. Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have participated, created, or maintained their artistic practice and provide documentation from any time over the past 4 years (2018 to date). Applicants are encouraged to share a past public engagement such as an exhibition, show, community-based program, performance, or other public presentation of the artist’s work within their application. Only those who are current New York State residents outside the five boroughs of NYC and have maintained residency for a minimum of twelve months will be considered.
Grant recipients will not be made public, and personal information will never be disclosed or publicized without prior consent.
This program is made possible through New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor’s Office and the New York State Legislature.