What We're Watching: New Artist Emergency Grant Cycles Live Info Sessions

From New York Foundation for the Arts: In conjunction with the opening of Cycle 17 of our Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants, NYFA has scheduled two live online information sessions. We hope to reach even more artists from across the country who may be eligible, and in need of critical financial support for medical, dental or mental health emergencies. Interested artists can ask questions directly during the sessions; a recording will also be posted online by March 4.

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants Cycle 17 is open through March 17. These national grants of up to $5,000 support direct treatment expenses for medical, dental or mental health emergencies that occurred July 1, 2022 or later; the deadline is January 13, 2023. Choreographers, those creating in the visual arts, and those creating in the film/video/electronic/digital arts, living anywhere in the U.S., D.C, US territories, or tribal nations are eligible. Cycle 18 will open April 18, with a deadline of May 19, for emergencies occurring September 1, 2022 and later. Two live online information sessions will be held for interested artists – no registration is required:

Guidelines and the online application are here: https://www.nyfa.org/rmeg; a recording of the information session will be posted March 4.

Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants Cycle 8 opens March 21. These are one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers, dancers who have had paid engagements since at least 2019, but don’t necessarily have performing as their primary career or source of income. The program is open to dancers who have experienced dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, including lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, and food. Cycle 8 will be open March 21 through April 28, 2023. Program guidelines, an informational video, and the online application are here: https://www.nyfa.org/rdeg.

Both of these programs are open to artists living anywhere in the U.S, its territories, tribal nations, and the District of Columbia. Artists with disabilities, artists of color, and artists living outside of New York are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information, email emergencyfunds@nyfa.org, or call 212/366-6900 x 239.