New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is a nonprofit service organization that empowers working artists and emerging arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional/organizational development.
NYFA was established in 1971 as an independent nonprofit service organization to serve individual artists throughout New York State. Since then we have extended our programs and services throughout the United States and the international community. Today, NYFA’s programs and resources are far-reaching and are rooted in a wealth of physical and online resources. Each year, NYFA awards $2 million in cash grants to individual visual, performing, and literary artists based in New York State. NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship program, one of the oldest and most reputable in the country, helps national artists and arts organizations raise and manage an average of $4 million annually. NYFA’s Learning programs, including its Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp and Immigrant Artist Mentoring Programs, provide thousands of artists with professional development training and support. NYFA’s website, NYFA.org, is used by more than 1 million people and features more than 20,000 opportunities and resources available to artists in all disciplines.
NYFA’S EQUITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
NYFA recognizes the historic and systemic marginalization of people by race, ethnicity, immigration status, religion, age, geography, ability, sexual orientation, and/or gender and gender-identity. We are committed to providing the necessary resources to empower artists to define and achieve success on their own terms. NYFA will continuously work to identify, acknowledge, understand, and dismantle both our own institutional structures of oppression and those of the larger world. We will strengthen our partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally; only through collective action and collaboration can we revise our practices to uphold the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion.