Grants & Opportunities

About The Program

Responding to emergent opportunities, New York Folklore provides information about funding opportunities to artists and cultural communities. Opportunities can take the form of support for apprenticeships, internships, projects by individual artists, or capacity building support to organizations. New York Folklore continues to serve as a fiscal sponsor for grassroots cultural community organizations.

Current Opportunities

For Folk and Traditional Artists in New York State: NYSCA/NYFA Artists Fellowships

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is an $8,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Tribal Nations located therein.

This grant is awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period (five categories a year) and the application is free to complete. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is not a project grant, but is intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, at all levels of their artistic development.


Application Opens: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 10:00 AM EDT  
Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST*
Applicants Notified: Summer 2024

*Please note that the application form on Submittable will automatically close and stop accepting applications at this time.


The following categories will be reviewed:

  • Fiction
  • Folk/Traditional Arts
  • Interdisciplinary Work
  • Painting
  • Video/Film