A big congratulations to the 134 artists who received NYFA fellowship grants!
New York, NY â€“ There is a light at the end of the tunnel for 134 artists living and working in New York State. The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has just announced the recipients for its annual fellowship grants of $7,000 apiece to 134 artists recognized for excellence in their given disciplines. The grants total $917,000 and are intended for unrestricted use, meaning that they can be utilized for everything from art materials to rent â€“ which is welcome news for recipients. Artists have been strongly impacted by the economic crisis. A recent survey conducted by NYFA suggested that almost half of the artists living in New York State make less than $25,000 per annum.