New York Foundation for the Arts

The New York Foundation for the Arts’ mission is to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives. NYFA was established in 1971 by the New York State Council on the Arts as an independent organization to facilitate the development of the individual artist throughout the state. NYFA’s ability to provide Fiscal Sponsorship to individual artists and emerging organizations was established in 1976, and NYFA currently sponsors more than 368 Artists’ Projects and 52 Emerging Organizations, in addition to supporting many others through its core programs.

NYFA Source, a free, searchable online database of funding and other resources, serves more than 10,000 artists monthly in the visual, performing, media and literary arts nationwide. NYFA Learning also offers professional development opportunities through the Business of Art conferences and Leaders Circles program for arts professionals. Today, NYFA continues its history of serving artists, the arts community, donors, and the broader public, following 36 years of responding to the changing needs of the arts community in New York State. NYFA is proud to provide organizational strength and a record of solid leadership in its many roles as grantor, fiscal sponsor, community leader, and professional resource for the extensive constituency of artists, arts organizations and communities in New York and beyond.

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