Established in 1971 by the New York State Council on the Arts as an independent not for profit organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)is to empower artists across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives. We do this through three main program areas: cash grants and fiscal sponsorship, online services and resources, and professional development training.
NYFA Names You Know
New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame, renowned artists -- all of them at one time NYFA-supported, and most in their up-and-coming years, long before becoming prominent. Among them you'll find filmmakers, writers, painters, composers, choreographers, and more. Each began with a creative vision, needing only freedom, time, and reassurance to transfer that inspiration onto canvas, reel, paper or stage.