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April 02, 2020

Anonymous Was a Woman Announces COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant

Anonymous Was a Woman (AWAW), an unrestricted grant program, has partnered with The New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) to unveil an emergency relief grant program to support women visual artists over the age of 40 who have experienced financial hardship from loss of income or opportunity due to the COVID-19 crisis. This program will distribute $250,000 in grants, up to $2,500 apiece. Funds will be awarded to eligible applicants in the order in which applications are received.

Applicants must be:

  • Visual artists identifying as women (who work in Digital/New Media, Drawing, Film/Video, Installation, Painting, Photography, Sculpture).
  • 40 years or older on the date their application is submitted
  • Able to demonstrate activity in their artistic discipline over the past 5 years
  • Show documented losses of income for the period of February 1 - July 30, 2020
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents in any of the 50 states, District of Columbia or U.S. territories

A link to the application will appear on this page beginning Monday, April 6th at 10:00 AM and will close on Wednesday, April 8th at 6:00 PM.

Click here for more information on application requirements and FAQs.

All questions about the grant program should be directed to: AWAW@nyfa.org

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