NYFA Emergency Relief Fund Application Now Open

The application for the NYFA Emergency Relief Fund for artists in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York affected by Hurricane Sandy is now available. Visit www.nyfa.org or www.artspire.org for details. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and grants made every two weeks.

In addition to the extraordinary generosity of the institutional funders cited above, we have been tremendously moved by the outpouring of support from artists and the arts community to support those in need. A number of groups have held or scheduled fundraisers or auctions, donated sale proceeds, or otherwise contributed to the fund. Any individuals, organizations or companies interested in making contributions or planning special events to benefit the fund can either donate online (please check the Relief Fund box) or contact Director of New Initiatives Dena Muller at dmuller@nyfa.org for further information on ways to participate.

In addition to these direct grants, NYFA has other resources available:

* We have lowered the administration fee on cash flow loans we provide to organizations to 3% through the end of the 2012 calendar year. For more information this program, visit: http://www.nyfa.org/level2.asp?id=24&fid=2 or email Sebi Vitale, svitale@nyfa.org.

* Source, our database of opportunities, has a comprehensive list of grant and loan program, housing resources, legal resources and other information, both national and state-by-state, to help artists who suffered loses.