The Artists’ Fellowship

The Artists’ Fellowship

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The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.


  • Emergency financial assistance for artists in need
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  • Open to all professional visual artists who make their livelihood through sales as reported on a Schedule C with a U.S. Federal tax return
  • Must create art for sale through galleries, private commission or reproduction in mass media. Concentrations including sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, art photography, fine art ceramics, mixed media, installations, and video are deemed eligible by The Artists’ Fellowship
  • The “need” must be current and documented, not anticipated
  • Hobbyists, flea market brokers, agents and other creators of art with no record of sales as documented by a Schedule C from a U.S. Federal tax return are NOT eligible
  • Performance artists, dancers, writers, poets, make-up artists and filmmakers are NOT eligible
  • The Artists’ Fellowship does not provide aid for scholarships, residencies, art study, art projects, exhibitions, art supplies, schooling or travel
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  • A downloadable version of the application can be found  here. Complete and mail with all necessary supporting documents to: Artists' Fellowship, Inc. 47 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003
  • All applicants will receive notification of award status from The Artists’ Fellowship by mail

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A signed copy of household's most current IRS tax return(s) and Schedule C. You must upload the entire tax document and you will need to provide an explanation if you do not have a Schedule C

A letter detailing the reasons for financial assistance

Copies of official documents supporting the amount requested - these can include but are not limited to the following: 

  • doctor, hospital and other related medical or dental expenses
  •  funeral expenses
  • rent and utility bills
  • repair bills to your home and/or studio

Catalogs from exhibitions, magazine articles, or documentation that validates your professional status

Resumé or CV which should include your exhibition history, awards, fellowships, permanent collections or anything similar

If you do not have a website with your current work, you will be asked to upload 10 photographs (JPEGs of 2mb or smaller)

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