NYFA: New York Foundation for the Arts
Address One Lombard Street, Suite 305
San Francisco,CA 94111-1130
Phone Number (415)398-4474
Fax Number (415)986-4779
TTY Number (000)000-0000
Email [email protected]
Website http://www.creativeworkfund.org
Executive Director Ms. Frances Phillips
Founding Year 1994
Incorporating Year 0
Mission Statement Celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual inquiry and the strengthening of communities.
Program Name Creative Work Fund
Program Contact
Program Phone 415-402-2793
Program Email
Year Program Founded 1994
Description of Program The Creative Work Fund awards grants that range in size from $10,000 to $40,000 for projects in which artists and nonprofit organizations are working closely together to create new art works. Any kind of nonprofit organization is eligible to apply to collaborate with an artist.
Conditions/Public Service Requirements n/a
Award Website http://www.creativeworkfund.org/before.html
Where does the program take place?
Does this program primarily support the creation of new work? Yes
Support or Services Provided as part of the Program
    Description of Support or Services Each invited project will receive proposal guidelines plus a $200 stipend to offset proposal duplication costs. Funds are awarded to complete a collaboration project; two-thirds of funds must be paid for artists' fees and direct expenses. Receipients meet annually to exchange ideas and discuss their collaborations.
    Amount Awarded by this Program (if an award) 10000.00 - 40000.00
    Related Arts
    Performance Art/Interdisciplinary
    Folk/Traditional Arts
    Media Arts
    Visual Arts
    CaliforniaAnySan FranciscoAny
    Gender No Requirement
    Age No Requirement
    Can Previous Awardees Re-apply? Yes W/ Restrictions
    • No Requirement
    Career Point
    • No Requirement
    Special Population
    • No Requirement
    Other Restrictions The creation of original, new artwork is central to the project. The principal artist functions primarily as an artists, not as a teacher, an art therapist, or in another capacity. An active, authentic dialogue occurs between artists and organizations, and creative, working partnerships are central to the work's development. The organization's constituents are engaged in the artist's work. The project draws upon the artist's creativity and problem-solving abilities. The making of art strengthens a community, draws attention to a critical issue, or engages audiences in new ways. The project challenges artistic imagination and organizational thinking. The project will be presented in San Francisco or Alameda County. At least two-thirds of the grant funds are allocated to the principal artists and their project-related costs.
    Total Number of Applicants (annually) 141
    Total Number of Recipients (annually) 15
    Total Number of Awards (annually) 15
    Total Amount Awarded by this Program (annually) $501,298
    Procedure Application only through 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor/conduit
    Contact Requirements
    Material/Process See website for details on application materials and guidelines: http://www.creativeworkfund.org/howtoapply.html
    Application Fee $0
    Exact Deadline
    Approximate Deadline December
    Rolling Deadline No
    Ideal Contact Month for New Application and Guidelines
    Selection Process/Criteria After the letters of inquiry are screened, the Fund will invite approximately 25 finalists in the performing arts and 25 finalists in the visual arts to submit full proposals. Two panels of arts and community representatives, one in performing arts and one in visual arts, will review the finalists' proposals and recommend awards. Representatives of the participating foundations will approve the final awards. The Fund bases its decisions on evidence of the range and quality of the artist's work; evidence that the project is an authentic collaboration between the lead artists and the organization; evidence that the project stretches organizational thinking and artistic imagination; demonstrated capability of the organization in its field; evidence of fiscal responsibility and sound organizational management; feasibility of the proposed project based on required materials, time line, and budget.
    Notification Process
    Are awardees required to submit a Final Report? True
    Awardee's Public Service Requirement? n/a