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Women Film Artists Over 40: Anonymous Was A Woman Emergency Relief Grant Opportunity

This program will distribute $250,000 in grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to women-identifying visual artists over the age of 40 who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Anonymous Was A Woman (AWAW) has partnered with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) to launch an emergency relief grant program to support artists impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The program will distribute $250,000 in unrestricted grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to artists who have experienced financial hardship from loss of income or opportunity as a direct result of the crisis. As with AWAW’s annual award, the program is open to women-identifying visual artists over the age of 40 in the United States and territories, and aims to address the unique challenges faced by artists in middle age or older, particularly at this critical time.

APPLICATION TIMELINE

APPLICATION GOES LIVE ON SUBMITTABLE:

Monday, April 6, 2020, 10:00 AM EST

APPLICATION CLOSES:

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 6:00 PM EST

APPLICATION NOTIFICATION:

By Thursday, April 30, 2020

A link to the application form will be made available on Monday, April 6 at 10:00 AM EST.

Due to anticipated high demand, applications will be accepted from Monday, April 6 through Wednesday, April 8. All applications will be reviewed after the closing date. Funds will be awarded to eligible applicants in the order in which applications are received.

WHO CAN APPLY?

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

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