Rauschenberg Foundation emergency grants program continues

Dancers, visual, media artists eligible

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Are you a DANCER anywhere in the U.S. in dire financial emergency because of lack or loss of work? You may be eligible for a one-time Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grant of up to $3,000. This national program is administered by New York Foundation for the Arts and funded by Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

  • Cycle 9 is open Aug. 8 through Sept. 8 for essential expenses such as housing, medicine/healthcare, and food. Please click here for details.
  • Cycle 10 will be open Oct. 24 through Dec. 1.

Do you need help paying for critical medical, mental health, or dental treatment? Have you had to suspend or reduce your creative practice because of a medical emergency? Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants Cycle 20 will be open Aug. 22-Sept. 22. This national program provides grants of up to $5,000 to support direct treatment expenses for medical, dental or mental health emergencies that occurred Feb. 1, 2023 or later; the deadline is Sept. 22, 2023. Artists creating in visual arts, film/video/digital/electronic arts and choreography may apply.

  • Cycle 21 will open Oct. 17 with a 5 p.m. ET Nov. 17 deadline for emergencies occurring April 1, 2023 or later. A recorded information session, guidelines, and the online application are available here.

These programs are open to artists living anywhere in the U.S, its territories, tribal nations, and the District of Columbia. Artists with disabilities, artists of color, and artists living outside of New York are particularly encouraged to apply. These programs are supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. For more information, email emergencyfunds@nyfa.org, or call 212.366.6900 x 239.