The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new emergency grant program called Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants. Robert Rauschenberg was committed to assisting fellow artists in need of emergency medical aid, ultimately establishing the nonprofit foundation Change, Inc. in 1970. In this spirit, this program is designed to serve artists in financial need who otherwise may delay critical treatment or incur substantial and perhaps overwhelming debt. And in this moment, we recognize the urgency of caring for and helping one another. While artists are famously self-sufficient, this is a time to ask for support when needed, and to offer support when possible.
The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies experienced by artists in the past six months. Please review our artistic discipline definitions to determine that you are eligible before applying. If you have questions, please contact the grants administrator. This project is supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
Please note: Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants are not for lost wages, living expenses or medical care for individuals other than the artist. Visit NYFA’s Emergency Grants page for a regularly-updated list of emergency resources.
The Cycle 6 application is now open and will close on March 1, 2021.