Stipend Opportunity for Artists Living Outside NYC

Here is a opportunity for artists to receive stipend money if you live outside of the 5 boroughs of NYC. Yes, that means Newburgh too. This is being shared very close to the deadline but, better late than never.

Strategic Opportunity Stipends (SOS) a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts working in collaboration with arts councils and cultural organizations across New York State, is designed to help individual artists of all disciplines take advantage of specific opportunities that will significantly benefit their career development. Strategic Opportunity Stipends are administered by NYFA with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts , a state agency.

Applications should clearly describe the concrete and significant impact the artist’s career will gain from the proposed opportunity in order to be competitive in the panel process.

Artists working in all disciplines (including literature, media arts, visual arts, dance, music and theater) may request support ranging from $200 to $1,500.

Strategic Opportunity Stipends are for artists living in New York State outside of the five boroughs of New York City.

DEADLINE APRIL 5, 2012. This deadline is for opportunities occurring between June 1, 2012 and October 31, 2012.


CLICK HERE for SOS video instruction, application form and guidelines. Additional pages with eligibility , regional partners , FAQ and other information can be accessed by clicking on headings in the grey menu on the left side of the page.

SOS applications must be emailed as a ONE PDF to the appropriate regional sponsoring organization . Please NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Artists residing in the five boroughs of New York City are not eligible to apply for this grant opportunity.

Questions: Please email Felicity Hogan, Program Officer: