Through the program, one-time grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to visual and media artists and choreographers to help cover the costs of unexpected medical emergencies.
Expenses eligible for coverage include hospital and doctor bills (including insurance co-pays), tests, physical/occupational therapy, prescription drugs specifically for the emergency medical condition, and emergency dental work. Grants may not be used to cover expenses for non-emergency medical conditions, ongoing psychiatric treatment, regular dental check-ups or procedures, eyeglasses or standard vision care, elective surgery, non-medical expenses resulting from financial hardship, purchase of materials, loan repayment, purchase of insurance, and loss of property, even if the result of an emergency.
To be eligible, artists must be able to demonstrate current and ongoing activity in their artistic discipline and be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory.
See the New York Foundation for the Arts website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.