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New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), in partnership with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, has announced the newest cycle of its Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program. The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies, and is open to artists in need who are practicing in the disciplines of visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts and choreography and living in the U.S., Tribal Nations, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. 

Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to: bills from your hospital/doctor/dentist/clinic, including co-pays; tests/diagnostics/assessments; physical/occupational therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic; prescription drugs specifically for the emergency medical condition; emergency dental work; and transportation expenses to receive treatment. 

For Emergencies Occurring October 1, 2021 and later 

Applications Open May 3, 2022 

Applications Close June 7, 2022, 11:59PM EDT 

Recipients Notified July 11, 2022 

Please review NYFA’s artistic discipline definitions to determine that you are eligible before applying. For more information including the full eligibility criteria, guidelines on how to apply, and a video information session please visit the NYFA website

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the NYFA Grants team at