Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

From New York Foundation for the Arts

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 January 1, 2021 and later

Applications Now Open

Applications Close October 4, 2021, 11:59PM EDT

Recipients Notified November 9, 2021

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

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