Artists' Fellowship, Inc.
Financial Assistance


The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.

“Professional” is defined as those who make the creative arts as their livelihood as painters, sculptors, or art photographers through sales as reported on a Schedule C with Federal tax returns. An active exhibition history is also a part of documenting “professional.”

“Fine Artists” are defined as those who create images for sale through galleries, private commission or reproduction in mass media.  Art photography as defined above is considered “Fine Art.”  All media such as clay, sculpture, digital, traditional is considered “Fine Art” as defined above. 

“Sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship” can be documented through paid or unpaid invoices or contracts.

The “need” must be current and documented, not anticipated.

NOT eligible

Hobbyists, flea market brokers, agents and other creators of art with no record of sales as documented by a Schedule C are NOT eligible.

Performance artists and filmmakers are NOT eligible.

The Artists’ Fellowship does NOT provide aid for scholarships, residencies, study, art projects, exhibitions, art supplies, schooling or travel.

How to Apply for Financial Assistance

  • Download the application from the website. Complete and mail with all necessary
             supporting documents.
  • If you are unable to download and print, contact the office by phone (answering machine)
             212-255-7740 x 216; or Email with a valid mailing address to have the
             application mailed to you.

    When to apply
  • The Board of Trustees meets monthly year round to review all applications properly submitted and eligible. Applicants are encouraged to make their submission early in the month.

    Board Determinations

    All activities of the Relief and Assistance Committee and the Board of Trustees are kept in the strictest confidence. All applicants will be contacted by US Mail with the Boardís determination.

    (as of April 2016)

    Artistsí Fellowship, Inc.
    47 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10003

    212-255-7740 (Salmagundi Club) dial ext. #216 for Artistsí Fellowship