Helène Aylon Remembered

Helène Aylon Remembered

L to R: Susan Fisher Sterling, Stephanie Sherman, Janice Nesser-Chu, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Marilyn Hayes, Susan King, Juana Guzman, Brenda Oelbaum, Helène Aylon, and Tomie Arai at the WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC in 2016. See images of the event at: flickr.com/photos/nationalwca/ or download the catalog

Helène Aylon: 1931–2020, May Her Memory Be a Blessing

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY and writer AMY POWELL honor the late Jewish feminist artist Helène Aylon.

https://blogs.brandeis.edu/freshideasfromhbi/helene-aylon-1931-2020-may-her-memory-be-a-blessing/?utm_source=HBI+Blog%3A+Aylon%2C+Solomont&utm_campaign=blog%3A+Aylon%2C+Solomont&utm_medium=email

“ANONYMOUS WAS A WOMAN” EMERGENCY RELIEF GRANT

“ANONYMOUS WAS A WOMAN” EMERGENCY RELIEF GRANT

This program will distribute $250,000 in grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to women-identifying visual artists over the age of 40 who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Anonymous-Was-A-Woman-Emergency-Relief-Grant?fbclid=IwAR2dgMMoexfQSaPVxYMxeHICQrZFkwb-9wBjcPW380TfJP20M42FkuOpRL8

Anonymous Was A Woman (AWAW) has partnered with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) to launch an emergency relief grant program to support artists impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The program will distribute $250,000 in unrestricted grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to artists who have experienced financial hardship from loss of income or opportunity as a direct result of the crisis. As with AWAW’s annual award, the program is open to women-identifying visual artists over the age of 40 in the United States and territories, and aims to address the unique challenges faced by artists in middle age or older, particularly at this critical time. A link to the application form will be made available here on Monday, April 6 at 10:00 AM EDT.

APPLICATION TIMELINE

APPLICATION GOES LIVE ON SUBMITTABLE: Monday, April 6, 2020, 10:00 AM EDT

APPLICATION CLOSES: Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 6:00 PM EDT

APPLICATION NOTIFICATION: By Thursday, April 30, 2020

Due to anticipated high demand, applications will be accepted from Monday, April 6 through Wednesday, April 8. All applications will be reviewed after the closing date. Funds will be awarded to eligible applicants in the order in which applications are received.


WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Applicants must be visual artists identifying as women (who work in Digital/New Media, Drawing, Film/Video, Installation, Painting, Photography, Sculpture).
  • Applicants must be 40 years or older on the date their application is submitted.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate activity in their artistic discipline over the past 5 years.
  • Applicants must show documented losses of income for the period of February 1 – July 30, 2020.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in any of the 50 states, District of Columbia or U.S. territories.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Description of losses along with documentation in the form of signed contracts, email confirmations, letters of agreement or materials describing the confirmed date of activity and fee to be paid.
  • Proof of cancellation of activity in the form of state-based shutdown communication, email or personal communication about closure/job loss/opportunity postponement, etc).
  • Amount requested. Any amount up to $2,500.
  • Demonstration of artistic activity over the last 5 years. This can be in the form of a CV/resume, link to website, copies of press or recent grant awards.
  • Proof of age. Upload passport or state-issued ID.

All questions should be directed to AWAW@nyfa.org