NYSCA NYFA Artist Fellowship How to Video 2017

NYSCA NYFA Artist Fellowship How to Video 2017


Welcome to the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship
How To Video. Before you start you application read through
the program guidelines. This information will help you successfully
complete an application. These guidelines along with other useful information
can be found on the Fellowships page on the NYFA.org website. To find this page on the website, click the
Programs tab at the top of the home page and then select Awards & Grants followed by Artists’
Fellowships. The Fellowships page contains links to useful
information such as Frequently Asked Questions, the Application Guidelines and the link to
the application itself. To create your account, first click on the
category you wish to apply in. This will open up a new page where you can
view the Application Guidelines and the Category Guidelines. The Category Guidelines contain information
specifically related to the discipline category in which you are applying – such as support
materials and work samples – please refer to these guidelines when completing your application. Below, you will be prompted to create your
user account. Applicants must create an account with the
platform submittable.com in order to complete and submit their application. If you do not already have an user account
with submittable.com, enter your details here and click on Create Account and Continue. A verification email will be sent to your
email address, check your inbox and click on the link provided in the email to verify
your account. Once you have created an account and signed
in, you will be able to view the application form. Each category will ask for different support
materials and file uploads, however, all categories require you to enter the same applicant information. Please ensure that Your Name is your full
legal name as it appears on government issued forms of identification. And if you have an artist name, please state
this in the appropriate field. If you are applying as a collaboration, please
enter each collaborative artist’s full legal name in the Your Name field and your collaborative
artist name in the Artist Name field. Once you have entered all of your Applicant
Information, you will be asked to submit your Support Materials. These will vary according to each discipline
however all disciplines require you to submit a Work Statement. The Work Statement gives you the opportunity
to talk about the work you are submitting as your work samples. Imagine that you are in the room with the
panel: how would you explain to them what they are seeing? The Category guidelines also provide guided
questions help you construct your Work Statement. This statement is limited to 100 words. If you want to save your progress at any point
while filling out your application, click on the Save Draft button at the bottom of
the page and your work will be saved. In all categories where applicants are asked
to provide excerpted sections of their work samples have the opportunity to provide an
optional Excerpt Explanation. The Excerpt Explanation contextualizes this
Work Samples with the overall full piece. This statement is limited to 400 words. The Technical Statement is an optional statement
for all categories where it appears. This statement gives applicants’ the opportunity
to describe the relationship of the work samples to the work itself. Applicants should complete this statement
in a manner that is most appropriate to the nature of the work they are submitting, however
the purpose of the Technical Statement is so applicants can provide more context as
to how the work was created and how it would be experienced in it’s intended situation. The Category Guidelines also include guided
questions that will help you in constructing your Technical Statement. In all categories this statement is limited
to 200 words. The Cultural Statement is a required for applicants
applying in the Folk/Traditional Arts category and an optional supplement statement for all
other categories. If your work is rooted in a specific technique
and/or cultural tradition and requires additional explanation you may provide that in the Cultural
Statement. This statement is limited to 700 words for
Folk/Traditional Arts applicants and 400 words for all other categories. Applicants may provide up to 10 digital images
of their work in the Painting, Folk/Traditional Arts and Interdisciplinary Work. To upload an image, click on the Choose Files
button – this will open the finder window on your computer. Locate where your files are stored on your
computer and click Choose to upload. Images will be viewed in the order in which
they are uploaded and should be labeled with the title of the artwork. To ensure your order remains, we recommend
numbering each image with the sequence 01-10. Image files must also be jpg files with with
the “dot jpg” extension. When formatting your images, color profile
RGB is the recommended for screen viewing and your image resolution should be a minimum
of 72dpi to avoid pixelation. All applicants have a maximum file upload
limit of 2GB per application. You will be prompted to fill out metadata
for each image including the Title, Materials, Date, Dimensions and any other Information. Composite images depicting more than one artwork
are not allowed. Posters, event flyers and other promotional
images are not recommended. Applicants in the Video/Film, Interdisciplinary
Arts and Folk/Traditional Arts may upload 1- to- 2 full length video samples of their
work and 2 excerpts from full length sample. If you are submitting only 1 full length video
sample, you must supply 2 excerpts from that sample. To upload a video sample, click on the Choose
Files button – this will open the finder window on your computer. Locate where your videos are stored on your
computer and click Choose to upload. Once you have uploaded your video, it will
display on your application form, applicants have a maximum file upload limit of 2GB per
application. After you have uploaded your video, you will
be prompted to fill out metadata for each video. NYFA accepts video samples as mp4 and .mov
files – please refer to the Category Guidelines for more information on how to format your
video samples. Each video sample must relate to only one
project, submitting video samples comprised of multiple clips from different projects
is not recommended. “Sizzle Reels” and Trailers should also
be avoided. Titles and credits should not be included in excerpts. If you are applying in the Fiction category,
you are required to upload a PDF of up to 20 pages of a manuscript as your work sample. For Manuscripts please upload a PDF that includes:
A title page with the title of your works, and year they were completed and up to 20
pages of work which best represent your work within the past five years. If you are including sections of a larger
work, you are strongly advised to include substantial portions, rather than small fragments. To upload your Manuscript, click on the Choose
Files button – this will open the finder window on your computer. Locate where your PDF file stored on your
computer and click Choose to upload. After you have uploaded your Manuscript, you
will be prompted to fill out metadata for your file including the Title and Date. Once you have uploaded your PDF, it will display
on your application form, applicants have a maximum file upload limit of 2GB per application. Please do not include publication and/or production
information anywhere on your manuscript. Do not include your artistic résumé in your
PDF. Scanned excerpts from books will not be accepted. Manuscripts must be in English, but can be
translated into English by someone other than the artist. All manuscripts must be in 12-point font,
and double-spaced. Once you have completed your application,
please review your application carefully. Once submitted, you will no longer be able
to make changes to your application so make sure you have reviewed everything carefully
before submitting. Once you are ready to submit, select the submit
button. Once successfully submitted, you will receive
a confirmation email from Submittable.

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