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NYFA Artists’ Fellowships awarded to W&B staff member and instructor



Writers & Books is proud to announce that our Director of Adult Programming Albert Abonado has been awarded a NYFA Artists’ Fellowship for Poetry. Writers & Books instructor and host of the Teen Poetry Slam, Rachel McKibbens, also received an Artists’ Fellowship in the same category.


To view all of the 2014 Artists’ Fellowship awardees, click here.

From the NYFA website:

For the past 29 years, NYFA has awarded Artists’ Fellowships of $7,000 to individual originating artists living in New York State and/or Indian Nations located in New York State.

NYFA is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. In 2014, NYFA awarded 90 grants to 93 awardees with 3 collaborations totaling an amount of $630,000.

Artists’ Fellowships, awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. Artists’ Fellowships are not project grants but are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development.

NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowships are administered with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.